Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Saw Blades

Saw blades are made from many different materials. UpTite carries a wide selection of saw blades. They have all varieties of blades in stock and are ready to ship. Whether you need a diamond blade, replacement circular saw blade, carbide blades, tile wet blade, or diamond carbide, uptite has it. The experts at UpTite will assist you with the best replacement saw blade selection. The edge of these saw blades will be so sharp such that it can even cut off a big tree. The saw blades are mainly used in forestry, construction, demolition, medicine, hunting and etc. Some of the materials used in saws are brass, diamond and steel. Some of the terms associated with saw blades are teeth per inch, points per inch, kerf, fleam, rake, teeth, gullet, toe, heal, back, front, etc. Any kind of sawing, make sure to consider the thickness of the blade. And before dealing with them it is better to have tips from others or friends.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Basic First Aid

First aid experts stress that knowing what to do for an injured person until a doctor or trained person gets to an accident scene can save a life, especially in cases of stoppage of breath, severe bleeding, and shock.

People with special medical problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, or allergy, are also urged to were some sort of emblem identifying it, as a safeguard against use of medication that might be injurious or fatal an emergency. Emblems may be obtain from Medic Alert Foundation, Turlock, CA 95380.

Most accident occur in homes. National Safety Council figures show that home accidents annually far outstrip those in other locations, such as in autos, at work, or in public places.

In all cases get medical assistance as soon as possible.

Animal Bites - Wounds should be washed with soup under running water and animal should be caught alive for rabies test.

Asphyxiation - Start mouth-to-mouth resuscitation immediately after getting patient to fresh air.

Bleeding - Elevate the wound above the heart if possible. Press hard wound with sterile compress until bleeding stops. Send for doctor if it is severe.

Burns - If mild, with skin unbroken and no blisters, plunge into ice water until pain subsides. Apply a dry dressing if necessary. Send for physician if burn is severe. Apply sterile compresses and keep patient quiet and comfortably warm until doctor's arrival. Do not try to clean burn, or to break blisters.

Chemicals in eye - With patient lying down, pour cupfuls of water immediately into corner of eye, letting it run to other side to remove chemicals thoroughly. Cover with sterile compress. Get medical attention immediately.

Choking - Do not use back slaps to dislodge obstruction. (See Abdominal Thrust)

Convulsions -
Place person on back on bed or rug so he can't hurt himself. Loosen clothing. Turn head to side. Do not place a blunt object between the victim's teeth. If convulsions do not stop, get medical attention immediately.

Cuts (minor) - Apply mild antiseptic and sterile compress after washing with soap under warm running water.

Drowning - (See mouth-to-mouth Resuscitation) Artificial breathing must be started at once, before victim is out of the water, if possible. If the victim's stomach is bloated with water, put victim on stomach, place hands under stomach and lift.If no pulse is felt, begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This should only be done by those professionally trained. If necessary, treat for shock. (See Shock)
Electric Shock - If possible, turn off power. Don't touch victim until contact is broken; pull him from contact with electrical source using rope, wooden pole, or loop of dry cloth. Start mouth-to mouth resuscitation if breathing has stopped.

Foreign body in eye - Touch object with moistened corner of handkerchief if it can be seen. If it cannot be seen or does not come out after a few attempts, take patient to doctor. Do not rub eye.

Fainting - If victim feels faint, lower head to knees. Lay him down with head turned to side if he he becomes unconscious. Loosens clothing open windows. Keep patient lying quietly for at least 15 minutes after he regains consciousness. Call doctor if faint lasts for more than a few minutes.

Falls - Send for physician if patient has continued pain. Cover wound with sterile dressing and stop any severe bleeding. Do not move patient unless absolutely necessary - as in case of fire - if broken bone is suspected. Keep patient warm and comportable.

Loss of Limb - If a limb is severed, it is important to properly protect the limb so that it can possibly be reattached to the victim. After the victim is cared for, the limb should be place on a clean plastic bag, garbage can or other suitable container. Pack ice around the limb on the OUTSIDE of the bag to keep the limb cold. Call ahead to the hospital to alert them of the situation.

Poisoning - Call doctor. Use antidote listed on label if container is found. Call local Poison Control Center if possible. Except for Iye, other caustics, and petroleum products, induce vomiting unless victim is unconscious. Give milk if poison or antidote is unknown.

Shock (injury-related) - Keep the victim lying down; if uncertain as to his injuries, keep the victim flat on his back. Maintain the victim's normal body temperature; if he weather is cold or damp, place blankets or extra clothing over and under the victim; if weather is hot, provide shade.

Snakebites - Immediately get victim to a hospital. If there is mild swelling pain, apply a constricting band 2 to 4 inches above the bite.

Stings from insects - If possible, remove stinger and apply solution of ammonia and water, or paste of baking soda. Call physician immediately if body swells or patient collapses.

Unconsciousness - Send for doctor and place person on his back. Start resuscitation if he stops breathing. Never give food or liquids to an unconscious person.