How often have you cut yourself while shaving? Hurt your finger with scissors while doing your projects, or your finger starts to bleed while cutting your vegetables, and scrapping your knee at the park has now become such a fond memory for us. But do you remember how your first instinct was to get a First Aid Kit in all the above situations?
How important is a First Aid Kit?
Bleeding is blood loss from a small cut of a severe wound, sometimes internal. If the bleeding is left untreated from any injury, it can lead to the need for blood transfusion and can be life-threatening.
The causes of blood loss can range from deep cuts from sharp objects, minor scratches, and road accidents. These injuries can range from minor cuts/scratches to massive bleeding.
In cases of severe external bleeding, first aid is critical to limit blood loss and minimize further damage. The sole purpose of First aid is to manage bleeding and minimize blood loss by directly applying pressure on the wound, using bandages, a hemostatic agent, and calling the emergency services.
But have you ever wondered when the concept of the First Aid Kit was introduced?
History of First Aid Kit
According to the National Library of Medicine, the concept of the First Aid Kit was introduced in the United Kingdom in 1879 by St. John Ambulance. St. Andrew formed an organization under the name “First Aid Organization” in Scotland in 1882 with the sole purpose of ‘alleviating the pain of the injured soldiers in war and taking required measures for their care.’
In 1823-1908 Esmarch laid the foundation of civil First Aid institutions and popularised the use of bandages.
So summarising the vivid history of the First Aid Kit, its invention need, and its practical implementation, we can say: The First Aid Kit was first introduced to treat the soldiers and minimize battlefield injuries. In the later years, this concept was adapted in First aid places and field hospitals, and then for road accidents.
Now we see that it has become an essential part of the modern-day home.
What should you have in your home First Aid Kit?
A well-planned and stocked First aid Kit at the home, office, school, and care is very important. Make sure you store your First Aid kit in a cool, dry place and out of the reach of children.
Your First Aid Kit Checklist:
- Crêpe bandages
- Safety pins
- Design bandages
- Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
- Sticky tape
- Detail or any other antiseptic cream or spray
- Some essential medicines for fever, cold, or headaches
Are you sure this is all you need in your First Aid Kit? What if there is an essential item you’re missing in your first aid kit.
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Why SeraSeal™, you ask?
Brought to India by Swasth Kare, SeraSeal™ can arrest any type of bleed in seconds and has the potential to save lives. It would be the perfect addition to your First Aid Kit as it:
- Very easy to apply
- Has no side effects
- Works on all types of wounds and cuts
- Has multiple delivery systems
- Can be used by anyone as it needs no preparation
- Works in seconds
- Is a boon to hemophilia patients
Cut, Apply, Wait! As simple as that.
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