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How to do the Firemans Lift

Emergencies arise everyday, and fallen victims often need to be rescued out of harm’s way. Firemen are trained to perform the fireman’s lift with easy and accuracy, but the average person might not recognize the skill and technique involved. Emergencies are never predictable, and the need to perform a fireman’s …

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Tips on Taking Local first Aid Classes

If you are not working for an employer or agency that offers first aid courses as a perk or requirement, there are other options to investigate for getting your first aid certification. The only true training is one that provides you with a certificate of completion. The Red Cross issues …

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First Aid for a Choking Child

Choking occurs quite frequently when food or even water happens to slip in the “wrong passage” as it’s commonly said. What happens is that the flap of cartilage known as the epiglottis which normally moves downwards when we swallow to keep food from going into the trachea or windpipe fails …

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How to Stock your Medicine Cabinet

Every home, especially a home with young children, should have a well stocked medicine cabinet. Where the cabinet is positioned is almost as important as what is inside. To have this cabinet in the bathroom, over the sink, is the worst place for such a cabinet to be as humidity …

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Beware of Choking

Choking. We all end up in this situation at one point in our life or another. When a foreign object becomes lodged in your airway, you lose oxygen to the brain, which can cause the following symptoms: 1. Faintness 2. Pain 3. Panick 4. Shock 5. Anxiety 6. Loss of …

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Spider Bite

I’ve had extensive training as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic. I have been trained to deal with and treat medical emergencies before the patient or victim is seen by a doctor. Emergengies can be major or minor. Some emergengies may consist of something very minor such as an insect bite. …

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Treating a Sprained Wrist

When a wrist is sprained, it is commonly cause by a fall from any sport activity, especially Olympic sports. An actual wrist sprain means that the ligaments inside of the wrist have been injured. Any injury to a ligament involves a tearing of tissues. When someone has sprained their wrist, …

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