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Spinal Injuries And How To Respond To Them

The Emergency You stumble upon an individual on the ground and there is a ladder that has fallen nearby. [caption id="attachment_1176" align="alignright" width="300"] You come across a casualty that could have a spinal injury. Would you know what to do?[/caption] What To Do? Check the Scene and the Casualty As a first aider, what can you do to help this person?  The first and most important thing to do is t ...

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Burns – First aid care

One way to differentiate a minor burn from a serious burn is to determine initially the extent of damage to the body tissues. Burns are classified as first-degree, second-degree and third-degree. First-degree burns This is a least serious burn in which only the outer layer of the skin is burned. A first-degree burn is distinguished by reddish skin while swelling and pain is often present. You can treat a fi ...

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Anaphylaxis – First aid care

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that can result to shock, difficulty in breathing and an abrupt drop in the blood pressure. In individuals who have an allergy, anaphylaxis can easily occur in just a matter of minutes after being exposed to a specific allergy-causing allergen. In some cases, the anaphylaxis can be delayed that can occur without any evident trigger. This is the reason why ...

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