First-Aid for Chest Pain

Chest pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Any type of chest pain, however, that lasts for 15 minutes or longer should be taken seriously. As soon as chest pain starts, a careful assessment must be made and paramedics should be called immediately if a heart attack or any type of heart problem...

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First-Aid for Electric Shock

  An electric shock can happen anywhere at any time and when you least expect it. Whether it is due to a faulty wire or an appliance becoming wet, it’s important that you know how to deal with these types of shocks since they are much different than regular burns. The extent of the...

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First-Aid Kits for Boats

  With the summer in full swing, you may be planning on going boating while the weather is hot. If this is the case, you should make sure that you’re fully equipped with a first-aid kit for any minor or major emergencies. In some cases first-aid can save a person’s life while other times...

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First-Aid for Sunburns

  Sunburns are caused by extensive exposure of the skin to sunlight or tanning lights. A person can get a sunburn on a sunny or a cloudy day and it’s even possible to get burnt when it’s snowing. It can be an extremely painful condition that can range from mild to severe. Most cases...

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First-Aid for Asthma Attacks

An asthma attack consists of narrowed airways that are swollen and producing extra mucus. The patient may be wheezing, feel short of breath and may be coughing. The symptoms vary from one person to the next and may also include pain or tightness in the chest. An attack can range from minor to life-threatening....

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