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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 »

Testicular Injury: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Complications and Treatment

Pain in Testicles

Testicular injury refers to damage to a male’s testicle caused due to injury. Damages to the testicle and scrotum are often caused by injuries from blunt forces; however, sharp objects can also easily injure these parts. Sports injuries are the most common causes of testicular injury in men. A person with a testicular injury may experience testicular pain or discomfort, ... Read More »

Stingray injury

sting ray

A person may experience a stingray injury from the barb or spine on the tail of a stingray. The barb on the stingray’s tail may cause a cut or a puncture wound. Some wounds may have the barb stuck in them. Moreover, most barbs contain venom and may leave undesirable effects on the casualty. Stingrays are not aggressive animals; however, ... Read More »

How to Treat Hives (Uticaria)


Hives or uticaria is characterized by the mild swelling and redness of the skin. Uticaria is commonly caused due to stress, anxiety, allergic reactions and side effects of certain medication. The condition and its symptoms usually resolve within 48 to 72 hours. Disclaimer: This blog is for information purposes only. To learn to manage hives and other allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) ... Read More »


The blood is an opaque, rather viscid fluid, of a bright red or scarlet colour when it flows from the arteries, of a dark red or purple colour when it flows from the veins. Blood consists of a faintly yellow fluid, the plasma or liquor sanguinis, in which are suspended numerous minute particles, the blood corpuscles, the majority of which are coloured and give to the ... Read More »

First Aid for Indigestion

stomach pain

This condition is commonly experienced by many people around the world, at least once in their life. This is a harmless condition that may cause some discomfort or pain to the sufferer. Causes Overeating Eating too fast or swallowing without chewing properly Excessive consumption of alcohol Eating while you are stressed Eating food that you are not well-accustomed to such ... Read More »

How to Manage Strep Throat

Many sore throats are often caused due to inflammations in the pharynx. Such cases are often harmless and caused by viral infections. Strep throat, on the other hand, is a result of bacterial infection. Strep throats are initially minor cases of throat infections, which however, lead to major infections. Symptoms Many symptoms of strep throat are similar to those of ... Read More »

First Aid for Severe Bleeding

severe bleeding

Severe bleeding refers to the heavy blood flow that results in a lot of blood being lost from the body. Severe bleeding may be caused by the body’s natural openings such as the mouth and the nose, or due to external cuts caused by injury or trauma. Internal bleeding occurs due to physical trauma in which the blood vessels are ... Read More »

Understanding the Basics of AED for Lay Responders (Part 1 of 2)

Learning CPR and AED on Manikin

This is the first part of a two-part piece. Here we will learn the basic theories behind AED and how it can help increase the survival rates of victims of sudden cardiac arrest. What is an AED? AED or Automated External Defibrillator is a portable device that is used in the emergency management of sudden cardiac arrest. Basically, it is ... Read More »

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