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How to Measure and Record Vital Signs

Taking a set of vital signs will help you monitor the condition of your patient and identify if their condition is improving or deteriorating. First aiders and first responders may be trained to measure...

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The Best First Aid Books in 2020

An up-to-date first aid manual is an essential purchase in 2020. Basic first aid steps can make all the difference during a medical emergency. In this first aid blog post, we’ll discuss the best...

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The 3 Best Home First Aid Kits in 2020

A well-stocked first aid kit is an essential item in every home. In this first aid blog post, we’ll look at the three best first aid kits for the home available in 2020. Your...

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How to Assess Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain can be a result of many conditions. In first aid, it is important is to decide when the condition is serious and time-critical. This is a difficult judgment because there are many...

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What is Ventricular Fibrillation (VF)?

Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) which causes sudden cardiac arrest. In this first aid blog post we will discuss what ventricular fibrillation is and the first aid treatment. In order...

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What is a Spontaneous Pneumothorax?

A pneumothorax occurs when air is in the chest cavity (thorax) but outside the lung. The resulting changes in pressure can cause the lung to collapse. When people talk about a “collapsed lung”, they...

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What is the Recovery Position in First Aid?

The recovery position is used to protect the airway of an unconscious patient. If a patient is unconscious and lying on their back, there is a risk of the airway becoming blocked due to...

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First Aid for Aortic Dissection

Aortic Dissection is a life-threatening medical emergency that all first aiders and first responders should consider. In this first aid blog post we will cover how to spot the warning signs of aortic dissection...

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First Aid Guide to Leukemia & Myeloma

Leukemias are cancers that affect the bone marrow, where blood cells are made. They occur when abnormal white blood cells multiply rapidly and spill into the blood stream. Left untreated, these leukemia cells crowd...

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How to Save Someone Who’s Drowning

Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide. Everyone should know how to help a drowning victim. So what should you do if you encounter someone that’s drowning? Firstly, look after...

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Resuscitation of the Drowning Victim

Approximately 7,000 people drown annually, making drowning the third-leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Drowning is an important topic for first aiders and first responders to know about. Freshwater drownings are...