Thank you mate that’s very generous.I nearly took my thumb off with an axe when I was 17. Same complacency and about 20 seconds before shock set in.
luckily my dad was a firefighter and took the lead.
We have first aid kits in the cars and house but I also keep a couple of compression dressings in the bag I store my knives and axes in.
if you don’t have any decent dressings PM me your address and I’ll pop some in the post.
Hey woodsorrel, it’s more that I hadn’t shown my wife what to do in the event something happened, If I had she might have been able to get to the kit, but now
That They should be and ALL employees at all company’s should be first aid trained not just some, that complacency is the same if popping to the shops on your bike and not wearing your helmet, driving with no seatbelt (never done and never will) or carving a kuksa and making room for more blood.Quite right. I still think First Aid Classes should be mandatorily taught as part of the school curriculum.
Il get some of that sort ordered To, I’ve just orderd the ifds I spoke to My gp today regarding my loss of feeling in my thumb, and told him I am building some trauma kits and he said when I get my stitches out the nurse will have some hemostatic Gause and dressings for me, legend.
Decent Dr that.Il get some of that sort ordered To, I’ve just orderd the ifds I spoke to My gp today regarding my loss of feeling in my thumb, and told him I am building some trauma kits and he said when I get my stitches out the nurse will have some hemostatic Gause and dressings for me, legend.
He said if it goes blue or cold or hurts to get down to a&e but the circulation is fine, I’ve had to send Him pictures of it, just a waiting game to see if it comes back or needs looking at I guess, the nurse thought I was weird for wanting a picture before she stiched it glad they patched you up mateI had nerve damage on my little finger & Next Two fingers ( felt like Dead Mans hand ) - In the end they tracked it back to my elbow ( electrical impedance test ) where one of the Two nerves was " rubbing " over some bone - they opened me up and trimmed the bone back. Now - no problems.
I know mate, I’m waiting on hearing back from camsar and hopefully will be joining them soon, so il be doing my sar full training, I’m a first aider through work but none of the big stuff, had a basic bleeds course many years ago when on the boning line.Decent Dr that.
most importantly for everyone is to know your kit and how it works.
people buy special and expensive dressings and the first time they see it open is when they have a bleed to deal with.
I have particularly found this tourniquets where people are reluctant to “break the seal“
some places sell training dressings which are essentially non sterile but an out of date one is just as good for practice, and practice you must!
It’s surprising how many places still have teams mate, personally I’ve always found getting lost easier in a built up area lol You never know when there might be a major incident/weather event and people need help. And I’m just about to order from sps! So thank youThat’s great to hear, if I lived a little more rural I’d love to give SAR a try
(Working for, hopefully not needing them)
Best course I did a few years ago was a remote environments medical course. It was very comprehensive. A heavy subject was dealing with bleeds and I got taught a very simple way to remember what kit to use on what bleed, based on your own reaction.....There’s some good advice there mate, I appreciate the chat, I’m looking into a bleeds kit, I have always used lifesystems kits as a base for building on, so that’s what I’ve done, orderd some different sizes and will add gear to them depending on where the kit will live,