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Plague

[caption id="attachment_682" align="alignleft" width="250"] Plague[/caption] Plague is a disease caused by a type of bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. It has been with us for at least 2,000 years and can still be found in many parts of the world. Plague is made up of three different kinds. Pneumonic. This involves the continent of the lungs. Bubonic. This is the most common form of the plague. It involves ...

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

[caption id="attachment_678" align="alignright" width="250"] First Aid Training Classes[/caption] Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), also known by the name of lupus is an autoimmune disorder, in which a person immune system harms the healthy cells of the body causing the disease. It is a chronic inflammatory disease and can occur in any part of the body. Its occurrence is seen on the skin, joints, kidneys, ...

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Types and Effects of Pain

[caption id="attachment_615" align="alignleft" width="300"] Effects of Pain[/caption] Pain is categorized according to its duration, location and etiology. Three basic categories of pain are generally recognized: acute pain, chronic (persistent, nonmalignant) pain and cancer related pain. To further clarify pain terminology and treatment, many pain specialists now refer to chronic pain as persistent pain (p ...

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How to Give First Aid Treatment for Paronychia

[caption id="attachment_696" align="alignleft" width="262"] How to Give First Aid Treatment for Paronychia[/caption] Paronychia is a fairly common skin infection that occurs specifically around the nails, both of the fingers and toes but is rarely serious. It is typically caused by an injury or irritation to the nail region. Usually, a bacterium, specifically Staphylococcus aureus is the cause of paronychia ...

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Corneal Foreign Body

Corneal Foreign Body A corneal foreign body is characterized by the occurrence of a foreign particle in the cornea of eyes. The most common type of particles that gets embedded thus are dust particles, paints chips, plant material and debris like metal, woods, etc. Who's At Risk? [caption id="attachment_574" align="alignright" width="300"] Eye-Injury[/caption] A person who works in such risky environment an ...

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First Aid Certification: Avoid Getting Permanent Scalds from Burn Accidents at Home

Burns whether minor or serious should be treated immediately they happen with extra care and precautions in order not to be disfigured permanently from it. They are lots First aid Certification programs that trains you with the right techniques to treat any type of burns even though you might think you it is obvious what to do when this type of accident happen, you might just be wrong. Though, the First Aid ...

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Fire Escape Planning

Save the Life of Your Loved Ones [caption id="attachment_551" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fire Escape Planning[/caption] House fires are among the leading causes of accidental injuries and death. Fires can become uncontrollable and spread quickly, often without following any pattern. Fire escape planning is essential for all households. In any fire accident, every second counts. In just minutes, an entir ...

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a highly contagious disease of respiratory track. It is caused by a virus known as “SARS cornavirus”. Severe acute respiratory syndrome was first identified in 2003. Between 2002 and July 2003, there was a massive outbreak of SARS virus attack in South China and Hong Kong. In this attack, 8,273 cases of infected individuals and 775 deaths were reported. Severe acu ...

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How to Treat Blisters for Beginners

Female gymnasts are often a sight to watch especially when they perform routines in uneven bars. From changing from the high bar to the low bar,several of these routines consist of difficult circles, kips, beats, beats and transitions. The agility and skills of gymnasts often amaze their spectators. However, unknown to their viewers is the constant friction between the skin of the hands and these steel bars ...

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CPR

CPR stands for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. This is used when you find an unconscious patient who is not breathing and has no pulse. Your primary survey as a first aider is ABC – check the airway, breathing and circulation. workplace approved Training teaches that if you establish in these checks that the patient has a clear open airway but is not breathing and has no pulse, then CPR must be started imme ...

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