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Heat and Cold Emergencies

HEAT EMERGENCIES Heat related emergencies are progressive conditions caused by overexposure to heat. Most incidents can be reversed but if left untreated, can escalate to a life-threatening condition. Heat emergencies are placed into 3 progressive categories: Heat cramps are muscle spasms that result from loss of large amount of salt and water through exercise. Heat […]

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The Steps of CPR for Infants

The steps of CPR for infants Make sure the scene is safe. Tap the victim firmly and shout loudly. If no response or no normal response, yell for help. If help comes, send them to call 911 If no help comes pick the infant up and take them to the phone While on the phone […]

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The Steps of Child CPR!

The Steps of Child CPR i. Make sure the scene is safe. ii. Tap the victim firmly and shout loudly. iii. If no response or no normal response, yell for help. a. If help comes, send them to call 911 b. If no help comes stay with the child and scan for signs of breathing. […]

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Adult CPR Steps

Steps of Adult CPR This is the basic steps of CPR for and Adult. Follow these steps to help save a life. i. Make sure the scene is safe. If it is not safe, leave the scene and call 911. ii. Tap the victim firmly and shout loudly looking for a response. iii. If no […]

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Internal Bleeding

Internal Bleeding Blood is meant to be circulated by the heart through blood vessels to supply the body’s organs with oxygen and nutrients. These blood vessels include arteries, veins, and capillaries. When the integrity of the blood vessel wall is damaged, there is a clotting mechanism in place to repair the damage and minimize the […]

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Chain of Survival

Chain of Survival The term Chain of Survival provides a useful metaphor for the elements of the ECC (Emergency Cardiac Care) systems concept. The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are: Early Access Ideally, someone must recognize an impending cardiac arrest or otherwise witness the cardiac arrest and activate the EMS System as […]

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How to control bleeding!!!

Bleeding First aid is appropriate for external bleeding. If bleeding is severe, or if you think there is internal bleeding or the person is in shock, get emergency help. 1. Calm and reassure the person. The sight of blood can be very frightening. 2. If the wound affects just the top layers of skin (superficial), wash […]

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How to treat a poisonous Spider bite!

How to treat a poisonous Spider bite! In yesterdays post we discused the 3 different types of poisonous Spiders. Today we will look at the basic care of a poisonous spider bite. If you do get bit by a poisonous spider the first thing to do is stay calm. Most bites are not immediately life-threatening. […]

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Poisonous Spiders

Spider Bites In the US there are 3 main spiders that are considered “Dangerous”. These 3 spiders are the Black Widow, Brown Recluse and the Brown Widow. Here is some information on all of them. Brown Recluse At least five species of recluse spiders are found in the United States. The brown recluse spider (Loxosceles […]

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