Today I was alerted to an important article on how many people are not able to recognise the signs of drowning. While movies portray people thrashing, screaming and calling for help, Dr Francesco A. Pia reports that in real life the signs of drowning are very different. Dr Pia reports on what he calls "The Instinctive Drowning Response": The Instinctive Drowning Response—so … [Read more...] about Can You Recognise The Signs Of Drowning?
Hey there Guys. With the untimely death of Glee star Cory Monteith I felt it was important to share some important information on what to do if you find someone unconscious or overdosed. An unconscious person is a great risk of rapid death. By following these simple steps you can help save a life. What To Do If You Find Someone Unconscious The key to helping someone … [Read more...] about What To Do If You Find Someone Unconscious
Today I wanted to share this great video of a Sydney bus driver who saved a woman's life because he knew how to do CPR. Watch in the video how he is totally calm. He walks up, assess what is wrong and starts CPR immediately. These simple, calm actions saved this woman's life. Do you know how to do CPR? I highly recommend getting trained. This one skill, combined … [Read more...] about Do You Know How To Do CPR?
Hey there Guys. Today a friend shared a facebook post that was recommending the use of egg whites for burns. As the story goes... A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors ignited and engulfed him He jumped from his truck, … [Read more...] about Using Egg Whites For Burns?
By far one of the most common reasons to attend the emergency department is for a sprained ankle. Today I wanted to share two tips that will help save you time waiting in the emergency department and get you back on your feet as fast as possible. Is the ankle broken or is it just a sprain? After a bad ankle twist the main reason people head to the emergency department is for … [Read more...] about Simple Tips To Manage A Sprained Ankle