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Haemorrhoids: Causes, Symptoms, Complications, & First Aid Management

Haemorrhoids are painful, swollen and inflamed veins in the lower rectum or the anus, specifically inside the anus or under the skin around the anus. This is a common problem, especially during pregnancy, after childbirth and at old age, but most commonly occurs from straining too much to have a bowel movement. By the age […]

Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is a microbial infection of the endothelial or the innermost layer of the heart which chambers the heart  which are biologically of the same genetic makeup of endothelial cells which primarily compose the cells lining all blood vessels. Basically, the endocardium functions as the protective layer of the valves of the heart and […]

Care for individuals with Epistaxis

Epistaxis, an acute bleeding episode or hemorrhage from the nose, is caused by the rupture of tiny, distended Vessels in the mucous membrane of any area of the nose as well as the innermost underlying structures of the nasal cavity. Rarely does Epistaxis originate in the densely vascular portions of tissue over the turbinates. The location […]

Take Classes for Regular or Online CPR Courses

The American Heart Association offers a variety of options for people who are interested to learn life saving skills. CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation and it is an emergency first aid given to a patient who suffered cardiac arrest. This procedure is performed to restore blood circulation and breathing in a person who has occurred cardiac […]

Pulled Hamstrings

Pulled Hamstrings

Pulled hamstrings result from excessive stretching of the muscles. The stretching may cause the muscle to tear and bleed. Bleeding leads to appearance of bruises at the site of injury. Pulled Hamstrings: What are hamstrings? Pulled hamstrings involve damage to the hamstrings. Hamstring muscles are the muscles located in the posterior compartment of thigh. Three […]

First Aid for Wounds

Quick thinking, confidence in your abilities and first aid know-how can make a big difference in emergency situations, especially if those situations involve someone important to you. Every second counts during emergencies as things can become serious fast. For example, wounds can result in heavy blood loss that might become fatal so it’s important to […]

Battery Ingestion: A Call for Alarm

Battery ingestion has been on the rise in the recent years, primarily due to the increased accessibility to the miniaturized electronic devices and toys to children, who are the frequent casualties. The type of battery that is usually ingested or inhaled is button batteries. These button batteries are tiny, round batteries that are commonly found […]

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency preparedness and response is very important in natural disasters as well as terror attacks that involve mass casualties. Health care providers should be properly prepared of potential unconventional threats such as the use of weapons of mass destructions of WMDs. Moreover, health workers, being the primary chain between disaster events and emergency care should […]