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What Is The Correct Way Of Activating 911 When Giving First Aid?

The field of emergency services is as dynamic as the nature of emergencies that characterize the industry. This has led to increased publicity as far as the use of such services is concerned, especially because this is the one-0stop location when individuals are faced by tragedies and disasters that call for medical attention. Another set of names that is used to denote emergency services is the ‘Emergency ...

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Preventive First Aid For Sport Injuries In Children

[caption id="attachment_1049" align="alignright" width="190"] Ankle Pain During Sports[/caption] Children love to stay active for a good part of their lives, and while this is a good thing, there is always the risk of injury lurking. This is one of the key reasons why parents, guardians and the children themselves must be aware of first aid techniques that they can use as far as Preventive first aid for spo ...

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Hilarious First Aid Quotes

[caption id="attachment_544" align="alignright" width="300"] First Aid Session[/caption] In need of a good laugh? Here are some funny first aid quotes, jokes, one liners…just about anything you would like to have a good laugh at the way fan is poked in what is an otherwise serious field. Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it. I worked so hard for that first kiss And a heart don’ ...

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Guidelines To Child CPR

[caption id="attachment_1045" align="alignright" width="190"] Child CPR[/caption] Changes in the guidelines of child CPR and first aid have necessitated a shift in the procedures in the way this technique is carried out. The other reason for this is that the simplification of the procedure makes it easy to remember. This practical guide makes it possible for individuals interested in pediatric care to offer ...

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Dealing With Low Blood Pressure

[caption id="attachment_1042" align="alignright" width="189"] A patient Fainting Due To Low Blood Pressure[/caption] A lot of attention is paid to high blood pressure during first aid training and emergencies, but did you know that low blood pressure, also referred to as hypotension, has equally devastating results? This article will focus on some of the facts that are associated with hypotension as well as ...

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How To Deal With The Different Types Of Depression

[caption id="attachment_1036" align="alignright" width="190"] Dealing With Depression[/caption] We have all had to deal with Monday blues at one point or the other, but what happens when these Monday blues seem to occur daily and with increased frequency? This is sometimes what leads to different types of depressions. Statistics show that a good number of citizens live their lives under the dark blanket of ...

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Common Medical Emergencies People Experience

What are the common medical emergencies? Most of the time when we come across the term emergency room or ER as it is commonly referred, many of us get the images from the dramatic movies or television programs that we watch. It should however be noted that not much in the television shows do actually relate to the real situation of medical emergencies that are reported at the emergency rooms. The emergency ...

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How To Deal With Gas Pains

A normal human being passes gas at least 10 to 20 times a day, passing gas can be an embarrassing yet alleviating affair, depending on the circumstance one is in. You do not want it catching up with you in the office, elevator or a room full of people, but most people do not mind letting it rip when they are in the comfort of their own privacy. Failure to relieve your body of intestinal gas (flatus), result ...

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The Basics Of Handling First Aid To Poisoning

Poisoning is caused by the ingestion, breathing in, injecting or general exposure to harmful substances. In most cases poisoning occur as a result of an accident. Its occurrence is a huge threat to life, and cases that are not attended to immediately may result to death. First aid therefore becomes very vital when it comes to poisoning emergencies. Each year, there are millions of poisoning cases that are r ...

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What Emergency Steps To Follow For Heatstroke First Aid

[caption id="attachment_1042" align="alignright" width="189"] A patient Fainting Due To Low Blood Pressure[/caption] To be able to provide heatstroke first aid it is important to adequately define a heatstroke. This is a condition that occurs when the body fails to carry out its own temperature regulation. The end result is elevated temperatures of up to 40.6 degrees Celsius. This condition is characterized ...

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