How to Protect Yourself from Stingrays

How to Protect Yourself from Stingrays


How to Protect Yourself from Stingrays. Death by stingray is extremely rare, but getting
hit with their barb still hurts like hell – which is why you need to learn how to
play footsie safely with these sea creatures. You will need An ability to shuffle your feet
Very hot water or a chemical heat pack Water shoes (optional) Stingray guards or leggings
(optional) and a thermometer (optional). Step 1. Know where stingrays like to hang out – in
shallow water along the ocean shoreline and near the mouth of a bayou. Step 2. Do The Stingray Shuffle. Slide your feet along the ocean floor rather
than lifting them; it will prevent you from stepping down hard on a stingray – the most
common way of getting stuck by the serrated stinger on its tail. Plus, the movement warns stingrays that you’re
in the area. Step 3. Consider wearing water shoes. If you do step on a stingray, your footwear
may prevent the barb from penetrating. Step 4. If you’re stepping into murky water from a
boat, poke around with a stick before you set down your foot. Invest in stingray guards or leggings if you
do a lot of wade fishing. Step 5. If you do get stung and are bleeding, apply
pressure to stem the bleeding and seek immediate medical care. Step 6. If the injury is minor, remove the stinger
with tweezers, being careful not to squeeze it further into the skin. Clean the area with soap and water, and plunge
it the hottest water you can tolerate for 30 minutes. Or, apply a chemical heat pack. The heat kills the venom that causes the intense
pain. Test the water with a thermometer before immersing
the wounded area so you don’t burn yourself. The water shouldn’t be above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Step 7. Have a doctor clean out the wound to make
sure none of the barb remains in your body. Left-behind pieces will cause infection. Did you know About 1,500 Americans are injured
by stingrays every year.

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Electrolyte to Include in Your First Aid Kit

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Electrolyte to Include in Your First Aid Kit


For certain trips for example if you’re going
into the dessert for a hiking up in the mountains, in the dessert, if your going for long long
camping trips in areas where it’s very humid or hot and you are doing a lot of sweating
or even if you’re just doing some exercise that causes you a lot of sweating and loosing
a lot of fluid then you want to replenish your electrolytes, that’s your sodium, your
potassium, your glucose in your body to prevent any dehydration. So, if you can get hold of
these packages or anything that this is, for example, is called oral rehydration salts
that would be very good to include into your kit. I will show you how to use this but you
can also get this in tablet form, too. So, basically tablet form is a compressed form
of the loose powder and this is the loose powder form. And, in this package it contains
sodium chloride, which is the chemical name for salt, potassium chloride, and glucose.
So,here it says, directions: How to Use. Very simple, it says dissolve in 1 liter drinking
water. But, for example, sometimes kids don’t like to drink things that taste icky, so you
can also put it in orange juice, any kind of juice, fruit juice, and let it dissolve
in there and you really wouldn’t tast it at all. So, it’s, the kids are more inclined
to drink it. But, anyway here, it’s very simple, I’ll show you. You just get a liter of water,
but here we just got a sample, a cup of water, and of course this is when a pair of scissors
comes in handy because it you don’t have a pair of scissors I guess you’ll have to resort
to using your teeth. But, which I am going to do but I don’t have strong teeth. So, if
we, if we, if we can find a pair of scissors, which we should have, oh, here it is, so here
see, pair of scissors, I told you is very important item. If you don’t have strong teeth
like me so, very easy, open it up, and here we go. We will then just pour into the water
and give it a stir and this is when if you have a depressor if you don’t have any sort
of like catheter, you can always improvise, that’s why it’s always good if you can get
one of these tongue depressors in your kit because you can always use it as a stirer.
See, so these things in the kit, these items, you can improvise and use them, it’s like
survival techniques so here we go, this is my stirer and let it dissolve and I’m going
to taste it. See what it tastes like. I haven’t tried this brand, let’s see. See what it tastes
like, it’s better to have ice.
Yes, it’s better to put into orange juice or something that’s sweet because it’s like
drinking a pot of salt. But, it’s good for you though when you’re dehydrated. You don’t
want to end up in the ER, right, so, alright, there we go. Rehydration.

