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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How Does a Defibrillator Work?

An automated external defibrillator (also known as an AED) is used to give a shock to a heart that has gone into cardiac arrest. This machine can often effectively treat ventricular fibrillation (VF), which is an abnormal heart rhythm. When a person is suffering from this abnormal rhythm, the heart isn’t able to circulate...

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First Aid & Alcohol Poisoning

With New Year’s just behind us, a reminder on first-aid for alcohol poisoning can help you have fun and stay safe for 2018. This condition can be difficult to spot since a person that had been drinking can react to alcohol in several different ways. With over 77,000 hospitalizations due to alcohol poisoning in...

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Dog Bites & First Aid

While many everyday dog bites are minor and only require some minimal first aid measures, protection must take place immediately in order to prevent any infection from occurring, as the saliva from a dog bite contains bacteria that can easily lead to an unwanted infection. Dog bites occur frequently, and it’s important to know...

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