Cuts and scrapes happen. Whether working on your car, getting out in the great outdoors, or just cutting an avocado, you may need to do a little first aid on occasion. But when you find yourself bleeding - or bleeding a lot - do you really know the right thing to do? Mitch walks through the steps he took after a significantly bad slice on his hand, while Dr. Troy explains what he actually should have done. In this episode of Thing Guys Should Know, learn the best first aid for when you're bleeding.
The holidays are here and you’re getting ready to hit the road for a well-deserved vacation—the one thing you should always remember to take with you is a first aid kit. Emergency room physician Troy Madsen, MD, says the majority of the items most people would include in their kits, he leaves out. Dr. Madsen goes through his top three first aid travel kit items and tells you why it’s important to never travel without them so that you won’t have to spend countless hours in the ER.
There’s a lot to consider when buying a first-aid kit— should you get the bigger, more expensive one for your camping trip or do you really need all that stuff? Dr. AJ Wheeler is from St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming and a member of the Teton County Search and Rescue. He gives a step-by-step overview of what to look for in a first-aid kit in the store, including his insights into what’s the most important to have.
You’ve childproofed the house to avoid any accidents that could occur – but what many parents overlook are choking hazards in food. Dr. Cindy Gellner explains why certain foods can cause choking in young children, and the few foods that she mentions might surprise you. She also describes the symptoms of choking in kids and what you can do if your child is choking.
You’re at work or at a theater and the person next to you falls to the ground and starts shaking – it might be a seizure. How do you know for sure it’s a seizure, and more importantly, what do you do? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen says the popular belief that you need to put something in seizure victims’ mouths to stop them from swallowing their tongues is a myth. He’ll explain the different types of seizures and tell why doing less is doing more when someone has a seizure.
You’re at a holiday dinner and you think someone is choking on food – should you give them the Heimlich maneuver? Does it really work? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen answers these questions and also tells you how to identify if someone is really choking, whether you should perform the Heimlich and how to tell if you’re doing it properly.