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STERNUM FRACTURE

[caption id="attachment_526" align="alignright" width="300"] Sternum Fracture[/caption] A sternum fracture is a medical term referring to a condition which is characterized by a crack in the sternum bone also known as breast bone, situated at the front of one’s chest. The breast bone refers to a long compressed blade- shaped bone that is located at the center of the chest. A blow to the chest may result to ...

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All about claw foot

[caption id="attachment_518" align="alignright" width="250"] claw foot[/caption] The bending of the toes of the foot in a claw like manner is known as the claw foot. It is also known as the pes clavus or claw toes. In this deformity, the big toe is bent upwards and other toes are bent downwards, making a specific claw like appearance. It may be congenital (existing since birth) or may occur later in life. T ...

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Cardiac Arrest

[caption id="attachment_405" align="alignright" width="300"] Cardiac Arrest[/caption] Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart ceases to produce an effective  pulse and circulate blood to the entire body. It may be caused by a cardiac electrical event such as ventricular fibrillation, progressive profound bradycardia, or when there is no longer a sustainable heart rhythm at all (systole). Cardiac arrest may fol ...

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Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) alters organ function in acutely ill patients that requires medical intervention to support continued organ function. MODS is actually another phase in the progression of shock states. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is difficult to verify mainly because of the lack of consistent definitions to describe organ failure that is found in many cases of MODS. It is e ...

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Pulmonary Contusion

A pulmonary contusion is one of the most common chest injuries and is frequently associated with flail chest. It is best characterized as a physical damage to the lung parenchyma as well as other underlying tissues in the respiratory system resulting in hemorrhage and localized edema. Pulmonary contusion is highly associated with trauma to the thoracic cavity resulting in a rapid compression and decompressi ...

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Start Making Your Emergency Preparedness Plan Today

In times of disasters and natural calamities, families are often displaced. However, having an emergency preparedness plan can greatly help in responding to these unwanted events. [caption id="attachment_540" align="alignright" width="300"] Making Your Emergency Preparedness Plan[/caption] You hear in the news that there is a tornado heading your place. But you are at work and your kids are at school, what ...

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Advanced First Aid Skills: Inserting the Airway

An oropharyngeal or oral airway is a medical device used to keep the airway patent. Inserting oral airway requires proper training through advanced first aid courses. Ensuring patent airways is crucial when providing first aid. An oral airway, or simply an airway, is a device commonly used in emergency situations to keep the patient’s airway open.Although basic life support can be performed even without thi ...

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How to Unhook a Fish Hook

A source of livelihood for some, fishing is a common recreational sport all over the world. People enjoy going to lakes with their fishing rods and attaching worms or a small piece of bread on their hooks as baits to attract fish. Although they are all curved, sharp instruments, placed on a line, there are different sizes, shapes and designs of fish hooks. Some have a barb placed on the tip of the hook to k ...

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Spinal injuries

Spinal injuries are very delicate and must be looked after with the utmost care. I have looked after several patients with spinal injuries and it is important to know how to deal with them in the safest way. St Mark James First Aid Classes cover all the details needed to care for a patient with a suspected spinal injury. A spinal injury can refer to one or more parts of the back and neck. This could be the ...

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