First Aid Kits and Tips : Treating a Strained Muscle: First Aid for Minor Injuries

First Aid Kits and Tips : Treating a Strained Muscle: First Aid for Minor Injuries


Hi! I’m Tracey Cullers on behalf of expertvillage.com.
In this segment, I’ll show you how to take care of a strained muscle. First of all, you
want to use an Ace bandage or a compression stocking to go around and dress the area.
You are going to start at the area farthest from the heart and move upwards using overlapping
wraps around. Go ahead and go to the bottom of the injured area all the way to above the
top of the injured area. Some of the bandages come with clips that you can use. I prefer
to just use tape. Next, you want to elevate the injured area. I’m going to use this
cooler. Go ahead and stick your leg up there. Elevation and rest will do a lot of good for
it. Next, I will put ice on the area. This is going to constrict the blood flow, help
the muscle to feel better, and reduce swelling and bruising. In addition to this, I would
suggest ibuprofen, and going home as soon as possible.

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Towellettes used in First Aid Kits

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Towellettes used in First Aid Kits


And, the next item that I think should be
important in a kit is, of course, the toilettes, and the medicated pads. Sometimes it says
alcohol pads but deffinately anything that can sterilize a wound, kill off all the bacteria
and germs before you apply the ointments, the antiseptic ointments, or the bandage.
And in this kit we have, this one is sting relief medicated pads. It also has like cleansing
toilettes, of course, to keep your hands nice and clean before you touch any open wounds
so you don’t introduce any more germs and bacteria into the wounds that can cause infection.
And, we have alcohol pads but I don’t have it here to show you but those you can buy,
usually those are included into the kits but you can also buy them in the drug stores as
well. They are readilly available in drug stores and you can add on extra or if you
run out of course then you want to re-supply your kit so you can go and buy those. And
here interestingly enough you don’t find this very often in any sort of these pre-assembled
kits but this one is a bacteriostatic trauma dressing and these are for the real real open
wounds, deep wounds that you sometimes encounter, you find that, and it has an antiseptic in
it to keep the wound nice and clean and sterile when you apply this on. And the antiseptic
is actually in the pad itself, like a gauze that is soaked into the pad and you put that
next to the, after you have cleaned the wound you place it on top of the wound and you put
the bandage on. So there is a barrier. This is called a bacteriostatic trauma dressing,
but you don’t normally see this in the kitsand these are kind of hard to find. So, but it’s
useful.

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Scissors, Tapes & Gauze for the First Aid Kit

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Scissors, Tapes & Gauze for the First Aid Kit


Another very important item that you should
have in all first aid kits is very simply a basic pair of scissors. Scissors is very
important because you need it to cut the gauze, the bandages you know and is also useful in
other situations, especially if you go camping. So, a pair of scissors, a good pair of scissors
is important item in the kit. And, here is a little tiny one, it fits in the little pre-packaged
kits that you buy. But, I think its better to have different sized scissors, you can
get larger ones and have that also available in the kit as well. So, a pair of scissors,
very important, and of course we have the adhesive tape, waterproof, deffinately get
waterproof tape, adhesive tape so that when you tie the bandages you want something that
would keep the bandages in place and if you go camping, especially with kids, your going
to go swimming in the pond, in the river, or the pool and you want to keep the bandage
in place. So, waterproof adhesive tape. Have gauze, importance, you can get, this is a
4 by 4 gauze. 4 by 4 means 4inches by 4inches but you can them in very different, various
different sizes as well And the gauze, of course, is very important because you don’t,
when have open cut, after you have cleansed it, and cleaned the cut you want to put the
gauze on top of the cut and then you put the you know the bandages on top of the gauze.
You don’t apply bandages right directly on top of your open wound. And of course here
are some different types of, this is bandages, this is one type of bandages this is, and
they give you different lengths, and this is stretchable and this is 2 inches by 4 yards.
But, you know, kits come with different lengths, sizes, as well as the gauze and you can go
and you know buy them separately as well as separate items.

