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Archive for November, 2018

4 Basic First Aid Tips for Bug Bites

Nov
30

Date: November 30th, 2018

Bug bites are usually nothing more than an irritation. However, in some cases, they result in a severe reaction that requires medical attention. A bite from certain bugs such as bees and spiders can cause life-threatening conditions In addition, people who are allergic to insect bites may experience a dangerous reaction.

In this post, you will learn about how to respond to some common bug bites and avoid an infection.

4 Personal Protective Equipment that can Minimize Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens

Nov
27

Date: November 27th, 2018

Blood borne pathogens are microorganisms that cause diseases. They are typically bacteria or viruses that are present in body fluids including blood.

Two most notable blood borne pathogens include Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

To reduce the risk of transmission of diseases, healthcare personnel should use personal protective equipment (PPE). The protective equipment will serve as a barrier against transmission of sexual diseases.

Why Gym Teachers Should Get CPR Certification Online?

Nov
23

Date: November 23rd, 2018

Strenuous physical activity increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. This is particularly true for people who are at increased risk of a heart attack such as diabetic and obese individuals and those with a family history of heart diseases.

Why Do We Have to Compress the Sternum Area When Doing CPR?

Nov
20

Date: November 20th, 2018

Heart disease is the number one cause of death. Every year nearly half a million people die due to a cardiac arrest. A lot of the cases of cardiac arrests are reported out-of-the-hospital setting.

When Should You Stop Performing CPR on a Victim?

Nov
16

Date: November 16th, 2018

Compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should continue until the victim is fully revived. Ideally, you should not stop CPR until the victim revives.

However, there are certain situations in which giving further compressions is futile.

Here, we will take a look at situations where you should stop giving CPR to a heart attack victim.

What Will Happen If CPR is Performed at More than 100 CPM?

Nov
13

Date: November 13th, 2018

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is generally performed on a person who suffers from a heart attack. The technique is also performed on a victim of a drowning incident.

t should be performed if a victim is not breathing and their heart has stopped pumping.

One confusion regarding CPR is about the rate of performing compressions. Are faster compressions better? What is the ideal compression rate? What should be the compression rate when offering CPR to a heart attack victim? You will know the answer to these questions here in this article.

Can I Get Infected by Performing CPR on a Person Suffering from an STD?

Nov
09

Date: November 9th, 2018

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) involves chest compressions and rescue berating.  Performing the technique ensures that the blood and oxygen keep circulating inside the body. This can help save the life of the heart attack victim.

A lot of people fear that they could contract an infectious disease by performing rescue breathing on a stranger. This fear is rational considering the increased incidence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In this article, we will bust the myth surrounding rescue breathing CPR technique and the risk of contracting an STD.

Online CPR 101: 3 Invaluable Tips to Help a Person Having an Asthma Attack

Nov
05

Date: November 5th, 2018

Asthma is a serious respiratory complication that results in thousands of deaths each year. Nearly 3,000 individuals die of asthma attacks in the US alone. Asthma attacks can be frightening for both the victims and the family members.

If someone in your family suffers from asthma, it’s essential that you know how to help in case of a serious asthma attack. Here, we will provide three essential tips that will help you to offer assistance to a person who experiences an asthma attack.

Mechanical vs. Manual Chest Compression: Which is More Effective?

Nov
02

Date: November 2nd, 2018

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save lives of heart attack victims. The emergency procedure involves rhythmic chest compression.

Performing CPR can help revive the victim whose heart has stopped due to cardiac arrest.

CPR is generally provided manually by hands. However, there are also mechanical devices that perform CPR automatically. These devices are designed to give continuous compression of about 5 cm depth at a rate of 100 per minute.

In this article, we will present scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of mechanical CPR devices as compared to manual CPR.