How To Treat Heatstroke


Overview Heatstroke takes place when the body fails to standardize its own temperature and body warmth persists to increase. It expands steadily and it frequently occurs with individuals who are not acclimatized to hot clammy conditions or individuals that are ill, particularly those with poor health that cause nausea and diarrhea. They are more vulnerable than others in developing heatstroke. These effects coupled with ... Read More »

Shin splints

Shin splints is pain felt along the shin bone which is the large bone found in the front of the lower leg. Shin splints are quite common among dancers, runners and those under military training. The muscles, tissues of bones and tendons are overworked due to increased activity. Symptoms Tenderness, soreness or pain can be felt along the inner part ... Read More »

Elbow pain from weightlifting

Elbow pain is a warning sign that something is wrong and there is a need to treat the condition before getting worse. Elbow pain from weightlifting is usually caused by golfer’s elbow. Using improper techniques when lifting weights can cause overloading of the muscles and tendons found in the elbow and result to pain and tenderness on the inside part ... Read More »

How to handle varicose veins


Knowing the condition of one’s body is important especially in the management of various conditions. One of the conditions that you must learn to address is the condition of varicose veins. Below is a step by step procedure that will help you manage the condition. In summary, the steps are as follows: – Get the facts right. This is an ... Read More »

First Aid Services Expected of a Babysitter

Child and Infant Manikin

Gone are the days when babysitters are only expected to watch children and make sure that the young ones do not get into any accidents or do not sneak out of the house. Nowadays, babysitters are also expected to have the ability to administer first aid services during other medical emergencies aside from accidents such as a sudden asthma or ... Read More »

The Basics of De-escalating Aggression through First Aid Services

Aside from ensuring the physical safety of the individual who is exhibiting aggressive behavior and others who are involved including other rescuers or healthcare providers, the other goal that rescuers need to achieve when handling aggression is to pacify the aggressive individual. This can be done by implementing first aid services basics or principles that can be learned by taking ... Read More »

Importance of Knowing First Aid in the Workplace

Helping During a Knee Injury

Whether you are an ordinary employee who is working at a fairly safe and peaceful environment or on a more physically strenuous and hazardous workplace, knowing how to perform basic first-aid is a necessity. This is because work-related injuries are more common than what most people think. What do recent studies suggest? According to a study published by the American ... Read More »

Fall Related Injuries

Fall Related Injuries

Fall related injuries are included among the top ten causes of death for older people and falls are the leading causes of injury in the elderly adult population accounting to 62% of all nonfatal accidental injuries treated in the emergency department (Public Health and Aging, 2003). Furthermore, in the same report 35% and 40% of community-dwelling elderly people and 60% ... Read More »

Pulmonary Embolism

Chest pain

Pulmonary embolism (PE for short) is a dangerous and life-threatening respiratory condition wherein there is an obstruction of the pulmonary artery or one of its underlying branches by a thrombus formation that originated along  the general circulation which becomes a secondary complication brought about by a primary disease condition. Pulmonary embolism is one of the most common disorders often associated ... Read More »