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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 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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High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema

High altitude pulmonary oedema results from the leakage of fluid to the air sacs of the lungs from the capillaries, preventing effective oxygen exchange. [caption id="attachment_593" align="alignleft" width="300"] High Altitude Pulmonary Oedema[/caption] High altitude pulmonary oedema, also called HAPE, results from the leakage of fluid to the air sacs of the lungs from the capillaries when at high altitude ...

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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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