"Understanding what we are about and what drives us to be the best in our industry, is best summed up by the statement below.
“The fact that more than 1 million serious accidents occur each year in the United States demands more widespread knowledge of first aid. A great many lives have been saved each year by the prompt application of first aid and many more could have been saved had the principles of intelligent first aid been more generally known.”
While the statement above is certainly compelling, what makes it even more alarming is that it comes from the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania in the year 1917. So how much better have we done in saving lives?
In 2006, US emergency rooms received more than 111 million visits with approximately 50% due to unintentional injuries. Even today, unintentional injuries remain the number one killer of Americans in ages 1-44 and the number one killer of children worldwide.
If information like this has been available for well over 90 years, why haven’t we improved our approach to first aid and in saving lives?
To better understand the original intent and role in developing a system of victim care and transportation, the Department of Transportation, in the early 70’s, met with military medical specialists from each of the three branches (Army, Air Force and Navy), seeking their input and assistance in the planning of this country’s Emergency Medical System (EMS).
The military model, utilized in Korea and Viet Nam, revolved around a ‘chain of survival’ and included three levels of care; basic life support, emergency care/transportation, and primary care. Each of these links is co-dependent on the other as often the number of victims and the ability of the medic/corpsman to reach everyone within the first 3-4 minutes made it necessary for some level of basic life support to be provided by non-professional responders or in military terms, ‘"all hands"."
Our Opinion: You never know when something horrific is going to happen, and I want to be as prepared as possible! I am 26 years old I have 3 children and I had no idea how to do CPR. I have know idea why I had not learned! This Safe Traveler Bag came with many different sections. The first sections is the Breathing. This package contains 1 set of breathing & CPR instruction cards, 6 gauze sponges, 1 mouth to mouth barrier and 1 pair of disposable gloves. This talks to you and shows and explains step by step what to do if someone is not breathing and how to save their lives.
The second section is the Shock package. This package contains 1 shock instruction card, 1 emergency blanket and 1 pair of disposable gloves. This explains what the signs of shock are and explains step by step what to do.
The third is the Bleeding package. I know for me this would of come in very handy a couple of years back when we came upon a wreck and the girl was bleeding so horrible. You could actually see her bones in her head. My dad didn't have anything that was clean in the car but did have an old tshirt that he had her put on it to stop the bleeding. This kit contains 1 bleeding instruction card, 6 gauze sponges, 1 rolled bandage, 1 large dressing, 1 roll tape and 1 pair of disposable gloves. This kit tells you step by step how to stop the bleeding and how to wrap it. The most important thing is to make sure to wear the gloves!
This kit also contains a Basics kit. The Basics contains 1 basics instruction card, 50 bandage strips, 1 instant ice pack, 5 antibiotic ointment packs, 4 alcohol prep pads, 1 pair of scissors, 1 disposable bag and 1 pair of disposable gloves.
I feel very lucky to have been able to review this package. I have put it in my car and it really does make me feel safer. Anything can happen and hopefully this will help me out shall I ever need it. I can honestly say this Safe Travel would help save someones life.
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