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Archive for November, 2018

4 Basic First Aid Tips for Bug Bites


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


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?


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?


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?


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.