First Aid Tips

Syphilis Symptoms Causes and Diagnosis

Syphilis is an acute and chronic infectious disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is typically acquired through unprotected sexual intercourse and it is also sexual in origin. By the start of the new millennium, it was predicted that 12 million people around the world are infected with this sexually transmitted disease and more than three fourths  of reported ... Read More »

Cardiogenic Shock

Cardiogenic shock occurs when decreased carbon dioxide leads to inadequate tissue perfusion and initiation of the shock syndrome. Cardiogenic shock may occur following a myocardial infarction when a large area of the muscles of the heart becoming ischemic, necrotic and hypokinetic (ineffective contractions of the heart). Cardiogenic shock usually occurs as a result of the end-stage process of chronic heart failure, ... Read More »

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

 Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), previously called adult respiratory distress syndrome is a severe form of acute lung injury that warrants immediate emergency care and management. This clinical syndrome is best characterized by a sudden and progressive edema of the pulmonary cavity, insufficiency of oxygen exchange, hypoxemia despite oxygen supplementation and reduced lung expansion. Individuals with acute respiratory distress syndrome ... Read More »

Should You Stop And Help?

Road accidents are not uncommon. At one point in your life, you will get to see motor vehicle accidents while driving. Read further and know how to help in a road crash and understand the importance of taking first aid courses. You are heading off to work, the traffic crawling slowly. And then you pass-by a mangled mess of automobile ... Read More »

Understanding Glasgow Coma Scale and AVPU Scale

While providing first aid, you might hear EMTs, paramedics and other emergency healthcare personnel talk about Glasgow Coma Scale. As a first aider, it would be best to have some knowledge about this assessment tool. The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a universal tool used by medical professionals throughout the world in assessing the level of consciousness of a patient. ... Read More »

How to Relieve Breathing Difficulties

Difficulty in breathing, also called shortness of breath and dyspnea. If one is experiencing sudden and unexpected difficulty in breathing, especially not during after exercise or any physical activity, it is almost always an emergency medical situation. When the body is short of breath, the body may not be receiving the sufficient amount of oxygen it needs to sustain respiration. ... Read More »

Some Of The Things That Require First Aid Course

Great first aid courses must cover the essential areas of first aid, particularly Basic Life support, which will include rescue artificial circulation support and rescue breathing.  The following are parts which need to be covered in this course: Critical Thinking and Emergency training according to needs, complete physical assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency procedures. Also, First Aid is normally for ... Read More »

The CPR Classes That You Should Know

Nowadays it is not just paramedical or medical workers who are joining CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation classes. The courses have become popular within the public as well. The skills taught in CPR classes are life saving and thus very important to all. CPR in pets Owners of pets and experts who work with animals such as the veterinarians may also attend ... Read More »

Easy Ways of Teaching First Aid and CPR to Children

It’s been said time and again that all adults should know how to correctly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR, but what about children? Most would assume that children aren’t strong or mature enough to perform CPR but this has been proven to be untrue time and again. There have been numerous recorded instances when very young children were able to ... Read More »

The Best First Aid and CPR App for iPhones

We go out of our way and do a number of things to ensure that we’re ready for whatever life throws at us. This is why some of us take first aid and CPR courses, have first aid kits scattered around the house, in the car and even in the office drawer. But no matter how prepared we try to ... Read More »