Nosebleeds: First aid

Nosebleeds are common. Most often they are a nuisance and not a true medical problem. But they can be both. Nosebleed care Sit upright and lean forward. By remaining upright, you reduce blood pressure in the veins of your nose. This discourages further bleeding. Sitting forward will help you avoid swallowing blood, which can irritate […]

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Infant CPR/Choking

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an important technique to use in emergencies. CPR can save infant’s life and prevent brain and organ damage. Anyone who has a baby or works or spends time with babies should know infant CPR. Even if you never have to use it, you should be prepared for an […]

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Complications of CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a technique used to support the circulation of blood and oxygen in the body of a victim who is not breathing and does not have a pulse. CPR is physically invasive for the victim and techniques used during CPR carry risks and the chance of complications. Ultimately, the risk of […]

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Burns: First aid

Image Credit: boksburgadvertiser.co.za A burn is tissue damage that results from scalding, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, contact with flames, chemicals or electricity, or smoke inhalation. Is it a major or minor burn? Call 911 or seek immediate care for major burns, which: Are deep Cause the skin to be dry and leathery […]

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How Long Does Brain Activity Last After Cardiac Arrest?

Cardiac arrest is a catastrophic event in which the heart stops beating, depriving the body of the oxygen it needs to survive. According to a report from the American Heart Association, more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States each year, nearly 90 percent of them fatal. Beyond the high risk of […]

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