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Moving Victims During First Aid

In an event of an emergency, there may be need to move the victim from one place to another during first aid. This could be due to several reasons, common being to get medication and safety since the current position may be exposing him to more danger. The first aider could also be at risk, hence the need to get to a place that is safe for both parties. With the injuries that the victim has, the movement ne ...

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First Aid If Someone Chokes

Overview Of Choking A person chokes when the airway is partially or entirely blocked and airflow to the lungs is restricted or cut off. The choking victim either has difficulty breathing or cannot take in air at all. A choking casualty might pass on if first aid is not given straight away. Breathing is a vital part of our existence. When we breathe in, we inhale in a blend of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dio ...

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First Aid for a Casualty Suffering from a Stroke

A relentless stroke can cause death.  A less brutal stroke can cause brain damage, which also damages certain body functions, depending on the section of the brain affected. In both heart attack and stroke, hardening of the arteries is the main cause. Over time, the arteries become narrowed and finally a clot blocks a narrowed artery A condition related to a stroke is a transient ischaemic attack (TIA). A T ...

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First Aid and Dealing with Shock

What is Shock? Any illness or injury can be accompanied by shock. Shock is a circulation problem where the body’s tissues do not get enough blood. If the shock gets bad enough, this can lead to unconsciousness or even death. Since there is often shock in an emergency situation, and because it can progress very quickly, always check for shock and assess whether it is bad enough to be a medical emergency. ...

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General First Aid Instructions To Keep In Mind After Training

There is more to first aid training than meets the eye, and this is because there are a number of first aid instructions that first aiders must be aware of.[caption id="attachment_1054" align="alignright" width="190"] A First Aider Checking the Body Temperature if a Patient[/caption] Some of the instructions indicated below may or may not be taught in training centers, which is why it is extremely important ...

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Caring for Skin Allergy

[caption id="attachment_1017" align="alignright" width="300"] Epinephrine injection for allergy attack[/caption] Allergy is a harmful immune system reaction to a normally harmless substance. An allergic reaction is a manifestation that there is a tissue injury from the interaction of the antigen (foreign substance) and antibody (immune’s system response). One type of allergy is commonly known as skin allerg ...

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What You Need To Know About Wilderness First Aid

There is a wide array of first aid options available for those who are looking to get training in this field. Whether you want to join the world of medicine, or your career calls for it, or you simply want to stay informed, this training is just perfect for you and is easy to comprehend. One of the training options that is available for you is the wilderness first aid training. This form of training draws i ...

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What Role Do First Aid Basics Play?

First aid services are an integral part of any emergency simply because when you know what you are doing, you are more likely to be confident about it. Emergencies are, in an interesting twist, a predictable part of life because while they occur unexpectedly, it is unwise to think they cannot occur. This is why it is crucial to know the exact role of first aid basics as this could make the difference betwee ...

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Chlamydia Management and Treatment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js7vkx-gO9k Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease that commonly spreads undetected because the infected persons can be asymptomatic despite the infection. It is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia Tracomatis and may be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. The symptoms usually appear one to three weeks after an intimate contact with an infected partner. Becaus ...

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First Aid For Food Poisoning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEyU-3OpE-A Food poisoning is a condition that is caused by ingesting contaminated foods. Contamination may be either from viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites or chemicals. Contamination may occur where the food is prepared, especially when it was not handled well. This can happen at any point in time during the production of food and cross contamination of food occurs. This ...

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