Archive | July, 2014

Amniotic Fluid embolism

How To Recognize Amniotic Fluid Embolism And Its Risk Factors

Amniotic fluid embolism or anaphylactoid syndrome of pregnancy is a rare but life threatening condition that occurs when the amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy) or any fetal material enter the maternal bloodstream. This can occur during labor, a cesarean section, after abnormal vaginal delivery or during the second trimester of […]

Insulin shock

Coronary Angioplasty and Its Risks

Coronary angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention is a procedure wherein blocked arteries in the heart are opened. This procedure is done to restore blood flow to the heart and reduce cardiac symptoms such as chest pain. The material posted on this page on coronary angioplasty and its risks is for learning purposes only. To learn […]

CPR vs Defibrillation: What You Need to Know

There are numerous concerns as to what pointers must be used in choosing CPR vs Defibrillation. Undoubtedly, this is imperative for all first aiders as the two are directly interrelated. CPR, cardiac pulmonary resuscitation is a technique that allows medical professionals to restore the normal rhythm of the heart when the patient’s heart stops beating. […]

First Aid Care for Burns

Burns are injuries to the skin caused by fire, chemicals, electricity and friction and the injury varies in severity. When distinguishing a trivial burn from a severe burn, you have to conclude the degree of injury to the body tissues. There are three classifications of burn – first-degree, second-degree and third-degree. First-degree burn It is […]

Preventing Food Poisoning

Many people die from food poisoning, making it important to know what to do in the event that it occurs. In fact, for many people, this is usually the way to go. What they may not be aware of is the fact that there are preventive measures that one can take to curb this increasingly […]

Heart attack

When A Sudden Heart Attack Becomes An Emergency Situation

Would you know what to do if a loved one had a heart attack? Would you know how to recognize a major circulatory emergency? When the body’s circulation is not normal, it can deprive the heart the appropriate blood supply to keep it healthy. Moreover, a heart disease can further increase the risk for a heart […]