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The use of tourniquets, tight straps around an arm or leg and tightened with a windlass to stop bleeding, have been around for nearly 400 years. The first documented case of a tourniquet used on the battlefield was in 1674.1 Discussions of constricting bands (but without the use of a windlass) date back much further than that. That's not a good reason to use a tourniquet—um, we can't tell if the damage is from the treatment, so go ahead—but tourniquets definitely save lives. Saving lives is a good reason to use them Tourniquets are absolutely essential on the battlefield. They provide...

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A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament is a thick, tough, fibrous tissue that connects bones together. Commonly injured ligaments are in the ankle, knee, and wrist. The ligaments can be injured by being stretched too far from their normal position. The purpose of having ligaments is to hold your skeleton together in a normal alignment — ligaments prevent abnormal movements. However, when too much force is applied to a ligament, such as in a fall, the ligaments can be stretched or torn; this injury is called a sprain.A strain is an injury to a muscle or...

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How to Treat a Burn Treat It Yourself or Call for Help, Depending on the Severity By Rod Brouhard, EMT-P Medically reviewed by Michael Menna, DO Updated on December 06, 2019 In This Article Cool the Burn When to Call 911 Using Burn Ointment Burn Care Depending on the severity of a burn, which is based on depth and size, you might need to see a doctor or call 911. Regardless of the severity of the injury, follow these steps to immediately treat a burn: Flush the burned area with cool running water for several minutes Call 911 for a...

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Here is quote to remember that victory loves preparation and preparation love’s victory. It seems these days having Emergency survival kits are a smart way to keep your family prepared for the on going event that are happening right now and the future. So here is list of things to consider for your bug out bag.

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