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‘Use Blizzard Survival Blanket First' Says Trauma Guide
US Army medics are now trained to wrap casualties in Blizzard Survival Blankets as their first response to preventing hypothermia in trauma cases - even in hot weather.
PHTLS says medics' initial response to trauma cases should be: "After any immediate life-threatening issues are addressed, wet clothes should be replaced with dry clothes, if possible, and the casualty should be wrapped in a Blizzard Survival Blanket.”
Hypothermia in trauma cases occurs regardless of ambient temperature, PHTLS says, and prevention is far easier than correcting it: so stopping heat loss should begin as soon as possible after wounding.
The guide places the Blizzard Survival Blanket first in a ‘hierarchical equipment list for prevention and treatment of hypothermia'.
Blizzard products represents a step change in the way both civilian and military trauma cases should be treated.
Pilots Bank On Blizzard For Personal Survival
British Army pilots of the AH-64 Apache helicopter carry Blizzard Survival Bags in their personal survival packs (PSPs) when they go into service in Afghanistan.
Our bags are also being recommended as standard equipment for the new Eurofighter Typhoon and Joint Combat Aircraft (JCA).
The Blizzard Survival Bag's small pack size makes it ideal for personal survival kits on new generations of aircraft.
The Blizzard Survival Bag is the only product in the world to provide effective protection against the elements for downed and injured aircrew, while being small enough to pack into the cockpits of new generations of aircraft.
The Blizzard Survival Bag has been chosen for the Apache because, unlike air force pilots, British Army pilots have to carry combat equipment with them in the cockpit. This leaves less room for personal survival packs.
The Blizzard Survival Bag is the only product available which fits the packs and enables crew, who may be shocked, injured and ejecting into poor weather conditions, to survive for up to 72 hours.