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Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)

Low blood pressure, medically known as hypotension, occurs when a person’s blood pressure is lower than 90/60. The normal blood pressure for an average, healthy person is lower than 120mmHg/ 80mmHg. The top (higher) number represents the systolic blood pressure, whereas the bottom (lower) number signifies the diastolic blood pressure. In general, blood pressure pertains […]

Who provides help in the emergency department?

When you visit an emergency department, you may come across many people and get confused who should provide the help you need. Generally, emergency physicians are the one with responsibility of offering the services you need in such settings. Other professionals may only be there to offer indirect assistance. The professionals undertake emergency medicine which […]

First Aid Tips That You Can Use To Protect Yourself From Hypertension

Statistics show that one out of every four Americans suffers from hypertension, and out of this group, just about 50% have control over their conditions. Grim statistics go ahead to show that deaths related to heart attacks in America are as high as 400,000 annually. Many individuals are aware of the fact that hypertension increases […]

Temperature Control As A First Aid Technique

There are many techniques that trainees learn during first aid training, and one of those that must not be missed is the use of temperature control when administering first aid during emergencies. Why the control of temperature is important as far as first aid is concerned? The reason for this is that in traumatic conditions, […]

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. […]