How to Manage a Throbbing Migraines

How to Manage a Throbbing Migraines

Migraines are headaches that are often described as throbbing, pounding, or pulsating. These headaches typically occur only on one side of the head but may also occur on both sides ...

Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic shock occurs when there is a substantial reduction in intravascular volume by 15% to 25% which represents a loss of approximately 750ml to 1,300 ml of blood in an avera ...

First Aid Certification

First Aid Certification

First Aid Certification: Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired If you are looking for a job, you should consider getting first aid training. First aid certification does not only ...

What Are Medical Emergencies?

What Are Medical Emergencies?

Take a while to watch this video that is related to the article you are about to read. What is Medical Emergency Mastery   In basic first aid and emergency training courses, m ...

What are Paramedics?

What are Paramedics?

Emergency Medical Services are recognized as an important part of the health care system. Emergency medical services (EMS) are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing ou ...

Important Safety Precautions When Handling Oxygen Cylinders

Important Safety Precautions When Handling Oxygen Cylinders

There are different equipment and supplies that are used when administering oxygen. One of which is the oxygen source. Oxygen cylinders are the standard source of oxygen when admin ...

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Ways of treating urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections are a bacterial infection in the urinary system. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters more ...

June 08, 2018

Close look on nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are soft non-cancerous lumps found in the lining covering the nasal passages or sinus. They form due to chronic infla more ...

July 19, 2018
  • Chilblains

    A chilblain is a skin disorder during winter season which is a mild type of frostbite. It is a painful and itchy inflammation that develops on the han more ...

    December 19, 2015
  • Snake bite basics

    There are two types of snakes – venomous and non-venomous. It is important to remember that venomous snake bites are often life-threatening that requi more ...

    July 23, 2014
  • When to Call for Emergency Assistance

                    Oftentimes, when an emergency situation arises, people often panic and don’t know what to do. Calling for emergency medical services d more ...

    August 05, 2013
  • Approaching a Victim of an Accident

    Emergency Medical Services consider the first hour after an accident as the “Golden Hour.” The chances of survival and the outcome of the victim great more ...

    June 26, 2013
  • First Aid for Animal bites

    An animal bite can be very infectious; therefore you should seek medical help, promptly. An animal bite may give rise to rabies if a non-immunized pet more ...

    December 31, 2012
  • Heat-Related Problems: What is Heat Cramp?

    Individuals who perform physical activity under extreme sunlight or hot weather may suffer from heat cramps, a heat-related illness that involves the more ...

    August 23, 2014
  • Sports Medicine Trainer

    The sports medicine team is primarily composed of a physician, paramedics, nurses and trainers. The trainers are the ones who are in direct contact wi more ...

    May 23, 2013
  • How to treat boxer’s fracture

    A boxer’s fracture is a break on one or more of the bones that forms the knuckle called the metacarpals. Generally, this hand fracture is caused by an more ...

    June 22, 2018
  • Hand arthritis

    Arthritis in the hands is the common type of arthritis. It is due to the breakdown of the cartilage that functions in supporting the structure of the more ...

    June 21, 2018
  • Taking care of a wrist ganglion

    A ganglion cyst is an extra fluid from a joint or a tendon and usually found around the area of the hand and wrist. It can be symptoms of an irritatio more ...

    June 08, 2018
  • Broken finger

    A broken finger is a condition where one or more bones that make up a finger end up with damage from injury mostly due to force or trauma to the finge more ...

    May 08, 2018
  • Chest injury

    A chest injury occurs after the result of an accident or intentional penetration of a foreign object into the chest. Generally, a chest injury can als more ...

    May 08, 2018
  • Important Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

    Never Ignore These Heart Attack Facts According to the website of Government of Canada, 1.37 million Canadians suffer from heart attack annually and 4 more ...

    August 23, 2014
  • Understanding the Meaning of Chain of Survival

    Background to Chain of Survival Increasing the chance of survival of an individual that has gone cardiac arrest is an important goal of treatment. But more ...

    August 23, 2014
  • Mouth to Mouth CPR

    First aid and CPR course and re-certification standards change approximately every 5 years. These changes are recommended through a large statistics a more ...

    April 26, 2012
  • First Aid Course Updates 2012

    All of the major providers that offer basic first aid courses change the course curriculum approximately every 5 years. In 2011, all of the major prov more ...

    April 26, 2012

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