First Aid Kits and Tips : Treating a Bee Sting: First Aid for Minor Injuries

First Aid Kits and Tips : Treating a Bee Sting: First Aid for Minor Injuries


Hi! I’m Tracey Cullers on behalf of expertvillage.com.
In this segment, I’ll show you how to take care of a bee sting. The most important thing
to do is to get rid of the stinger. If it stays in it can keep hurting. An easy way
to do it is to take a credit card or a phone card and slide it across until it comes off.
Then you want to watch for any allergic reactions. If she immediately will turn and gets big
hives, have difficulty swallowing or breathing, you would want to call 911. If it’s going
to be just a simple case of pain then there are several things that you can do to ease
the pain. You can make a mixture of baking soda and water and put it on there. You could
use meat tenderizer that also works. Make a paste and put it on the sting. I like to
use aspirin. You just take an aspirin and crush it up. If you do not have a mortar and
pestle go ahead and use metal spoons, crush it between them, and make a paste with water
and aspirin. Just a little bit of water will do. Then put that on the injury. That’s
going to make the bee sting feel a whole lot better.

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Matches, Cotton Balls  & Flashlight in the First Aid Kit

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Matches, Cotton Balls & Flashlight in the First Aid Kit


And, if you go camping or on long trips, sometimes
you’re in a situation where you need fire. And matches, matches are very good, or is
also good when you’re in the dark and you got candles and you want to light the candles,
so matches are good. It’s very handy to always keep a pack in your first aid kit or you can
buy or a lighter, a cigarette lighter. Not to smoke cigarettes, I’m totally against smoking,
but a cigarette lighter only because it’s a handy source of finding a way to get fire
if you need it or light if you don’t have a torch. Alright, other items, pads, you know
we already talked about gauzes and bandages and all that but I think for example it’s
also good to have cotton balls. If you can put a few into the kit, it’s important because
I think this is also besides using it to cleanse a wound, you can also use it to cleanse your
hands and face and so on and so forth. So, cotton balls is always so important and for
the females out there, of course you know, your feminine pads, you never know, if you’re
on a long, long excursions and camping thing, it’s always good to have a few of these pads.
But even so, like for example, you can also use this for you know, improvising certain
situations where you’ve run out of cotton ball or some kind of padding that you need.
So, this actually makes good padding too, as well as a good sanitary pad. And of course
I think that in a kit that you also have something, that you have something for fire but you also
have something for light. So, a torch. Torch is a very important item that I think you
should include in your first aid kit and you should have a torch and bring extra batteries,
cause always, inevitably it runs out and you need extra batteries, so bring extra batteries.
So add that into your kit and like for example this torch, it comes with an additional bulb
so at the end of this torch you can pull out this part here, you have an extra bulb, which
is actually quite handy. So sometimes I think it’s better if you pay a little bit more for
an item, you get a little better quality and you might get extra, extra function out of
it. So, here torch for light is important and that you should add that into your kit.
So there we go. I’m Dr. Susan Jewell and I hope that you go out and you know how to look
for a first aid kit or how to put one together. And just to re-iterate, you can buy prepackaged
ones available in varying sizes and varying costs at all your local drug stores. So thank
you so much.

Can robots take care of the elderly?

Can robots take care of the elderly?


