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CPR Does Not Always Require Mouth-To-Mouth – How Does This Work?

[caption id="attachment_991" align="alignright" width="191"] CPR Without Mouth To Mouth[/caption] CPR is an integral part of first aid training so many centres will often provide both first aid and CPR training concurrently so that the trainee gets the most of the sessions at hand. Over the years, CPR techniques have continued to improve significantly, and this has led to numerous amendments made in light o ...

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How to Save Choking Children: A First Aid Management

Choking is an emergency situation in infants, children, or adults because it may cause airway obstruction that could lead to cardiopulmonary arrest. A large piece of meat is most often the cause of choking in adults. For children, most especially ages 1 – 3, they are very susceptible because they may put anything inside their mouths, including coins, toys, etc. that could partially or totally occlude their ...

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Responsive Management of Stroke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9SRb1B_GW4 The dangers about a stroke condition is the risk of brain cells dying owing to oxygen deprivation and the inability of the blood to flow smoothly to deliver nutrients to the brain cells and tissues. When this happens, the brain’s function is arrested and death may potentially result. Without a proper treatment, stroke can progress as a life threatening condition. ...

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Warning Signs of Endometrial Cancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bui70oHeR3I Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women. It affects the upper lining of the uterus, which is a pear shape, hollow organ in the pelvic area where the fetus grows and develops. The cancer is characterized by an abnormal uterine bleeding which helps in diagnosing the condition at its early stage. The cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, ...

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Ballistic Trauma

Ballistic trauma pertains to a kind of physical trauma that is typically obtained from the discharge of weaponries or armaments. It is also called a gunshot wound. This particular type of trauma is commonly seen in wars and street violence. Ballistic trauma can often lead to life threatening consequences to the recipient, especially if shot in the most vulnerable areas, which are the head and the torso. The ...

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First Aid Classes – Fractures

A fracture is the medical word for a broken or a cracked bone. Fractures can be caused by many different incidents, and there are several types of fractures. St Mark James Training teaches you what they are and how to treat them. Stable or Unstable Fractures A stable fracture is when the broken bones do not move, either because there is not a complete break or because they have been pushed together. In thes ...

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First Aid for Drug allergy

Drug allergies occur due to an over-active immune system in response to the exposure to a certain drug. The immune system makes up the defence mechanism of the body that combats infection. Upon exposure to a certain trigger or drug, the immune system releases chemicals in response to the exposure. This results in inflammation of the nose, lungs, throat, skin and/or intestines and thus, gives rise to an alle ...

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When To Dial 9-1-1

The 911 and other local emergency services across the country receive thousands of calls each day. Unfortunately, only half of these calls are actually true emergencies. Paramedics and emergency personnel respond to a handful of calls but many of these calls could have been handled differently if there were available options. Learning when and how to contact emergency medical services during a potential eme ...

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First Aid for Diabetes

Diabetes occurs due to the lack of insulin produced by the pancreas. This is a medical condition which results in the inability to metabolize carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Many patients deal with their condition by keeping their diet in check and self-administering insulin. However, in most cases, patients may experience a drastic drop in blood sugar levels requiring prompt help. The condition is called ...

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