Category: First aid blog

0

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...

0

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...

0

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...

0

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...

0

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...

0

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...

0

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...

0

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...

0

Why is Carbon Monoxide so Dangerous?

Carbon Monoxide is a deadly, odorless, gas. In this first aid blog post, we will look closer at carbon monoxide and why it is regarded as the ‘silent killer’. Carbon monoxide is a by-product...

0

First Aid for Electrical Injuries

In cases of electrical burns, damage is caused by electricity entering the body and traveling through the tissues. Injury results from the effects of the electricity on the function of the body organs and...

0

Classification of Burn Injury Depth

Burns are characterized, based on the depth of tissue damage and skin response, as superficial (first degree), partial thickness (second degree), or full-thickness (third-degree). Superficial burns result in only minor tissue damage to the...