First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
Cravat bandages are used in emergency medical situations. These triangular gauze wraps help to stabilize fractures and bone injuries, apply pressure to bleeding wounds and act as dressings for burns and lacerations. Because there are many uses for a cravat, there is no single way to fold one; there
Facing any type of disease can be a scary situation, especially if you don't know much about the disease. Bladder cancer occurs when cancer cells form on the tissues of the bladder. There are two main types of bladder cancer: superficial bladder cancer and invasive bladder cancer. Although the rate
Teaching lifesaving skills is an important job. Certified instructors all over the world ensure that students will know how to respond in the event of an emergency. The American Red Cross alone "teaches valuable lifesaving skills to nearly 12 million people, approximately 1 in 23 Americans" as noted
Effective fire prevention techniques reduce the possibility of a fire emergency while eliminating fire hazards. In many workplace environments, the use of a standard fire rating aids in identifying hazards while generating prevention strategies. Millwork shops and lumber-related facilities present a
Splinting a finger is good for anything from a sprain to a break. The important thing is to keep the finger from moving, so getting a splint on it as soon as the injury happens will speed the healing process. The splint will also help keep stress off the finger so no more damage can be done to that
An emergency scene with injured people is not the place for democracy or consensus-based decision making. Decisive leadership can mean the difference between life and death.
Most surgically repaired patients will have a successful outcome by standard clinical parameters, but is their QOL impaired?
Most people are aware of the more traditional treadmill stress test, which is used to assess the condition of the heart muscle. Its purpose is to determine how well the heart will react under various levels of physical stress from standard walking to fast-paced uphill climbs. While the test is still
Diabetes is one of the most common conditions hospitalists face, but patients with other endocrine disorders also pose a challenge. Here are 9 tips to help you care for these patients.
Dehydration in children can happen for various reasons. Children can experience a loss of body fluid, which leads to the reduced ability for their body and organs to function, due to vomiting, diarrhea, illness and simply not drinking enough water. Recognizing dehydration in the early...
Should hospitalists be held responsible for discharged patients? When do you cut the cord?
Patient management tools help health care providers track patient information.patient image by JASON WINTER from Fotolia.comSome patient management tools track patient progress. Others are used to look up symptoms and treatments of common diseases, while others can track how well a...
Commentary on a study on the use of a cooling spray to reduce pain during intravenous cannulation, published February 2009 in the British Medical Journal.
Bandages are available in different fabrics and shapes. The elasticized bandage -- sometimes referred to as an Ace bandage, compression bandage or crepe bandage -- is one of the most commonly used and simplest to apply. Usually purchased as a rolled-up length of stretchy fabric, elasticized bandages