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First Aid For Surgical Wounds

Overview Of Surgical Wounds Surgical wounds are slits (cuts) created through the skin while undergoing a surgical procedure. The edges of a wound can be held firmly together with closure strips, staples, surgical glue or stitches. Unique surgical bandages can be obtained to soak up fluid from seeping wounds. Occasionally surgical wounds can split open before they are fully healed. Your health practitioner w ...

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Reliable First Aid Treatment For Broken Bones And Fracture

Just like any other injuries, broken bones and fracture equally requires immediate medical attention. On top of the injury itself, a fracture or a broken bone may subject an individual to other conditions that may also need medical attention. This greatly depend on how severe the injury is and the factors that led to the injury. In case of this kind of injury, each and every individual should be equipped wi ...

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What You Must Know About Your First Aid Certificate Renewal

[caption id="attachment_722" align="alignright" width="190"] First Aid Study room to get certificate[/caption] The techniques used in giving first aid have evolved since the process was introduced many years ago. New techniques evolve each and every day calling for a need to train people to renew their first aid certificates. The maneuvers used get altered over time and this trend will even continue in the ...

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Emergency medicines: Do’s and Don’ts

What are emergency medicines? Medications play a great role in treating emergency that occur at home, school, workplace or any other settings. It is always recommended that you have some emergency medicines such as pain killers and other emergency medications in close vicinity in case of any medical problem that may arise. Whether it is prescribed or over the counter medicines paramount safety and care is r ...

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How to prevent Outdoor Sport Injuries

Introduction [caption id="attachment_662" align="alignright" width="190"] Dealing with Arm pain[/caption] Outdoor recreations such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, scuba diving and others are very popular among many people in Canada. However, with such kind of recreation, it is also easy to suffer from outdoor sport injuries that must be treated very fast. Each of the recreational activities h ...

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What Causes Home Injuries and How to Avoid Them

[caption id="attachment_665" align="alignright" width="190"] Dealing with home injuries[/caption] Have you ever wondered why many home injuries occur? The answer is very simple many homes in Canada have a lot of health hazards that leads to the many accidents. However, not many people recognize some of these hazards as dangerous until an injury occurs. Children are even more prone to getting injuries at hom ...

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Common Medical Emergencies

Assessing Changes in Consciousness Victims can be responsive or unconscious during a medical emergency. However, most cases not all victims are fully alert and might suffer from impairment in his/her level of consciousness and would respond differently when stimulated. Some victims can readily respond to voice stimulation, whereas others can respond better to physical stimulation. A good assessment of a vic ...

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