First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
The northeastern USA has been spared year after year from a major hurricane, but some hurricanes have made landfall here in the past, and the northeast could be due for more. Complacency can set in; and if one of these storms should make it to the northeast, many could be unprepared.
Many people enjoy the therapeutic benefits of soaking in hot mineral springs.hot spring image by Deborah Benbrook from Fotolia.comSoaking in a hot mineral spring is a form of hydrothermal therapy, used to improve health and treat disease and injury since ancient times. The website...
Balancing patient rights with risk management needs is one of the most challenging facets of health care today. Practitioners must ensure that all of the patient's rights are preserved, while ensuring that this patient and all of the patients and workers in the facility are not exposed to any undue
If a proper sunscreen is not used when spending time in direct sunlight, you can expect to get a sunburn. Depending on the length of time the skin is exposed, it can be quite painful. To relieve the itch and swelling of the burn, over-the-counter medications such as aspirin and acetaminophen (two ev
Orthopedic splints are used to immobilize limbs which have suffered a strain, sprain or minor fracture to allow time for healing without further stress to ligaments, tendons and muscles. Different types of splints are used on different areas of the body and for different types of injuries.
Tattoo artist John Reardon writes in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting a Tattoo," that "how you care for the tattoo will affect how the tattoo looks for the rest of your life." The first few days are crucial in preserving your tattoo, and for preventing infection. If you take basic precautions,
Crisis intervention techniques are methods employed by mental health professionals to help deal with trauma, intense stress and change. There is no one crisis intervention technique that helps all. However, there are many types of behavioral techniques that can be used. These techniques...
First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, can prevent injury and death during disasters and everyday medical emergencies. Teaching these techniques multiplies their success, thus increasing the likelihood that a life can be saved.
This study compares the treatment and outcomes of appendicitis patients in both public and private hospitals. How do they differ?
Surgeons use a range of tools in the operating theater.Ready for surgery image by DGGallery from Fotolia.comNeonatal nurses and healthcare staff tend to the health of babies shortly after birth. They use a range of instruments to ensure that infants reach and maintain healthy body...
Contact cement is used as a synthetic rubber adhesive. According to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), it contains the ingredients of solvent naphitha, acetone, toluene, synthetic rubber, various resins and hexane. With this combination of ingredients, contact cement meets the OSHA Regulatory St
Fire hydrants are a familiar and simple looking piece of crucial equipment. When it comes to saving lives or property with water, the hydrant is the key to success. A fire hydrant must be maintained and kept in good working order to be ready when needed. The work of repacking a fire hydrant keeps th
Chlorine bleach is useful for disinfecting bath tubs, shower tile, counter tops and even floors. Bleach is also used to remove stains and to keep your white clothing bright no matter how many times it's been put through the wash. Bleach, however, can be incredibly harmful if used improperly or place
SAM splints are a specialized brand of splints used in hospitals and by emergency services for treating fractures and other injuries. Lightweight and pliable, SAM splints can be used for both long and short bone splinting, for finger and toe fractures, as well as for cervical spine support. Learning
Commentary on a study published January 16 2007 in Canadian Medical Association Journal