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How to Remove a Tick

Ticks are an annoying and dangerous fact of outdoor activities. As we travel out of doors and into the woods and grass, we run the risk of a tick bites. It is important that everyone educate themselves on the best way to remove a tick. Ticks that are very small …

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Where to get the best first Aid Training

Guide to The Best in First Aid Training The American Red Cross offers First Aid Training for various environments: * Community * Workplace * Professional Rescuers They offer basic first aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator(AED)Courses. Additional training in bloodborne pathogens, oxygen administration and injury prevention are also available. They …

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What to do if you Suspect you have Broken Ribs

Ribs are the thin elongated bones which make up the so called ‘rib cage’ that encloses all the vital structures within the chest cavity. These structures include the heart, lungs, great vessels, air passages as well as the esophagus. Ribs therefore provide vital support and protection to these structures and …

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Scorpions Spider Snake Sting Bite first Aid

Scorpions, Spiders & Snakes Oh My! Section 1 – Scorpions: Little critters with big stings Scorpions occur naturally in south, west and northern parts of Africa; north, central and south America; India and the Caribbean. Here in north America the “unpleasant ones” are typically found in Arizona (such as pictured …

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What to do about Dehydration

Dehydration can strike anyone and at surprising times. Contrary to what most people believe dehydration does not just occur from the sun and from overheating. The causes of dehydration can include: 1. Diarrhea or vomiting If either of these come on intensely and suddenly the person can lose a lot …

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Are your first Aid and Cpr Certifications Current

If someone were to be injured or suddenly become sick, would you know what to do? Certainly most people know to call 911 or the local emergency number, but can you do more? While most first aid is “common sense” help, there are many treatments that have changed through the …

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Scorpion Bites Effects and Treatment

Have you ever been stung by a scorpion? If your answer is yes, then you know what a painful experience it can be. But what should you do if you’re stung by a scorpion? First of all, how likely are you to be stung by a scorpion? It depends on …

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How to tell a Wound is serious enough to Seek Medical Attention

Wounds are a common occurrence in the everyday life and in most instances; we can manage these wounds at home without any compromise as well as complications. But, at times, such home treatment might not be adequate to hold the progression towards complications which can rarely become life threatening as …

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How to Obtain first Aid Certification

Obtaining quality First Aid Certification is a simple as researching the Internet. A quick click of the mouse and you have a list of possible training opportunities. A word to the wise, may be necessary though. Be certain that you are dealing with a reputable First Aid training school. Do …

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Why Cpr Protocols Change over Time

CPR, which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has saved many lives. Current protocol suggests that CPR should be performed on any unconscious, non-breathing person in order to circulate oxygen around the body. This prevents brain damage until that person can (hopefully) be revived through the use of a defibrillator or other means. …

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