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July 14, 2018

How to Manage a Nose Bleed

Nose Bleeds are very common entity… specially among the children because of habit of pricking their nose

It is also known as Epistaxis. Underlying causes are not serious always

Most of the cases are not very serious but if prolonged can be Serious.

 

 

Here are some tips to handle nose bleed:

 

Sit up straight and tip your head slightly forward. Note: Do not tilt your head back. This may cause blood to run down the back of your throat, and you may swallow it. Swallowed blood can irritate your stomach and cause vomiting. And vomiting may make the bleeding worse or cause it to start again. Spit out any blood that gathers in [...]
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June 27, 2018

Emergency care for Epilepsy seizure

Seizures are uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain that may lead to symptoms that may range from mild loss of attention to violent muscular contractions that can lead to death. Everyone has the potential to have seizures. Some people have them frequently. Seizure disorders vary tremendously. Some people have only an occasional seizure, and other people have daily or more frequent seizures.

If you witness someone with epilepsy having a generalized tonic-clonic seizure, remember that it’s probably not an emergency, although it may look like one.

Keep these first-aid tips in mind:

Keep other [...]
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January 10, 2018

Emergency First Aid Care For Suspected Case Of Poisoning

Death By Poisoning is on Rise….

Prognosis of Patient Depends on how early the treatment Started….First aid is critical in saving the life of victims 

 

Poisons are substances that cause injury, illness or death. These events are caused by a chemical activity in the cells 

Poisons can be injected, inhaled or swallowed 

Poisoning should be suspected if a person is sick for unknown reason….Poor ventilation can aggravate Inhalation poisoning 

 

A poison Can Be:

 

 Drug overdose   Occupational exposure  Cleaning detergents/paints  Carbon mono oxide gas from furnace, [...]
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December 20, 2017

Emergency First Aid Care of a Burn Patient

1. S.A.F.E approach: as for all pre-hospital emergencies. Shout/call for help Assess the scene Free from danger Evaluate the casualty

 

2. Stop the burning process (for example: stop, drop and roll); remove the burning source. Remove all burnt/burning clothing (unless stuck to the patient), jewellery (bring bagged clothing to hospital for examination) Chemicals – need longer period of irrigation and specific information about the chemical concerned should be obtained.

 

3. Cool the burn wound Ambulance control despatch system will advise the 999 caller to cool the burn area for up to 10 minutes If this has been done, Pre-hospital carers should cool for [...]
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November 19, 2017

How to Manage An Asthmatic Attack

An Asthmatic attack can happen any time to an asthmatic… You should know how to deal the Emergency….

You should know what drug you are supposed to take while Exacerbation

If you are an Asthmatic… always Carry Some Emergency Medications with you as prescribed by your doctor

An asthma attack can take anything from a few minutes to a few days to develop. During an asthma attack coughing, wheezing or breathlessness can quickly worsen.

Anyone with asthma should be prepared for an emergency. Even if you’ve kept your asthma under control for years, it could still get worse without you realizing it. Knowing the symptoms of an asthma [...]

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November 10, 2017

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] – Can Save Life in Emergency

 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

It’s far better to do something than to do nothing at all if you’re fearful that your knowledge or abilities aren’t 100 percent complete. Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone’s life.

When someone’s blood flow or breathing stops, seconds count. Permanent brain damage or death can happen quickly. If you know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), you could save a life. CPR is an emergency [...]

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October 25, 2017

How to Manage an Anaphylactic Shock ? – A Life Threatening Allergic Reaction

Anaphylaxis, also known as anaphylactic shock is an allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. In most cases, anaphylaxis you need an immediate help:

People at high Risk of Anaphylaxis:

If you’ve already had an allergic reaction, you’re at risk of anaphylaxis. Not all allergic reactions lend uto in an anaphylactic shock .Allergic reactions that might put you at risk are:

food allergies to milk, shellfish, soy, egg, peanut, and tree nuts allergies to medicines like penicillin insect bite or sting allergies

Less common causes of a reaction are:

a latex allergy prior anaphylactic shock exercise Symptoms include: itchy skin or hives a runny nose or sneezing an [...]
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