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How to Prepare for a Hurricane in Northeast USA

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.

Hot Mineral Springs Thermal Benefits

Many people enjoy the therapeutic benefits of soaking in hot mineral 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...

How to Balance Patient Rights With Risk Management

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

How to Return Home After Surgery

Surgery of any kind is painful and in some way immobilizing. Planning ahead for when you return home after surgery will make your life easier and less stressful. Ask a friend or family member to assist you as soon as you have made the decision to have surgery.

Homemade Relief for Sunburn

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

Safety Eyewear Policy

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, thousands of people become blind each year due to occupational injuries to their eyes. Eye and face protection offers a preventative solution to keep the employees' eyes safe from harm.

Common Orthopedic Splints

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.

The Best After-Care for a New Tattoo

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,

Behavioral Intervention Techniques for a Crisis

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...

Where Can I Get a CPR & First Aid Instructor's License?

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.

Nursing Home Patient Rights in Florida

A nursing home patient has rights when it comes to the care and treatment he receives in a Florida skilled nursing facility. The state has clearly defined rights of nursing home patients.

Bleeding After Endometriosis Surgery

Endometriosis is impossible to diagnose without surgery, and it is often difficult to treat without going under the knife. Bleeding can occur after surgery and, although some bleeding is normal, some is more serious.

Neonatal and Surgical Instruments

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...

Occupational Hazards of Working With Contact Cement

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

How to Repack a Fire Hydrant

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 Poisoning

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

How to Use a SAM Splint

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