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How to Learn Child CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is extremely helpful in extending the window of time a person can survive without defibrillation. It's vital that help is arriving while CPR is being carried out. There are different rules for different people, but they all have similar guidelines. When dealing with a

Pillar Procedure Complications

Snoring can be an embarrassing habit for the culprit and an insanely frustrating obstacle for those who have to attempt to sleep through it. Snoring impedes the sleep of millions of Americans daily, but can be cured with the Pillar procedure. The Pillar procedure is performed by the the doctor placi

Nobel-Honored Surgeons

Since the Nobel prize was first presented 100 years ago, only 10 surgeons have been honored. Their contributions range from the discovery of antibiotics to the first organ transplantation. Dr. Albert Lowenfels surveys their lives and accomplishments.

Definition of Debridement

According to "Fundamental Nursing Skills and Concepts" by Barbara Kuhn Timby, debridement is when dead tissue is removed from a wound to promote healing. While most wounds heal on their own, devitalized tissue can sometimes impede this process.

Earthquake Emergency Procedures

Earthquakes do not give any warning as to when they will happen. This makes it necessary for people who live in earthquake prone areas to know the emergency procedures beforehand to survive and earthquake. Teach these procedures to your children and your employees. Have drills to make sure everyone

Facts About the American Red Cross

For over 100 years, the American Red Cross has been providing the country with disaster relief. The Red Cross started its services by helping victims of war and disasters, but has now expanded its services to several other areas, with the main objective of helping others reduce their suffering. The

How to Remove Surgical Gloves

Learning to properly remove surgical gloves is essential for the safety of any medical professional. Those using surgical gloves to protect their hands while performing non-medical tasks, such as automotive work, need to understand how to properly remove these types of gloves as well in order to pro

How to Become CPR & First Aid Certified

According to the American Heart Association, more than 250,000 experience out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death. Early Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation can double or triple a person's chance of survival. Additionally, the United States Department of Labor reported more than 130,000 workplace injuries i

Phlebotomy Clinic Emergency Procedures

Phlebotomists use safety protocols when drawing blood.drawing blood image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.comPhlebotomy emergency protocols are required in all clinical practices. Phlebotomy is licensed practice of drawing blood from individuals. Clinical laboratory assistants and nurse...

Infant CPR Information

If an infant chokes, suffocates or receives any number of injuries that could inhibit her breathing, it is a matter of minutes before the loss of blood flow can cause brain damage, according to the United States National Library of Medicine. CPR, when properly learned and applied, can help avoid dea

Animal and Human Bites-Prevention

Tips to help prevent bite injuries: Do not disturb animals, even your family pets, while they are eating, sleeping, or nursing. Animal mothers can be very aggressive when protecting their young. Never leave a young child or baby alone with an animal.

Types of Gauze Bandages

Assorted sizes of gauze pads and rolls are practical additions for your first aid kit.gauze image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.comGauze bandages are very versatile and practical for many medical and nonmedical purposes. They come in many different sizes and types. Most gauze bandages...

How to Assist in the Aftermath of a Hurricane

Many people are truly wonderful in emergencies, and afterward are eager to assist in any way they can. But when helping out in the aftermath of a hurricane, it is more important to use your head than your heart.

About Online CPR Recertification

An online CPR recertification is perfect for busy professionals whose initial CPR certification is about to expire. Instead of worrying whether there is a CPR training class meeting somewhere, signing up for the class and then spending a day at the venue going through all the motions you are so fami