World EMS Expo, Nashville, TN

One of the core values from our mission statement at Vital Education and Supply, Inc. reads: VES believes that the commitment to frequent and repetitive life-saving training strengthens the community and work force. The follow up statement reads: VES believes that the above statement cannot be true without continuous research, observance and improvement of medical […]

Emergency Tourniquets and the Lay-Rescuer

“Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.” This sage quote by ancient author, Saint Augustine, perfectly describes the mind-set of the American Heart Association’s guidelines for lay-rescuer tourniquet use in the last 10 years. Now, the 2010 guidelines are allowing tourniquet use to be part of the curriculum once more, in moderation, of course! Documented […]