Factors That Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Factors That Increase  the Risk of Heart Attack

Heart attack also known as myocardial infarction is a critical health condition that results from the blockage of the heart’s coronary arteries. The blockage of blood vessels can occur in any part of the body. It, however, becomes critical if it affects a major body organ. The blockage can be due to blood clots and other deposits that such as cholesterol/plague.

Such a blockage limits the flow of blood to the heart muscles resulting in death of tissues. There are three types of heart attack: non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and coronary spasm, or unstable angina. STEMI and NSTEMI are major heart attacks.

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First Aid Tips to Treat Eyes Injuries

First Aid Tips to Treat Eyes Injuries

The eye is a special body organ made up of different components that work together to provide vision. The eye has a outer layer called the white layer or sclera. The white layer is relatively tough for protection. The sclera is covered by another thin transparent membrane known as conjunctiva. The membrane also covers the moist part of the eye lids and eyeball.

The cornea is the clear layer covering the pupil and iris, and it allows light into the eye. The cornea also protects the eye while at the same time focusing light at the back of the eye (retina). The pupil is the black spot in the middle of the eye through which light travels into the eye. The iris surrounds the pupil and it controls the amount of light that goes through the eye. It does so by adjusting the size of the eye. In bright environment, the pupil iris contracts/constricts to limit the light entering the eye. In dark environment the iris will expand to allow more light into the pupil. These functions are performed by the dilator and sphincter muscle of the eye.

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Asthma Attack and Role of First Aid Training

Asthma attack also known as bronchial asthma is a condition where the individual’s airway gets inflamed and narrows down affecting breathing. The airway produces extra mucus that inhibit the flow of air in and out of the lungs. Asthma attack causes muscles around the throat to tighten a condition called bronchospasm. Some cases of asthma attack are minor while others are life-threatening.

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What Every Professional Needs to Know About First Aid in Our Daily Life?

First aid is the earliest and immediate care provided to victims suffering from minor injuries or major health issues. First aid procedures make use of locally available items to save life, control pain and suffering, and prevent further details damage. There are different types of first aid for addressing different types of injuries. Everyone should acquire skills in different types of first aid as you never know when you might need to use them.

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Why Every Babysitter Should be CPR/First Aid Certified?

Many childcare providers, nannies, and babysitters don’t have any first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) qualifications. Children are at a high risk of accidents, some of which could be life-threatening. Everyone needs some basic first aid and CPR training, babysitters should be in the front line in getting the right medical emergency training to take care of children.

As a parent, your children are a big part of life as they give you a reason to live and face life challenges. They hold your hope for the future, and you’d not want anything bad to happen to them. It’s the wish of all parents to take care of their children on their own, but this can’t be possible, especially for a working parent or a parent that has lots of business engagements. If you are too busy to take care of your children, your only option would be to hire a babysitter.

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Precautions Healthcare Workers Should Take While Giving CPR to a COVID-19 Patient

COVID-19 outbreak has changed the norm in most aspects of human life. The coronavirus which started with just a few cases has now affected millions leaving over one million others dead. Researchers and health practitioners across the world have since the outbreak embarked on research on how to stop the spread of the virus.

Cases of the virus are still on the rise and anyone could be infected. Owing to the nature of their we work, healthcare workers are at a higher risk of infection. Statistics by the world health organization (WHO) show that about 12% of the total COVID-19 infections are healthcare workers. It becomes critical for these persons to take utmost precautions to avoid possible exposure to the virus. Relaxation of these measures could be a loss to the fight against the virus that has brought the world to a stand-still.

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Why Online CPR Classes Is the Best Option During the COVID-19 Crises?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation  (CPR) is one of the most useful life savings skills. This critical skill uses simple techniques to save cardiac arrest victims, and is easy to learn and perform. In cases of cardiac arrest, the victim loses consciousness, the heart is not beating and experiences difficult breathing. In other cases, the victims are not breathing completely. To save the victim, there is need to maintain circulation of blood and provide oxygen to the vital organs. The body cannot function without oxygen as cells can die, leading to permanent organ damage or death.

CPR works by providing an artificial heart beat to maintain circulation of blood in cardiac arrest victims. The procedure involves chest compressions, and the quality of CPR provided determines the ability to maintain blood circulation. There are certified institutions offering CPR classes for interested persons. AHA accredited centers are always the best choice. Many people find online CPR classes as the best option.

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How to Give CPR to a Baby?

CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an essential skill for parents. CPR is given to save lives by restoring regular breathing and blood flow. When a person stops breathing, and CPR is not performed immediately, they can die within minutes. CPR can only be performed by the people closest to the victim when the incident occurs.

Cases of drowning, choking, suffocation, and other injuries can result in breathing difficulties. With insufficient oxygen supply, the child is at risk of suffering permanent brain damage and death. The CPR process entails checking compressions and rescue breathing. Chest compressions maintain blood circulation while rescue breathing keeps blood flowing into the lungs.

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