My seven love bill J. Yeah, she was agent one life she was It’s loneliness a big problem amongst your generation I mean you know they are because no one ever comes to visit. You know they they never seen that one you know and then They go down to town about once a week. That’s why we use I’m Shelby and I say life You know what about the idea of a robot for a companion? What’s that my little female? You haven’t drunk anything for two hours Hello papa hello We could do this forever oh no we could The elderly population is growing it’s a real problem, and there’s not enough young people to actually support those elderly population, so there’s this demographic time bomb Bill’s taking down, so I think that’s potential if we could get them to talk properly with us And it could be a great companion for people what else do you do the robot can appear in many ways to be empathic and be Helpful and it could well be they could form a relationship with empathic Robots, but of course the robot doesn’t form any relationship with them because it’s just a machine You

First Aid Kits and Tips : First Aid Kits for Minor Injuries

First Aid Kits and Tips : First Aid Kits for Minor Injuries


Hi! I’m Tracey Cullers on behalf of expertvillage.com.
In this clip, we’re going to talk about first-aid kits. There are various types that
you can have. The first one I am going to show you is a portable one and you can keep
it in your car. What is nice about this one is it’s enclosed with a zipper and that
keeps everything nice and clean. It also has clear pockets so you can grab what you need
at the time. Included in this one is a CPR mask. You can buy this first-aid kit at drug
stores, discount stores, and any big box store. This is a type that is more appropriate for
your house. I picked it up at a yard sale. You could also use any sort of tote or container.
I recommend that you have various items in it. Starting out with medicine, Tylenol, Ibuprofen,
Benadryl and a nasal decongestant. First-aid cream for a wound is also necessary. This
is a blunt nosed scissors that you can cut bandages with if you need to or cut close
off. Tweezers come in handy for picking out splinters. Then of course, bandages. These
are triangular bandages, which are good for making slings. Regular Band-Aids, tape, wrap-around
bandages and then various other types of bandages. Before you would do any wound, of course,
you would want to put gloves on. It’s good to include gloves into every first-aid kit.
If you have all of these items, you will be well on your way to having an excellent first-aid
kit and being able to handle any emergency.

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Medications, Lotions & Thermometer in the First Aid Kit

How to Make a First Aid Kit : Medications, Lotions & Thermometer in the First Aid Kit


Important items too, are medication and you
can buy, it’s interesting because if you go to the drugstore you can always buy little
sample packs of medication and those are ideal to put into the kit. So, here for example
let’s see what we have. The important things are antihistamine of course because if you
go camping you want to have this available in case somebody has a reaction so here we
have some antihistamine pre-packed here. We have for like headaches or any kind of pain
you’ve got medication for that. Aspirin is good, aspirin is always good, you can buy
them in little sachets like this or just little sample tubes and here is just another example
of an antihistamine. So, medication absolutely I think you should include that into a basic
first aid kit, very important. Lotions too, different kinds of lotions should be included
into your kit. Here I have sunscreen, very important, sunscreen lotion. If you don’t
have the tubes or the sprays you can buy them in sachets like this just, this one is a 30
SPF, you can get various levels of SPF but as an example, just throw a few into the kit.
Very important because as you know people go out into the sun without protection and
that’s my recommendation that you should always put sunscreen on when you’re out in the sun.
Other kind of lotions I think are important are insect repellent, if you go camping of
course, insect repellent is very important. You can also get lotions that if you got slightly,
you know, stayed out too long in the sun you want some aloe vera lotion to cool off your
skin. Lotions that are for dry or chapped skin. You can buy these all in little sample
sizes in the drug store, little sachets, just if you have room in the kit you should include
those too. Okay, so if you think somebody has a fever, you want to take their temperature
it would be good to have a thermometer to include in your kit. Now, this an old fashioned
which I like. Rarely you see mercury thermometers now a days. Only because it’s easy to break
and the mercury can get everywhere and the mercury is carcinogenic so very rarely that
can you buy thermometers like this really. You can buy more of the paper type of thermometers
where you can just put that into your tongue and their disposable so they are disposable
paper type that you can buy. I think most of the kits that you buy would, if they include
the thermometers they’ll include the paper type into it, but definitely include a thermometer
into your kit. You never know when it comes into handy.