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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Scale

National Institutes of Health stroke scale is a tool used to systematically evaluate the acuity of stroke patients in order to determine apt treatment & outcome. [youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKrXCly1kK0"] National Institutes of Health (NIH) stroke scale is a tool used to systematically evaluate the acuity of stroke patients in order to determine the apt treatment and patient outcome. Al ...

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Jaw injury: signs, symptoms, causes and treatment

Jaw injury refers to any type of damage to the jaw caused due to an injury. Common injuries to the jaw include jaw dislocations, dental injury, jaw contusion and jaw fracture. Jaw injuries are commonly caused by sports injuries, motor vehicle actions, altercations and fist fights. A person with a jaw injury may experience symptoms depending on the type of jaw injury. Symptoms of a jaw dislocation or jaw fra ...

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Ruptured tendon kneecap

Ruptured tendon kneecap, also known as patellar tendon rupture refers to a tear in the tendon that connects the tibia (shin bone) to the kneecap. Patellar tendon ruptures are often caused due to physical trauma and conditions such as tendinitis and arthritis that weaken the tendons. People with ruptured tendon kneecap often experience symptoms such as worsening knee pain while moving, running, jogging, clim ...

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Managing Eyelid inflammation

Belpharitis is a condition which involves irritation, swelling or inflammation of the eyelids. Inflammation of the eyelid may occur as a result of a viral or bacterial infection or a chronic skin condition. Disclaimer: The information posted on this page is for learning purposes only. To learn about managing serious medical emergencies enrol in workplace approved training programs. If you have serious eyeli ...

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Why First Aid Training Is Essential For Babysitters

Most parents have a very hectic schedule, and when they are away for work or to run some errands children are often entrusted to the care of babysitters. Although parents do not really want to leave their young children, they are forced to do so because of their commitments at work. But before you leave your child to a babysitter, you want to make sure that the sitter is qualified to care for your beloved c ...

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First Aid for Constipation

About 80% of the world’s population experiences constipation at least once in their lives. Short periods of constipation are harmless and are hence not a cause of concern. It is diagnosed as colon movements which occur less than 3 times a week on a regular basis. Bowel movements vary amongst individuals—some may experience it thrice a day, and some, 3 times a week. It should be noted that bowel movements on ...

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How to Treat a Broken Arm

Broken arms are painful, yet are rarely fatal injuries. In order to treat a broken arm injury, learn how to detect it and try to perform first aid accordingly. To learn via effective "hands on" training enrol in a workplace approved first aid training program. Symptoms Pain Bruising Swelling Tingling sensation or numbness Deformity of the arm Inability to move the arm Treatment Always consider safety first. ...

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First Aid for Frostbite

People suffer from frostbite under very low temperatures when the skin and the tissues in the body begin to freeze. A low temperature causes the blood vessels in your body to constrict in order to sustain normal body temperature. Prolonged constriction caused by a temperature of -15 C or below, gives rise to tissue injuries and bruising of the skin. The regions of your body that are most prone to frostbites ...

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Guidelines For Treating Burns

What is a Burn? Burns are a group of conditions that result in the removal of the skin primarily due to exposure or contact with high temperature (thermal burns), volatile substances (chemical burns), and high electrical voltage (electrical burns). These conditions can lead to serious, long-term injuries or disabilities to victims. Usually, cases of burns are associated with disasters and mass casualties, s ...

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First Aid Training for Seizures

Query: Would you be able to go through some elementary steps for treating patients and children with seizures? We work closely with youth with autism and a few of them are prone to having seizures. Patients of seizures are often divided into only two distinct groups. Seizures can arise once-in-a-lifetime through a blunt hit and / or hit at the top of your head. Whenever a patient has continual seizures then ...

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