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Treating Wounds With Salt Water

Why Salt Water?Salt water has long been considered a natural antiseptic and helps clean and sterilize open wounds. Although the famous expression "putting salt in the wound" has a negative connotation because salt tends to sting when placed in an open sore or cut, salt is beneficial in...

How to Give a Drowning Infant or Toddler CPR

CPR for infants and toddlers is similar to CPR for adults, but there are minor differences due to the size of the chest cavity and breathing rates. Infant CPR is for children ages 0 to 1 year. Child CPR is for children ages 1 to 8 years. For children over 8 years old, you can use adult CPR technique

How to Buy Proactiv Cleanser Only

The Proactiv System is the No. 1-selling acne system in the world. The system is a three-step process which includes a cleanser, toner and lotion. Sometimes one product will run out before another. Unfortunately, Proactiv sells the products as a set only. Thankfully, you can purchase Proactiv Clean

Blood Concentrations and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Adapted from Gilman AG (2002). Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 10th ed., p. 1881. New York: McGraw - Hill. Numbers indicate the portion of blood saturated with carboxyhemoglobin (hemoglobin that has bonded with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen). ...

Heat Exhaustion Remedies

Heat exhaustion takes place when the body gets too hot and overheats. The part of the brain that controls hunger and thirst also regulates body temperature. This is called the hypothalamus. Sweating is typically the body's effort to cool itself. However, during extended periods of heat exposure,

ACLS & BCLS Certifications

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) training is in place to prepare healthcare providers to know what to do to help patients in emergencies. In addition, PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) specifically trains health workers how to treat children...

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Emergencies take many forms and can happen at any time. They happen unexpectedly or at least with very short notice such as with the case of tornado or tsunami warnings. Making an emergency preparedness checklist can help you and your family organize emergency supplies for your home and vehicles, in

How to Treat Friction Burn

When the skin rubs against something, a friction burn results. Some people have burns from skin rubbing against skin or clothing, but others experience painful "carpet burns" or "court burns" from bare skin skidding across a surface. Although painful, these often do not pose a danger to the patient

How to Add Anti-Glare to Glasses

Anti-glare is a feature added to glasses to help reduce the glare from television screens, computer monitors or through reflections on car windshields during while driving. Glare can disturb television viewing pleasure and cause headaches and a burning sensation in the eyes if experienced for prolon

Urgent Care Regulations in New Jersey

New Jersey minimally regulates its urgent care facilities.couloir d'hopital2 image by victor cossy from Fotolia.comNew Jersey law defines and refers to urgent care as "ambulatory care." The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DOHSS) regulates ambulatory care facilities in...

How to Treat a Minor Nosebleed

Nosebleeds are never fun, but rarely are they signs of something more serious. When a nosebleed occurs, it is a result of nasal membranes becoming irritated by a cold or chilly, dry air. The tiny capillaries inside the nose can then rupture due to a simple blowing of the nose. When this occurs, you