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Carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is the gas that is both colorless and odorless. It is generated from anything that produces combustion fumes. All of us are exposed to minimal amount of carbon monoxide during the day. If excessive amounts are inhaled, it results to carbon monoxide poisoning. There are several devices that produce these fumes: Fireplaces Heaters […]

Emergencies Involving Hazardous Materials

One undesirable aspect of the modern world is that there are a lot of hazardous materials that surround us. As a trained first aider, you may respond in emergencies that involve hazardous materials. When responding in accidents that involve hazardous materials, you should remember one basic first aid principle: DO NOT attempt to rescue if […]

Nausea and Vomiting in Adults

                Every so often people confuse nausea and vomiting with each other. However, there is a significant difference between the two. Nausea is the uneasiness of the stomach which usually precedes vomiting. The forceful ejection of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, and sometimes through the nose, is called vomiting, or throwing up. […]

Managing Jellyfish stings

A jellyfish sting usually leads to the inflammation of the affected region of the skin due to the venom released from the jellyfish. Jellyfish have cysts containing venom in their tentacles. When a person’s skin comes into contact with the tentacles of the jellyfish, the cysts may inject venom into the person’s skin. The venom […]

Acetaminophen poisoning

If you suspect someone has acetaminophen (commonly found in Tylenol), poisoning call EMS immediately. The following material is for educational purposes only. To learn more about poisonings and drug overdoses enrol in St Mark James first aid training with a provider near you. What to do if you suspect acetaminophen poisoning? Call 911 and seek immediate medical attention […]