Being Prepared for Mass Casualties

Posted by admin on January 25, 2013 at 10:18 am. Filed under: Medical Emergency

Single medical emergencies can be tough enough to cope with, but when there are multiple individuals in need of treatment, the stakes are raised. If your organisation has to cope with mass casualty scenarios, it’s vital you have all the medical supplies you need.

It can be impossible to predict when disasters like this will occur and so it’s important that you always have the goods you need ready just in case. There are no second chances when events begin to unfold and many people’s lives may be in your hands.

Plenty of choice

Thankfully, there are many superb products available these days that can make dealing with mass casualty scenarios that bit easier. Here at Bound Tree Medical we stock an array of products that may be just what you’re looking for.

By perusing our website, you should find everything you need. Once you’ve stocked up on all the relevant items, you can enjoy peace of mind. Of course, you’ll be hoping that you don’t have to use the supplies, but if you’re called into action, you’ll be ready.

Handheld megaphone

It may not be the most technically impressive piece of kit around, but the good old handheld megaphone can be extremely useful. By their very nature, mass casualty situations tend to be chaotic and noisy. Trying to get people to behave in the best possible way is therefore impossible without some effective means of communication.

Whether you’re dealing with terrorist attacks, fires, natural disasters or anything else, being able to pick up a megaphone and issue instructions could prove vital.

You might be interested in our handheld, multi-sound megaphone. It combines 25 watts of power with a 115dB siren, making it one of the best tools in crowd control. All you have to do is press the trigger and start talking. It provides more than 274 metres of clear, crisp voice projection.

Barrier tape

Cordoning off the affected area might also be one of your team’s tasks. For this, you’ll need barrier tape. This simple but effective product can help to minimise confusion and prevent individuals from straying into dangerous areas.

Stretchers

Off course, stretchers are a must in mass casualty disasters. When people are sick and injured, they often need to be moved with the aid of platforms like this. The Saver Disaster Stretcher might be perfect for your organisation. It is designed with mass casualty and catastrophic situations in mind.

Made from durable, lightweight aluminium it quickly and easily deploys onto the rescue scene to accommodate multiple victims. Afterwards, it conveniently stacks onto itself for compact storage. Meanwhile, its heavy-duty vinyl-coated nylon cover is durable, fire retardant and stain resistant to blood and other bodily fluids.

Other products

To see our full range of items, just take a look around our website. You might also be interested in our oxygen masks and resus kits, among other things.

Ordering from us is quick and simple and you won’t have to wait long to take delivery of the items.

 

Kitting Out your Personnel with Suitable PPE

Posted by admin on January 20, 2013 at 10:09 am. Filed under: Medical Equipment

As an employer, you have a responsibility to your staff members to protect them from risks to their wellbeing. As part of this, you may need to provide your workers with suitable personal protective equipment (PPE).

These days, there are lots of different items on the market and whether you’re after special footwear, tactical clothing or anything else, you should be able to find it online. Here at Bound Tree Medical we sell an array of items and may have everything you need.

PPE explained

PPE refers to equipment that will protect users against health or safety risks at work and it can include items like gloves, eye protection, safety helmets, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment.

These products are so important because even when engineering controls and safe systems of work have been put in place, some hazards can remain. For example, employees may be at risk of injury to their lungs from breathing in contaminated air or to their heads and feet from falling objects. They may also suffer risks to their eyes from flying particles or splashes of corrosive liquid, while their skin could be in danger from corrosive materials.

Individuals can also be at risk because they need to operate in poor visibility or because they are exposed to extremes of heat or cold.

Free of charge

If PPE is still needed after you’ve implemented all of your other controls, you are obliged to provide this for your workers free of charge and it’s crucial that you choose your equipment carefully. Furthermore, you must ensure that your personnel are trained to use it properly and know how to detect and report any faults. It’s also necessary to inform personnel of any limitations the equipment has.

The products, whether they are tactical gloves UK or anything else, should also be the right size, fit and weight for their users.

Ask yourself

When you’re deciding exactly what items of PPE your staff members need, it’s helpful to think about who is exposed to danger and what sort of danger this is. Also, how long are the workers exposed for and how much are they exposed to?

In addition, it’s vital to consider the whole outfit your workers will be wearing. For example, you’ll need to make sure that if more than one item of PPE is being worn, they products can be used together without difficulty.

More info

When it comes to enforcing the use of PPE, you must be firm. If you make exceptions, such as in the case of quick jobs, you elevate the level of danger facing your employees.

Meanwhile, once you’ve invested in PPE, you’ll need to maintain it. The items must be looked after and properly stored when not in use.

Take your pick

As well as the array of hospital equipment we offer here at Bound Tree Medical we also provide a selection of boots, tactical gloves and other items that may be just what you’re looking for. To check out our full range, just take a look around the relevant section of our website.

 

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