Facts About Dehydration

When does dehydration occur? At just 1-2% dehydration, or when you’ve lost 1-2% of your body’s water, mental performance and physical coordination start to become impaired — and you’re not even thirsty yet At 2-4% dehydration, you’ll feel thirsty and possibly some of these other symptoms: Fatigue, lethargy, fuzzy thinking Irritability Dizziness Headache Dry mouth…

Should Tourniquets Be Included in Workplace First Aid?

Should Tourniquets Be Included in Workplace First Aid?

Companies should strongly consider adding tourniquets to current first aid supplies.  This is a ‘recent’ change to thinking.  I clearly remember my instructors back when I took my EMT-Basic course in the early 90’s telling us: “tourniquets are a last resort, and you’ll probably never need one”.  Things have changed substantially as we learn more…