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How to Fold a Cravat Bandage

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

Bladder Cancer Questions for a Doctor

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

CPR First Aid Instructor Training

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

How to Make a Millwork Shop Fire Rated

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

How to Treat Impacted Stools

Fecal impaction is a serious complication of constipation in which the stool hardens and can no longer be eliminated with normal bowel movements. Surgery may be required if aggressive measures are not taken to try and eliminate the stool.

How to Deal with a Delinquent Hospital Bill

Hospital bills are often very expensive and at times can be difficult to pay. If you're unsure how to proceed in dealing with a hospital regarding a medical bill, you're in luck. Below, you'll learn how to do just that.

How to Make Your Own Finger Splints

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

Design of the PRINCESS Trial

This study protocol describes the early initiation of therapeutic hypothermia with trans nasal evaporative cooling during CPR for cardiac arrest.

How to Handle a Chemical Stress Test

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

Signs & Symptoms of Dehydration in a Child

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...

Patient Management Tools

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...

How to Wrap a Bandage

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