A lot of commercial trauma kits include a pair of chest seals, yet most people do not fully understand when, why, and how they should be used. As we include more advanced components like these in our Emergency Medical Kits we feel it is our duty to help educate our customers on the proper use of these products to help you and yours Get Home Alive. This article is not intended to replace actual training.
Tourniquet or Direct Pressure? How do you know which is the right choice when dealing with a traumatic injury? You will know that a tourniquet is needed to stop the blood flow if:-There is an amputation of a major limb.-The blood is bright red and spurting.-There is obvious massive blood loss.-If after applying direct pressure the bleeding does not stop.