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Treating an avalanche victim

Avalanche victims can have severe injuries and a high risk of developing hypothermia. An avalanche is a sudden flow of snow such as in a mountain side. The amount of snow varies based upon certain factors, but it can be in huge amounts such as burying the terrain at the bottom of the slope in […]

How to treat arrhythmia

Arrhythmia is a condition where the heartbeat is irregular or out of its normal rhythm. There is a feeling that the heart skipped a beat, added a beat or beating too fast too slow. Arrhythmias can be harmless or can be an emergency. Causes of arrhythmias Injury from a heart attack Heart disease The wrong […]

How lockjaw is managed

Lockjaw involves spasms of the masseter muscle or the jaw muscle caused by being infected by tetanus. Tetanus is a bacterial infection that causes painful spasms of the muscles. Lockjaw is a disorder that prevents the mouth from opening properly and fully. The pain can spread to the ears, face, shoulders and the neck. When […]


Hypothermia is a dangerous drop in the temperature of the body that is usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures. The risk of cold exposure increases during the winter months. Normal temperature of the body is 98.6 degrees but with hypothermia, the temperature drops below 95 degrees. In severe hypothermia, the temperature of the […]

Nose bleeds

Nose bleeds are also known as epistaxis in which the inner part of the nose has plenty of tiny blood vessels and it is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. When these vessels are disturbed, blood will begin flowing coming from the nostril or both the nostrils. Bleeding from the nostril can […]

Important Information About Using Your Metered Dose Inhaler

During First Aid emergencies, asthmatic patients will often result to using your metered dose inhaler in order to effectively deal with this condition. Abbreviated MDI, this is a gadget that works by making asthma medication available in the form of a spray. One of the most critical distinctions that is obvious about these gadgets is […]

How to treat dehydration

Dehydration is a condition that can occur when there excess loss of fluids in the body. It simply means that more water is eliminated from the body than what is being taken in. Water in the body is lost in the form of water vapour while exhaling, sweat, urine and stool. Along with the water, […]