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Managing Medical Emergencies

Recognize a Stroke and Give First Aid

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

A stroke, or brain attack, occurs when the blood supply to a portion of the brain is suddenly interrupted. This most commonly occurs when a clot blocks a blood vessel.

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Recognize and Give First Aid for Diabetic Emergencies

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot effectively use sugar for energy. A diabetic emergency can occur when the amount of sugar in the blood becomes very high or very low.

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Control of Bleeding

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

Blood vessels are present throughout the body. Bleeding occurs when tissues are damaged.

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First Aid Measures for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

First Aid Measures for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

Sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, can occur without warning to anyone, at any time. It is one of the leading causes of death among adults in industrialized countries.

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More than 90% of deaths from choking occur in children younger than 5 years old; 65% of them are infants! (AHA)