Author: John Furst

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First Aid for Impetigo

This is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection that occasionally spreads among large numbers of children in day care, schools and camps. It occurs most frequently in the summer months and in areas with...

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What is Scarlet Fever?

Scarlet fever is characterized by high fever and a bright, red rash covering the entire body. Scarlet fever occurs in conjunction with about 10 percent of cases of streptococcal respiratory infection, or strep throat....

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First Aid Treatment for Chickenpox

Also known as varicella, chicken pox is a highly contagious viral disease characterized by fever (usually mild) and a rash (sometimes severe) consisting of tiny blisters or vesicles. Caused by one of a group...

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Treating Bites and Stings in Children

Injuries from bites and stings range from trivial to fatal, depending upon the source of the bite and the child’s response to it. For example, a bee sting is usually a minor, albeit painful,...

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How to Spot Shock in Children

When a child has a serious injury or infection, the body may react by going into shock. Shock occurs when the body tried to redirect blood to the brain and other important internal organs....

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How to Stop Nosebleeding in Children

Nosebleeds can be caused by a blow to the nose, picking or poking nostrils or blowing too hard. Sometimes a nosebleed has no obvious cause. Whatever the cause, the bleeding may seem heavy because...

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First Aid for Burns and Scalds

A burn is the damage caused to skin and deeper body structures by heat (flame, scald, contact with electricity), chemical agents or radiation. The main risk in the early phase of burn injury is...

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How to Stop Severe Bleeding

Effective first aid is vital in order to help a victim who is bleeding severely. Major blood loss can rapidly cause shock and death, therefore effective control of bleeding is vital whilst awaiting for...

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How to Recognize a Stroke

The signs of a stroke are often subtle and easily missed. For example, the victim suddenly finds that his face, arm or leg is limp or numb, often on the same side of the...

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How Does an AED Work With CPR?

If the heart stops pumping and the blood stops circulating we say that the victim has had a cardiac arrest. In many cases, however, a heart rhythm may still be present. This rhythm is...

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How to Move an Injured Victim

As a general rule, you should not move a casualty from the place of the accident. You should only move a victim if he is in uncontrollable danger, if the safety of the situation...

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Emergency Action Plan in First Aid

The¬†Emergency Action Plan in first aid teaches rescuers to assess an incident before rushing in to help injured or unwell victims. In this first aid blog post, we’ll take a look at how you...