A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a knock to the head, often seen in some contact sports, motor vehicle accidents and fights; but concussions may also be caused by something as simple as a fall, or hitting your head in the playground.Read more
Remove the chemical by removing the affected clothing
Remove all jewelry as liquids can be trapped under rings and watches (Do not remove anything that is embedded in the burn)Read more
Some fractures are very obvious, especially those involving deformity, but other are very difficult to diagnose without an ex-ray.
In some of the smaller breaks it can be very difficult to distinguishRead more
Bandaging is a very simple first aid technique which can be life saving when done correctly, but it is a common mistake to bandage too tightly affecting the blood circulation to the injured area.
First Aid has been around as long as humans have been at war. From ancient hieroglyphics we know that the Egyptians not only used bandages in the mummification process but used them to dress battle wounds also.Read more
Battery ingestion is becoming a real danger. As technology increases all of our gadgets are becoming smaller and more powerful. Batteries are no exception. Batteries are small, coin or pill shaped, and may contain very dangerous heavy metalsRead more
Causes: Food or water contaminated by bacteria or parasites, viruses and medication side effects. Young children may get gastroenteritis when introduced to new foods. Breast fed children may react to a change in the mother’s diet.Read more