WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT LABELS?
Let's face it, not everyone was gifted with an organized brain or A-type personality! Can you imagine how organized the world would be if we were all like that? Maybe the world would be lacking in artistic expression but organized it would be. I love the fact that we're all different, it makes life deeply interesting.
This is why we do what we do. We love that organized people love our kits and we love that we get to help those who want to be more organized.
Having labels in a first aid kit is more than being organized. We’ve found 6 reasons why it is far better to own a labeled first aid kit.
1. LABELS GIVE YOU A COMPASS POINT
When you’re under stress, labels give you a direction, a point on the compass, they speak for you and steer you in the right direction. They calm your mind and activate a response from you when fast action is needed.
A friend has just burned himself quite severely on a barbeque, you run to get the kit, open it up and you're taken straight to what you need in a second.
2. LABELS HELP YOU TO FEEL IN CONTROL
If you have never witnessed an accident, just imagine being on the scene. You’re the hero with the labeled first aid kit.
No EMTs have arrived on the scene as yet and one of the victims has begun to shiver from shock - they need an emergency blanket to regulate their body temperature – it’s perfectly labeled in the kit and you’re able to get to it in a flash.
Another victim is bleeding heavily - you easily locate the major wound dressings to stem the bleeding while you wait for help to arrive.
You see labels and suddenly your world comes into focus, you’re able to take control.
3. LABELS SIMPLIFY THE SITUATION AND BRING CLARITY
Many complex things are happening in the moment of an accident. There is chaos that induces emotions and myriads of thought processes as you try to compute what has just taken place. In the psychological and emotional noise, we look at the simplicity of a label, our thoughts become centered and this helps us to act. We quickly adapt to the situation and have the ability to respond. Labels help to eliminate the noise and bring clarity.
4. LABELS ARE SOMETHING CONCRETE
They’re a solution when things seem insensible.
It helps to have something to see and use in a moment of chaos. As an example of using something concrete, a while ago we were traveling between cities and had just stopped to pay at a toll station. I happened to see an emergency number to call in case of accidents on that particular stretch of road. I hardly ever take notice of things like that, but something urged me to save the number on my phone.
A few miles down the road, a car in front of us began to weave in the road and then veered off the road, rolled, and landed on its roof.
We stopped on the side of the highway, we had no first aid kit to speak of at the time, I didn't even think, I just ran across the road and began to shout “Hello!” over and over again. I walked closer to the vehicle just in time to see a shocked, older man climb out of his window – he had fallen asleep behind the wheel.
I remembered I had saved the number from the toll station and did all I could do by calling for help - having that number was something concrete in an emergency. It was something I could go to. It's a great feeling to help someone, even in a small way.
5. LABELS TELL OTHERS WHERE TO FIND THINGS
You know your kit and you know where to find everything, but if you’re the one who is hurt and others need to use your kit, they will know without knowing your kit, exactly where to go. They’ll be able to retrieve what needs retrieving, efficiently and without fuss.
It is also helpful when bystanders are standing on the sideline and there is more than one person that needs help.
An accident victim is not breathing, and you see a label that reads: “CPR kit”, then you open the CPR kit, you see a label telling you how to administer CPR. Then you take out the CPR kit and there are instructions on that too. It’s invaluable lifesaver.
6. LABELS ARE GREAT FOR STOCK MANAGEMENT
Used supplies need replenishing. This is so practical – you have an empty labeled compartment and you know at a glance what needs to be restocked. It is such a time saver – kits without labels force you to have an inventory that needs to be ticked off and stock taken, labeled kits eliminate the need for this.
For those whose Christmas list included a label maker, opening a labeled, organized kit is like coming home. But if your idea of organization is changing the toilet roll and feeling proud, opening a labeled, organized kit will help you immensely in an emergency.
Your whole world doesn't have to be organized, just your first aid kit. If you listen really carefully as you open a kit like this ... you could hear trumpets sounding and angels singing ...
A labeled kit will help you navigate how to help others and save lives.