Archive | June, 2014

The Basics On CPR

CPR is known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is a lifesaving procedure carried out to help sustain the function of the brain until medical measures are performed to restore the circulation and breathing. This is usually performed on individuals who are experiencing cardiac arrest. Parts of the CPR There are two parts of CPR – mouth […]

First Aid for Sprains

In sports, sprains typically affect athletes but can easily occur to anybody. Sprains are best described as injuries to the ligaments that can range in severity from a minor stretch or even a serious tear that would require medical intervention. Signs and symptoms of a sprain When treating individuals with a sprain, you have to check first if […]

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Diabetes Complications and Management

Diabetes is a chronic disease that can affect the person’s ability to live a normal life. The most common complications that arise from the condition is the reasons why the mortality rate in diabetes occurs and this includes stroke, infection, gangrene, heart disease and poor wound healing. Knowing the proper first aid management for these […]

First Aid Tips Everyone Should Know

Learning first aid could mean the difference between life and death during emergencies. Each circumstance comes with different challenges but in all cases, essential first aid tips come in handy. Practicing the skills learnt will help to improve on them. There is usually little time to search for information during an emergency which is why […]

How Does One Go About Pet CPR?

One of the most petrifying things you may encounter at one point or the other is when your pet becomes unconscious, or for whatever reason, stops breathing so that you are required to carry out pet CPR. The first thought that comes to mind is, how exactly do you get to save your pet? While […]

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How to Manage Bleeding During Pregnancy

Bleeding during pregnancy is not normal and every woman should seek the help of their obstetrician immediately upon discovery of bleeding. Vaginal bleeding may endanger the fetus in a woman’s womb and it is most common during the first trimester of pregnancy. The bleeding may be light or heavy and may become a cause for […]