How to Treat, Evaluate and Prevent Minor Burns

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It happens almost in slow motion. Grandma sitting with her cup of scalding hot tea. Your two-year-old running up for a hug. The tea splashing out and landing on your daughter. Now you have a screaming toddler and a mortified grandma, and you know you need to act fast. What next? Every day over 300… Read More →

Your Unexpected Super Power: Aerosol Wound Wash

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Your little superhero is once again leaping tall buildings in a single bound, but he still needs a little practice on those landings. A cut and scrape, and now he is looking to you to be his hero. Cuts and scrapes are considered wounds—injuries that break the skin or other body tissues and result in… Read More →

Where Should I Store the Family First Aid Kit?

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Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, you should keep the kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept. Make sure children old enough to understand the purpose… Read More →

Boo-boos and Bandages: Are All Bandages Created Equal?

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Did you know that about 3.6 million cases of open wounds are reported in the US annually?  An open wound is described as a break in the skin resulting in external bleeding.  The break allows for the possibility of bacteria to enter the body, causing infection.  Treatment of wounds involves stopping any bleeding, then cleaning… Read More →

Father of Invention: The MacGill First Aid Kit is Born

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They say necessity is the mother of invention. Our story is no different. It begins with a father tasked with a seemingly simple request… “My family was planning a summer vacation to Wisconsin,” says Jay Smith, President of MacGill. “Since I work for the family business, selling first aid supplies to school nurses, I was… Read More →

Boo-Boos and Bandages: What to Look for in a Quality Adhesive Bandage

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Did you know that approximately 70 percent of consumer adhesive bandages sold in the United States are used on children? Which makes parents and caretakers the primary adhesive bandage consumers. Adhesive bandages are used on minor cuts, wounds and abrasions to keep out dirt, bacteria and prevent damage. So what do you need to consider… Read More →