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Archive for December, 2022

How Excess Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Can Cause Death by Poisoning


Date: December 20th, 2022

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: How Does it Happen?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is dangerous because it’s odorless, colorless, and can be found in the fumes of various household appliances such as furnaces, fireplaces, and water heaters that aren’t ventilated properly.

When the CO builds up in your home or apartment, and you breathe it in, it binds to the hemoglobin in yourblood so that oxygen can’t get through to your body cells.

The Science of Drowning: What Happens to the Body Underwater?


Date: December 17th, 2022

What Happens to the Body During Drowning?
Drowning causes thousands of deaths yearly, even though it’s preventable with proper training and precautions.

What most people don’t know about drowning, however, is how it affects the body while it’s happening.

If you’re curious about what happens to the body during drowning, keep reading to learn more about the science of drowning.

PEP After BBP Exposure: Should I Go for It?


Date: December 13th, 2022

Post-exposure Prophylaxis for Bloodborne Pathogens
If you suspect you have been exposed to a bloodborne pathogen, you may wonder if you should go for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). PEP is a course of treatment that can prevent you from developing an infection if exposed to a bloodborne pathogen.

First Aid for Eye Injuries: How to Address Different Eye Emergencies


Date: December 10th, 2022

First Aid for Eye Injuries
Eye injuries are among the most severe injuries you can have because sight is one of the primary senses humans have, and we rely so heavily on it to perform daily tasks such as reading and driving.

Unfortunately, eye injuries are among the most common types of injuries (especially in active people), so you should know how to treat them if you encounter someone hurt in an accident.

Luckily, first aid for eye injuries isn’t as complicated as it might seem, so here’s your step-by-step guide to treating this type of injury in the field.

7 Wound Care Mistakes That Could Worsen Your Pain


Date: December 6th, 2022

Wound Care Mistakes: 7 Blunders to Avoid
You’ve suffered a minor scrape or cut. You race to the bathroom, splash water on it, and reach for the Neosporin. You might even know better than to do that. But it turns out you might be making common wound care mistakes that will prolong your healing time.
If you’re experiencing pain from a wound, taking the necessary steps to care for it properly is essential. Unfortunately, many people make common mistakes that can worsen their pain and slow healing.
From wound dressing mistakes to plucking the affected part, here are six common wound care blunders and how to avoid them.

5 Components of Chest Compressions You Should Know


Date: December 3rd, 2022

5 Components of Chest Compressions You Should Know
What are the Components of Chest Compressions?
There are several things to consider when delivering chest compressions to a victim. These factors are crucial in ensuring that chest pushes effectively resuscitate a victim. So it’s important to know what each one does before diving in.