The soft tissue of the mouth contains a lot of blood vessels so even a small puncture wound or cut to the lips, mucosa, tongue or gums can result in a lot of bleeding, but generally bleeding in the mouth only lasts for a short time.
Knowing what to do in an emergency and utilizing Good first aid saves lives. It is a simple skill with a very large impact. Everyone should have at least a basic first aid knowledge and for those who may need a little help remembering grab these postersRead more
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