Archive | July, 2013

Psychiatric Emergencies: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder or commonly abbreviated as PTSD is the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically stressful event that is considered outside the boundaries of normal human experience (e.g., sexual assault, war, motor vehicular accidents, terrorist attack, natural calamities/catastrophes). People suffering from PTSD  generally experience momentary episodes of anxiety and depression when reminded […]

Basic First Aid Training

Basic First Aid Training Is Important For Everyone Basic First Aid training is essential to everybody, and it must be taught from the early childhood stage, by doing so we shall prevent the condition from worsening, or danger of further injury and thus create awareness for every person on how to save a life.  Life-saving […]

Why Do Very Few People Do CPR?

Cardiac arrest happens without any warning signals, which is one reason why countless people die from it every day. Surviving cardiac arrest depends on early administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. Unfortunately, regular citizens only perform CPR about 15% to 30% of the time, contributing to the low survival rates of victims of cardiac arrest. […]

The Zing of a Jellyfish Sting

Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel was forced to abandon her attempt of being the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage when she was stung by a swarm of jellyfish. She described the pain as “explosions hitting my body” and was paralyzed from waist down by the pain of the […]

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