Article by Stacey Colino | Found on US News
While you’re enjoying the last barbecues, picnics, Frisbee games and other summer adventures, it’s a good time to make sure your first-aid skills are current. After all, some of the guidelines for what to do and what not to do have changed in recent years.
“As our understanding of physiology and anatomy has evolved, strategies that may have been based on old wives’ tales have either been supported or changed by evidence-based medicine,” says Dr. Michael Carius, an emergency physician in Connecticut and past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
In some cases, the old-fashioned advice is still pretty solid; in others, not so much.
Here’s a look at the best (and worst) ways to treat various injuries: