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Shortness of Breath: First aid treatment

Breathing emergencies such as shortness of breath are covered in St Mark James first aid classes, where you will receive "hands on" training and certification. The information posted on this page is for information purposes only. Shortness of breath is caused due to four reasons: The demand for more air by the body Lack of airflow Problems in oxygen transportation via the bloodstream Shortage of oxygen in t ...

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First Aid for Fainting

Fainting refers to a brief loss of consciousness caused by an inadequate blood pressure, significantly reducing the blood supply to the brain. Your blood vessels respond to situations by changing their diameters, for example, when you stand up, your blood vessels constrict in order to manage the effects of gravity. Many fainting cases do not lead to adverse effects and are often short-lived. Usually stress, ...

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