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Emergency Kit for Schools

Emergency Kit for Schools

It's important for schools to have emergency kits, fire extinguishers, and emergency escape maps in the classroom. Schools must be prepared for disasters just in case they have to tackle a major incident like a fire or something small like cuts and scrapes on a child. Emergency kits attend to first-
Medical Advice for Liver Enzymes

Medical Advice for Liver Enzymes

The liver produces enzymes if the body is fighting off a particular disease or if there is a liver disorder. These liver enzymes are Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), Alanin aminotranferase (ALT) and Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT).Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been studied a
Signs & Levels of Heat Exhaustion

Signs & Levels of Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion occurs when the core body temperature becomes too high, due to high heat and humidity, overexertion or dehydration. Three levels of this heat related condition exist. The first is heat cramps, followed by heat exhaustion and then heat stroke, which can be fatal. Recognizing the sympt
Pressure Ulcers Colonized by MRSA as Bacteremia Reservoir

Pressure Ulcers Colonized by MRSA as Bacteremia Reservoir

Are your patients with pressure ulcers hosting a MRSA party - and inviting everyone?
Patient Teaching Topics

Patient Teaching Topics

Learning how to test blood sugar is important for a diabetic.Diabetic Tools image by painless from Fotolia.comThere are many instances where teaching a patient how to properly care for their conditions is warranted. In order to regain some of their health or learn how to cope with their...
The History of Band-Aids

The History of Band-Aids

Chances are, you have had a BAND-AID placed on a skinned knee or elbow sometime in your life. But who came up with the idea of a bandage that sticks to your skin, and not to your cut? Turns out, it was a man with an accident-prone wife.
Foreign Body, Vagina Treatment

Foreign Body, Vagina Treatment

WebMD provides first aid information in case an object becomes lodged in the vagina and cannot be easily removed.
How to Treat a Burn on the Fingers

How to Treat a Burn on the Fingers

A burn is always uncomfortable and often painful. This is especially true when the burn is on your hands or fingers, which are used frequently. For minor burns, taking these steps can soothe the pain and promote healing.
Simply Amazing: A Hospital Defies Destruction

Simply Amazing: A Hospital Defies Destruction

On May 20th, Oklahoma's Moore Medical Center was completely destroyed by a tornado -- but miraculously, no lives were lost.
How to Treat Stinging Nettles

How to Treat Stinging Nettles

Stinging nettle is a herbaceous plant that produces a poison to protect itself. When you accidentally brush up against this spiky-leaved plant, the tiny hairs on the underside of the leaves and the plant's stem break off and lodge into your skin where they release formic acid, a histamine that cause
How to Find Doctors Who Accept Medicare

How to Find Doctors Who Accept Medicare

Now that you've retired, your years of hard work have entitled you to coverage under the nation's Medicare program. When your physician agrees to accept Medicare, he accepts their allowed amount as full payment. You are not responsible for anything over the approved amount. Health insurance through
FOAM and the Era of Online Medical Education

FOAM and the Era of Online Medical Education

Learn about FOAM's continually expanding database of resources for medical education: podcasts, blogs, videos, modules, Facebook groups, and Twitter feeds.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Vs. Adjustable Gastric Banding

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Vs. Adjustable Gastric Banding

Is gastric bypass or gastric banding more beneficial for obese patients with fatty liver disease?
Treatment for Grease Burns on Your Hand

Treatment for Grease Burns on Your Hand

Grease burns are labeled as scalds because they are inflicted by hot liquids. The pain accompanied by a hot grease burn can range from mild to severe, but all types should receive aid.
Early Stages of Frostbite

Early Stages of Frostbite

Frostbite is a serious condition that may cause permanent damage to tissues, including the loss of fingers, toes or portions of the skin. It occurs when temperatures are low enough to cause the areas inside red blood cells to freeze, rupturing the cells and killing the tissue. Frostbite occurs in se
Reversal of a Temporary Transverse Loop Colostomy?

Reversal of a Temporary Transverse Loop Colostomy?

What is the best way to handle closure of a temporary transverse loop colostomy in a patient with incisional hernia?
What Is a Surgical Wound?

What Is a Surgical Wound?

Surgical wounds are normal parts of an operation and often do not take long to heal. Anesthetics make the wound painless, and pain killers can be prescribed afterward until the patient has recovered. State-of-the-art equipment allows surgeons to close the wound quickly.
Hospitalists Take Charge of Antibiotic Resistance

Hospitalists Take Charge of Antibiotic Resistance

Hospitalists are key figures in promoting antimicrobial stewardship. What steps can you take to ensure proper antibiotic use in your hospital?
IV Diuretics in Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure

IV Diuretics in Acutely Decompensated Heart Failure

How do these strategies of IV diuretic administration for ADHF compare?
Bunionectomy Complication

Bunionectomy Complication

Also known as a first metatarsal osteotomy, a procedure to remove a bunion is designed to eliminate the pain and discomfort when walking that can occur with a bunion. During the procedure, a bone is cut and repositioned, sometimes held in place with a pin or other device designed to promote stabilit