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Guide For Treating Shock

Overview When a person thinks of shock, they often think that this is what happens when the person is in distress or becomes surprised. However, really, shock is when the blood circulating throughout the body is not enough. In fact, it can be a life-threatening emergency. There are several causes of shock including severe burns, uncontrolled bleeding and injuries to the spine. A drop in blood pressure can c ...

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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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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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How To Handle Oral First Aid

Oral first aid has been administered in a number of cases of emergencies involving accidents to the oral formation of an individual. The teeth are components of our bodies that are equally prone to accidents and injuries just like the rest of the body. The injuries to the teeth in most cases also affect the lips, the gums or the mouth in general. This therefore qualify for immediate check up when they are i ...

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Getting Ready for Environmental Emergencies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYB109TLQU Environmental emergencies are inevitable anywhere you go. These may be life and death situations cause by uncontrollable events in the environment. Temperature emergencies are one of the environmental emergencies that each should be cautious of. It may range in various degrees from mild to severe. Therefore, it would be necessary to know the first thing to be done ...

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What You Need to Know about Basic First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is one thing that has proven to be a vital addition in each and every home. It is the ultimate item that seals the nature of the preparedness that a family as a whole can nurture. A well stocked first aid kit is kept in a home to help deal with cases of minor injuries within the home. The kit needs to be kept in a cool and dry place that is within the home. It should be kept away from the ch ...

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First Aid For Severe Bleeding

As the name suggests, severe bleeding is a condition that needs to be treated as more urgent as compared to minor injuries. One can easily tell a severe bleeding by the gushing of blood from the wood and the inability of the clotting to set in. the most appropriate thing to do when there is a case of severe bleeding is to call for the emergency medical team for assistance. Meanwhile, before help arrives, on ...

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Management and Care for Drug Allergy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R33hxR6F88 Learning the proper first aid treatment and management for a drug allergy is important because the adverse reaction of the body to certain medications can manifest symptoms that can be life threatening and may even cause death. Allergic reaction of the body to drugs occurs because the immune system finds certain drug chemical compositions as a threat to the body. T ...

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Management of Dizziness Symptoms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOP783XawmA Dizziness is a feeling of being lightheaded, woozy or unbalanced. It affects almost all functioning body parts which would usually cause fainting. Dizziness is a symptom which may be caused by an underlying disease process. The usual cause of dizziness includes disequilibrium and vertigo which can also stem from inner ear disorders, medications and alcohol. Other c ...

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What is The First Aid Treatment For Frost bite?

Introduction Frost bite refers to the injury which results when different parts of the body are overexposed to low temperatures (temperatures below freezing point). These low temperatures lead to freezing of the skin as well as the tissues that lie underneath. Some of the most affected regions are the peripheral parts, and they include the feet, the toes as well as the fingers. There are varying degrees of ...

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