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Overview on casts and splints

Casts and splints are orthopedic devices that protect and provide support to fractured bones and joints. These devices also immobilize the affected limb to keep the bone in place until it completely heals. The casts are different from splints since they provide additional support and protection to an injured or broken limb. They are usually […]

Overview on carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that can result to abrupt illness and even death. The gas is produced once a fossil fuel is burned. Carbon monoxide is present in fumes generated by the burning of fuel in various vehicles, lanterns, stoves, gas ranges, fireplaces or furnaces. The gas can build up indoors and […]

How to perform infant CPR

When performing infant CPR, always bear in mind that infants are more fragile than children, thus proper care must be observed. Similar with young children, the bones of infants are more flexible than adults, but more delicate. Steps in delivering infant CPR Check if the child is unconsciousness Before performing infant CPR, shaking is not […]

What are the indications of decompression sickness?

Decompression sickness is a condition where the nitrogen dissolved in the tissues and blood by high pressure results to the formation of bubbles as the pressure drops. The air is comprised mostly of oxygen and nitrogen. Since air under high pressure is usually compressed, every breath at depth includes more molecules than a breath taken […]

What are the warning indications of headaches?

Headaches are considered common but usually subside without causing any further issues. Even cases of chronic headaches such as cluster and migraine headaches are not regarded as indications of severe, underlying issues. They might require treatment to improve the quality of life but will not put the life of the individual at risk. Nevertheless, there […]

What is biphasic anaphylaxis?

Biphasic anaphylaxis is described as the second phase of anaphylaxis. This reaction occurs without further exposure to the allergen. It is simply the part two of a severe reaction. It is important to note that anaphylaxis can occur in 2% of population. Approximately 20% of biphasic anaphylaxis occurs in these cases. Indications of anaphylaxis Always […]