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First Aid For Internal Bleeding

Blood is an incredibly important component of our body. To keep the body functioning and the organs supplied with oxygen, it needs enough circulating blood volume. Blood consists of red blood cells (erythrocytes), which...

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First Aid For Dehydration

Dehydration is a potentially serious condition where fluid (and salts) are lost from the body and not adequately replaced. Dehydration ranges in severity from mild to serious, but any level of dehydration is detrimental to...

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First aid for Abdominal Pain

This first-aid guide will discuss a common symptom – abdominal pain! Also known as stomach ache, abdominal pain affects everyone at some point. But the point at which a patient seeks medical attention varies...

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How to Use a Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

Measuring your blood pressure enables you to understand if you have low or high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can often lead to a stroke, heart attack, or other health issues. Therefore,...

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First Aid For Dislocations

A dislocation occurs when the bones in a person’s joint get pushed or knocked out of their usual location. For instance, the top of a human being’s arm bone fits into a joint at...

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First aid for Drowning

Drowning is a common cause of accidental death, especially amongst children and toddlers.  Contrary to popular opinion, a casualty who drowns does not usually inhale large amounts of water into the lungs. 90% of...

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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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First Aid For An Angina Attack

Angina refers to a person experiencing pain in the chest or discomfort due to their heart not receiving enough blood that’s rich in oxygen. As a result, their heart could beat at a quicker...

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Complications of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR refers to an emergency treatment administered when a person stops breathing, or their heart stops beating. As per a study by the American Heart Association, the out-of-hospital cardiac arrests taking...

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What does AMEGA stand for in first aid?

The acronym ‘AMEGA’ in first aid stands for ‘assess,’ ‘make safe,’ ‘emergency aid,’ ‘get help,’ and ‘aftercare,’ It entails the key steps involved in dealing with an emergency, injury, or incident. Bystanders and first...