Monday, 31 October 2016

Sunday, 30 October 2016

First Aid for Burns - Treating Burns

Burns is an injury to the skin and to the flesh, if the burn is deeper. It can be caused by electricity, heat, fire, radiation, friction or chemicals. If the burn is on the surface of the skin, it is called as a first-degree burn and if the burns penetrate inside, it would be called as second-degree burns. 

Friday, 28 October 2016

First Aid for Inhalation of fumes

Inhalation of fumes like carbon monoxide, smoke and other gases causes oxygen levels to be lessened in the tissues of the body. So, Inhalation of fumes needs medication as soon as possible. It can be smoke inhalation or carbon monoxide inhalation. It generally causes from car exhaust, emissions, blocked chimney flues, fires, coal pits, underground tanks, wells, cleaning fluids, propane stoves, glues, lighter fluids or camping gas.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

First Aid for Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation does occur when the quantity and rate of alveolar ventilation for carbon dioxide gets exceeded to the carbon dioxide production. Eventually blood stream gets less concentrated of the carbon dioxide and later it would produce hypocapnea. It can be caused because of the emotional or physical stimuli, head injuries, air pressure at higher altitudes, cardiovascular problems, and other respiratory disorders. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

First Aid for Choking

Choking is happened because of the mechanical obstruction for the air flow into the lungs. It partially or completely prevent breathe. It could be caused by respiratory diseases or by obstructed foreign body or larynx compressed. 

Monday, 24 October 2016

First Aid for Asthma Attack

Asthma is a chronic and inflammatory disease. It may be caused may be because of environmental factors or genetic factors and sometimes both. It is of two types forced expiratory volume and peak expiratory flow rate. It is also categorized as intrinsic or extrinsic. This asthma prevalence has been significantly increased since 1970s and the number of asthma patients has been increased to 300 million people in the world. 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

First Aid for Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding is losing blood that occurs with a vascular system into the body space or body cavity. Sometimes it would be medical emergency according to the location and rate of the bleeding. If neglected or not taken the help of the doctor it can cause cardiac arrest and sometimes death.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

First Aid for External Bleeding

When the blood leaves the body popping out, it is called external bleeding. It may happen because of abrasion, excoriation, laceration, incision, puncture wound, contusion or gunshot wounds. The bleeding should be obstructed as soon as possible, otherwise if the bleeding continues for more than 5 cups, it would be life threatening. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

First Aid for Insect Stings

Insect stings or bites do occur when they defend themselves naturally with their natural defense mechanism or to feed off from the human body. As the insects inject acids like formic acid, the bitten area will have skin reaction causing itching after it becomes red and swell. The strings from bees, fire ants, hornets and wasps sometimes cause allergic reactions like anaphylaxis. 

Thursday, 20 October 2016

First Aid for Animal Bites

A bite of an animal with its poisonous teeth becomes a wound on a human body. There should be some standards followed by the person, who receives the wounds so that the bites would not lead to rabies virus or parvovirus infected into the body. If the bite is deep to the bone, it would be called as osteomylitis, which sometimes becomes even life-threatening. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Anaphylactic Shock Treatment

Anaphylaxis is a shocking allergic reaction developed very rapidly by throat swelling and itchy rash. Anaphylactic shock is one of the effects of Anaphylaxis and is closely associated to the systematic vasodilation. This eventually causes low blood pressure in the body, potentially, about less than 30% lower than the standard values. Sometimes it can become a life-threatening issue.