Archive for the ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Category

06 May 2016

National Trauma Awareness Month. Don’t Be a Bystander – Be a ‘By-doer’

National Trauma Awareness Month. Don’t Be a Bystander – Be a ‘By-doer’

It’s National Trauma Awareness Month. Don’t Be a Bystander – Be a ‘By-doer’ May 2016 marks the 28th annual National Trauma Awareness Month, a call to focus on injury prevention and raising trauma awareness. Traumatic injuries are the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 46 years old, and the number three cause of death overall in the United States. And yet, the majority of the population doesn’t have the training, or the tools, to stop major bleeding....

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10 Mar 2016

Prevention is the Best Zika Virus Treatment

Prevention is the Best Zika Virus Treatment

With spring just on the horizon, mosquitos aren’t on the forefront of everyone’s mind. But with recent buzz about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, it’s not too early to think about protecting yourself. By now you’ve probably heard about the Zika virus epidemic in South and Central Americas. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to a birth defect and its rapid spread has gained the attention of medical communities worldwide. As of right now, there is no vaccine for the virus. The ...

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09 Feb 2016

Trapped! Survive the Unexpected Winter Driving Emergency

Trapped! Survive the Unexpected Winter Driving Emergency

Could You Survive Being Trapped in Your Car Overnight in a Blizzard? It's the worst case winter driving emergency. You’re stranded in your car at night, in the middle of a blizzard. What do you do? Are you prepared to stay safe and comfortable? It’s important to go beyond the basics to be prepared for winter emergencies and survive a worst-case scenario. Supplement your emergency car kit with supplies to prevent hypothermia and dehydration, such as an emergency space blanket and rehydrat...

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19 Oct 2015

Chinook Highlighted in New White House “Stop the Bleed” Initiative

Chinook Highlighted in New White House “Stop the Bleed” Initiative

Chinook Medical Gear is proud to be recognized as one of only a handful of companies chosen to promote the new nationwide initiative, “Stop the Bleed”. Chinook attended the forum held at the White House on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The event marked the launch of “Stop the Bleed”, which seeks to empower bystanders of emergency situations to act as immediate responders to stop life-threatening bleeding. Severe bleeding can claim lives within minutes, potentially before trained medic...

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10 Sep 2014

Emergency Preparedness Month

Emergency Preparedness Month

e·mer·gen·cy: a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.   From natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, to power outages and house fires, preparation is required to adequately respond to unexpected and dangerous scenarios. Being informed, making a plan, and having a medical kit ensures you can be better prepared to deal with an emergency. Be Informed: Know what potential emergencies can happen in your area or where you travel ...

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09 Jul 2014

Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Most of our customers understand combat medicine, but do you know how to handle the myriad of injuries and ailments common in the backcountry? To keep you traveling safely, we are happy to offer this exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Mike Layton's chapter on Medical Concerns from his newest edition of Climbing Stronger, Faster, Healthier: Beyond the Basics. Geared towards climbers, this medical information applies to all who enjoy the outdoors. Here’s an excerpt from the Chapter 8 - Medical ...

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04 Jun 2014

Lessons Learned from Midwest Tornadoes

Lessons Learned from Midwest Tornadoes

May 20, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating Moore, OK EF-5 tornado that killed 24 people, including seven children who were trapped in Plaza Towers Elementary School. As the community in Moore continues to rebuild its town, the devastating photos of the event last spring serve a chilling reminder: Mother Nature can hit anytime and anywhere, and communities must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Another tragic anniversary that recently occurred is that of the mul...

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28 Jan 2014

Chinook Medical Gear Announces New Distribution Partnership with Drop Drop, Inc.

Chinook Medical Gear Announces New Distribution Partnership with Drop Drop, Inc.

Developed in 2008, Drip Drop improves upon international Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) standards with a precise electrolyte ratio of salts, sugars and other ingredients to hydrate better and faster than anything else on the market. And unlike other oral rehydration solutions, which tend to taste salty, Drip Drop actually tastes good, insuring higher rates of compliance in the field. “Testimonial from relief settings around the world confirms that Drip Drop is a force multiplier: not only ...

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10 Dec 2013

Chinook at the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA)

Chinook at the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA)

SOMA is the annual gathering of military and civilian medical providers, including academic and industry professionals from around the world. The event is a perfect forum to exchange ideas and advances in the science, technology, and skills of unconventional medicine by bringing together pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine. This year at SOMA Chinook will be featuring NSN Special Operations modules, the MedSled, AirWrap, DripDrop, i-gel and much more...

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08 Oct 2013

The National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) Calls for Increased Emergency Medical Training for Police Officers

The National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) Calls for Increased Emergency Medical Training for Police Officers

(Pictured: Chinook Law Enforcement Medical Kit - Individual Operator) Doylestown, PA (October 2013) - The National Tactical Officers Association is calling for basic Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) training for all police officers in light of recent incidents of mass violence. The Navy Yard massacre in Washington, D.C., the Boston Marathon bombing and lone shooters in Tucson and Newtown have focused attention on the response to changing threats in our society. These tragic events...

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