Author Archives: Ibrar

COSTOCHONDRAL SEPARATION

COSTOCHONDRAL SEPARATION

A costochondral separation is a condition that arises when ribs that are connected to the sternum by costochondral cartilage breaks as a result of certain stresses somewhat like a joint dislocation causing different injuries to the costochondral. The cartilage that attaches ribs to the breastbone can tear to some extent causing pain and tenderness at the site of separation. This ...

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Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is actually a vague feeling discomfort in the upper abdomen or chest that usually occurs during or right after eating. At times, it is defined as a heat, burning or painful feeling in the region between the lower part of the sternum (breastbone) and the navel (bellybutton). At other times, it is described as a feeling of uncomfortable fullness ...

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Eyelid Stye

Eyelid Stye

A stye also called hordeolum is a bacterial contamination that occurs on the eyelids. It is characterized by the growth of an inflamed lesion on the eyelid. The location of the lesion is generally at the eyelid margin and it can be in the outer or inner skin of the eyelid. A chronic form of stye called chalazion has a ...

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Chondromalacia Patella: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms and First Aid Treatment

Chondromalacia Patella

Chondromalacia patella is one the most common causes of chronic knee pain. Damage to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap is called chondromalacia patella. Kneecap and patella can be used interchangeably. The kneecap is the found between the quadriceps tendon, the large tendon from the quadriceps (thigh muscles) that wraps around the patella and inserts into the tibia ...

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Septic shock

Management of septic shock

Septic shock is the most common type of circulatory shock which is caused by widespread infection. Despite the increase sophistication of antibiotic therapy, the incidence of septic shock has continued to increase due to several predisposing factors that increases the risks of patients acquiring septic shock. Hospital acquired infections (infections occurring in the hospital setting), in critically ill patients that may ...

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Red Cross Programs – A Short Cut to Becoming a Nurse

Red Cross Program

Taking up a nursing career seems to be a lucrative career. The pay is good, the working hours are flexible and the job is fulfilling. A fast and less tedious way to become a nurse could be taking a workplace approved program for Nursing Assistants. This way you can really know if this is career for you before going further ...

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Things to Know About Eye Injuries

Eye Injury

The eyes are a very important sensory organ. Without vision, life can be really difficult. Knowing how to provide first aid for eye injuries can help prevent possible visual impairment. Since the eye is a very delicate and exposed organ, it is important to be always on the lookout to prevent blinding eye injuries. Eye injury ranks second in the ...

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First Aid Training in the Workplace

Training in the Workplace

You cannot predict when an accident or emergency can happen. But one thing you can do to ensure your safety: take a basic first aid training course. Accidents are unfortunate events that can happen any time and at any place. Simply put, no one ever wants it to happen. While you can prepare for such incidents, you can’t predict when ...

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LICHEN SCLEROSUS

AED trainer bag

Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that is normally thinner than unaffected skin and any part of your body is susceptible to it. Lichen sclerosus may affect the skin on any body part, but most often involves the skin of the vulva, foreskin or the skin around the anus. Anyone is at a risk of ...

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Different Types of CPR Classes

CPR and First Aid Training Room

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is an emergency procedure that consists of a number of steps like mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions. According to studies conducted by the American Heart Association, CPR can significantly increase the survival chances of a cardiac arrest victim. There are several types of workplace approved courses that are offered to people who want to learn CPR. ...

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