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Aims and Objectives of First Aid

Apr
12

Date: April 12th, 2019

the aims and objectives of first aid

You probably have witnessed a first aid exercise. Perhaps, you have taken part in a first aid exercise.

It might have involved victims of major accidents or small injuries. One could easily ask, ‘Why was the exercise necessary?’

What were theaims and objectives ofthefirst aid exercise? Or better still, what purpose did it serve on the victims?There must have been a reason for every decision and action that you undertook in that exercise.

What Are The Primary Benefits Of First Aid Training?

Apr
09

Date: April 9th, 2019

What Are the Primary Benefits of First Aid Training?

First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening or to promote recovery.

Alarmingly, more than 2.2 million people die every year from a workplace injury, incidents or illnesses around the globe. Recent records also show that about 650 people die from what should ordinarily be nonfatal home injuries due to poor or no first aidresponse.

This only highlights the importance of having quality first aid training. A good first aid training provides you with adequate and appropriate knowledge of first aid equipment and techniques that willprovide you with proper first aid services which will help in curbing the unnecessary loss of lives.

Top 5 Daily Routines to keep your Heart Healthy

Apr
05

Date: April 5th, 2019

Five daily routines to maintain a healthy heart

A healthy heart is important to both young and old persons; this is simply because heart problems could happen to a person of any age.

It is essential for persons that want to stay alive to try anything within their power to avoid heart problems and diseases, whether through earlydiagnostics,medicationor healthy heart workouts.

Heart diseases can be prevented by simply engaging in some daily routines for a healthy heart.

Ten heart attack early warning signs that you should look out for

Apr
02

Date: April 2nd, 2019

10 heart attack early warning signs that you should look out for

Heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked.

This blockage is often due to the build up of fat, cholesterol and other substances to form plague.

Most heart problems are not accompanied with clear warning signs and someone might just end up dying mysteriously.

Luckily heart attacks or myocardial infarctioncome with clear warning signs, but when these signs areignored it can lead to death.

Listed below are some early heart attack warning signs to look out for:

  • Feeling of discomfort in the chest

This is the most common sign of heart attack, and it is usually as a result of blocked arteries.

These blocked arteries, cause an uncomfortable feeling of pain, pressure, and tightness in the chest. It is very important to keep in mind (especially ladies), you may not feel any chest pain even when you are at risk of a heart attack.

Passing Out Or Fainting, What Causes Them And What Are The Remedies.

Mar
29

Date: March 29th, 2019

Passing out Or Fainting, What Causes Them And What Are The Remedies.

Fainting or syncoperefers to a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, usually because of a lack of oxygen in the brain.

A feeling of lightheadedness, weakness, and dizziness usually follow fainting or passing out episodes.

Though fainting isn’t a medical condition, it is most times a symptom of an undiagnosed medical issue.

Causes of fainting

Many reported cases of fainting usually have no clear cause, but there are a few factors that may lead to passing out. Some of them are:

What are some of the five common emergencies and how to handle them?

Mar
26

Date: March 26th, 2019

Five common emergencies and how to handle them

An emergency refers to any circumstance that may constitute or lead to damage of lives, health, property or an environment.

Practically any emergency requires a swift response to prevent it from getting worse; this explains why it’sessential to understand and know ways in which one can curb emergencies.

First aid training for emergencies and CPR certification are conventional ways of curbing emergencies, it is also critical to know some frequently occurring emergencies and how you can handle them.

This is why I have provided a list of five of the most common emergencies and how to handle them. Without wasting much of your time let’s delve in.

  • Scalds and burns

A burn is any skin damage that happens when a person comes in contact with dry heat.This dry heat may be from hot metals, fire, high electric current, friction or corrosive chemicals (Acids or Alkalis).

10 Reasons you could be struggling to breathe

Mar
21

Date: March 21st, 2019

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that transport air to and from the lungs. A person with asthma has the insides of his airways (bronchial tube) swollen or inflamed due to an increased sensitivity to irritations caused by allergens.

A minor case of asthma does not severely affect the life span of a sufferer, and can be effectively managed by using rescue inhalers and control inhalers.

Chronic asthma can last for years and sometimes a lifetime. This severe case of asthma requires a longer lasting inhaler or oral steroids that keep your airways open – these are the first aid equipment for asthmatic patients.

Healthy obese people are not at a higher risk of death

Mar
01

Date: March 1st, 2019

Obesity in a healthy manner

The Toronto-based study has concluded that provided you are healthy, your obese state does not expose you to an increased risk of death. This conflicts with vital studies done in Europe.

How the study was done

In order to carry out this study, the researchers examined 54,089 participants of both genders, all obtained from five cohort studies through 2017. The York University’s Faculty of Health researchers compared the otherwise healthy participants to those who had elevated lipids, blood pressure or glucose, or other metabolic factors such as ethnicity, lifestyle, smoking status and age.

Blood vessels could be damaged by E-cigarette flavorings

Feb
26

Date: February 26th, 2019

Impact of E-cigarette flavorings on blood vessels

How the study was done

To carry out this study, researchers set up several lab tests where they examined what happened to endothelial cells to various e-cigarette flavorings.

These are cells commonly found in the arteries and veins. The impact of different concentrations was tested with popular flavorings like butter, banana, mint, eucalyptus, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, and burnt.

All these flavorings were found to damage cells under high concentrations during the lab tests. Vanilla, mint, burnt, clove and cinnamon impaired the production of nitric oxide. This molecule is necessary for preventing inflammation and clotting such that blood vessels can widen when blood pressure is too high.

High blood pressure could be signed of Alzheimer’s in autopsied disease

Feb
22

Date: February 22nd, 2019

Blood Pressure Associated with Lesions

 A study was published in the journal Neurology in which the researchers asserted that individuals with brain areas where tissues were dead due to limited blood supply likely suffered from brain disease. The autopsied brain also indicated the presence of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Zoe Arvanitakis said that “high blood pressure has already been associated with dementia and stroke. However, the focus of our study was on linking different values of blood pressure with more factors rather than just the common stroke and dementia.”

Looking at brain tissue

Blood pressure measures the force of blood flow in our capillaries, arteries, and veins. When this force is too great, the pressure is said to be high while too weak force is an indicator of low blood pressure.