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Preventing Infection on An Open Wound

A wound is a break in the skin that can become infected if it is not treated and cleaned properly. While a minor wound can be negligible in many cases, it can pose a major risk to individuals with conditions that prevent the efficient healing processes to take place. Individuals with a weak immune system, diabetes […]

Myocardial Infarction

Management of A Myocardial Infarction

The management of myocardial infarction revolves around saving as much myocardium as possible. The reason why this is important is that it helps to avoid complications which may develop at later stages. To achieve this, the following compounds are provided with immediate effect: nitroglycerin, aspirin as well as oxygen. Prior to helping a victim of […]

What are the basics of firefighter certification?

Firefighter certification entails a number of levels that firefighters must go through prior to getting awarded certification. The course will often include written examination as well as practical sessions. As is expected, the practical sessions are overseen by the academy heads. Below are the basics to expect should you be interested in this kind of […]

First Aid For Myocardial Contusion: Causes, Symptoms and Management

Myocardial contusion is the bruising of the heart muscle that is frequently due to an injury to the chest wall from a car accident, falling from heights, etc. Myocardial contusion is the bruising of the heart muscle that is frequently due to an injury to the chest wall. Cases of myocardial contusion can range from […]

Working as a Certified First Responder in Canada

A certified first responder refers a person which has undergone through a course and certified to provide pre-hospital care for emergencies. They possess more first aid skills compared to people who have taken standard first aid. However, they cannot provide advanced care offered by emergency medical technicians or paramedics. Some of the emergencies provided by […]

APLASTIC ANEMIA

Aplastic anemia is a rare disease caused by a decrease in, damage to marrow stem cells and dysfunction to the microenvironment within the marrow basically replacing marrow cells for the production of all three blood cell types (erythrocytes, lymphocytes and platelets) with adipose tissue. The term “aplastic” refers to the incapability of the stem cells […]