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5 Instances When You Have To Phone The EMS

Instinctively, everyone knows to phone the police when a burglar breaks into your house or if somebody smells smoke. We know to phone the emergency services if somebody gets involved in a car accident. But do you know WHEN to phone the emergency services for a medical condition? Medical conditions are trickier to evaluate than accidents. At […]

infectious diseases

Vaccine For Preventable Infectious Diseases

A vaccine is a suspension of organisms or fractions of organisms that is used to induce immunity. Vaccination programs have been greatly successful in reducing morbidity and mortality from various infectious diseases. The great success of the eradication of smallpox serves as the model guide for other vaccination programs and proper first aid treatment. The […]

drowning

Save the Drowning: A First Aid Management

Drowning is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States. There is an estimated 9,000 casualties and 80,000 near drowning accidents yearly. Approximately 40% of the drowning accidents are accounted to children below 4 years of age. Therefore, first aid management of drowning victims is a life saving measure we should all learn […]

Diabetes complication

Diabetes Complication and Management

If you know someone who has diabetes mellitus it may be a good idea to understand the nature of the condition and to know the best way of managing diabetes complications. You never know when a complication may arise and when you will need to give the person effective medical assistance. Diabetes can be controlled with proper medication, regular checkups, […]

bleeding

P.R.I.C.E – The First Aid Treatment for Bleeding

Severe bleeding can become a major cause of emergency. The situation definitely becomes an emergency when the bleeding is profuse and cannot be stopped by some gauze. When bleeding is severe rescuers and / or victims should call for help immediately. Even small wounds can result in heavy bleeding depending on the location of the wound. The […]

Insect bite

First Aid for Insect Bites and Stings

Each person has a different reaction to an insect bite. Some will have no significant reaction to it while there are others that react with great sensitivity to an insect bite. Common bites and stings from insects common occurs from bees, spiders, wasps, mosquitoes, hornets and fleas. When a person experiences pain in the bitten […]

Importance of First Aid and CPR Training for Kidney Diseases

Considering that kidney diseases such as nephritis are more commonly associated to those who consume high amounts of alcohol on a regular basis or those who consume salty foods, many often think that these diseases only target a small portion of the population and that it does not affect children. However, several studies show that […]