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Factors to Consider When Choosing a First Aid Course

Choosing the right first aid course in Canada can be a difficult task because there are several providers, different course levels, compliance, terms of certification and other factors that you must consider. It is extremely essential for you to take time in order to make an informed decision on the course that will be most […]

Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s disease is a medical condition wherein the blood vessels spams causing a blockage in the flow of blood to the nose, ears, fingers and toes upon exposure to cold temperatures or strong emotions. This condition is specifically called PrimaryRaynaud’s (or Raynaud’s disease), wherein there is no underlying disease that causes the condition. In contrast, […]

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI) is an area of the myocardium that is permanently destroyed. MI is normally a result of the reduction of blood flow to the coronary arteries due to rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque and ensuing  occlusion of the artery by a thrombus. An unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction are considered to be […]

Caring for Abdominal trauma

Any injury to the abdomen is called the abdominal trauma, which can be either blunt or penetrating. In blunt trauma, clinical signs are not as evident, whereas penetrating abdominal trauma has obvious clinical signs, such as in stab wounds and gunshot wounds. As is with any penetration wound, there is increased risk of infection. Sometimes, […]

ABDOMINAL MUSCLE STRAIN

Also known as pulled abdominal muscle, abdominal muscle strain is an injury to one of the muscles in the abdominal wall as a result of overstretching which tears the muscles fibers but in severe cases, the muscle can rupture from its attachment. Abdominal muscle strain normally comes about as a result of an overexertion of […]

Top 5 Misconceptions about CPR

Organizations like the American St Mark James and the American Heart Association have been pushing for more people to take CPR classes. Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR quickly and correctly helps increase the survival chances of a cardiac arrest victim. However, numerous healthcare professionals continue to encounter people with the wrong or old information about […]