Archive | May, 2013

First Aid for Hernia Emergencies

A hernia is a protrusion of an organ beyond its normal anatomical confinements. Though hernias can occur rarely in other organs (e.g. brain) as well, most common site encountered is abdominal wall. Here, internal abdominal contents push their way out through a defect (neck of hernia) in abdominal wall muscle. Contents of hernia vary; most […]

First Aid Management of Diabetic Emergencies

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic medical condition that is commonly prevalent and increasing in incidence throughout the world. It is a clinical syndrome characterized by hyperglycemia (high blood sugar level) due to relative or absolute deficiency of insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas to regulate glucose metabolism in human body). This long standing metabolic […]

First Aid for Electrical Shock

Electricity is now extensively used anywhere in the world; at home, work, travel…etc to make the life easier for humans. But electricity like all the other forces can cause serious harm and even death if not properly handled. Electricity always tries to find a path of least resistance to flow on; unsafe equipments and non-adherence […]