Mouth To Mouth Resuscitation

Electric Shock
Electric Shock
Electric shock General Information DEFINITION--Injury caused by electricity passing through the body. BODY PARTS INVOLVED--Total body. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED--Both sexes; all ages. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS-- Depends on where the current enters the body and the kind of electrical current. Following are the most common: Burns at areas of contact. The burns are often deep. Heart damage, including cardiac arrest. Severe muscle spasms that may cause fractures. Breathing paralysis. CAUSES--Contact with ele
Lightning Phenomenon
Lightning Phenomenon
Lightning Phenomenon Lightning is a natural phenomenon that occurs more often than we think it does. That streaking flash, followed by a loud rumbling noise, that makes your knees buckle is very dangerous because of its unpredictable striking force. Being struck by lightning can be deadly, so the more precautions you take ahead of time, the safer you are. Lightning not only affects us, it also has a great impact on our man-made structures and of course, our natural surroundings. According to Pr
Is Legalization A Realistic Alternative To The War On Drugs?
Is Legalization A Realistic Alternative To The War On Drugs?
Is Legalization A Realistic Alternative To The War On Drugs? For years, the issue of legalization has been an increasingly controversial subject. Millions of dollars are spent annually in the War on Drugs causing many to wonder if this fight is cost-effective or if an alternative such as legalization would be more realistic than current efforts in drug prevention. Opponents state that with legalization would come an increase not only in availability, but also with everything associated with that
Ventilation
Ventilation
Ventilation Ventilation is the mechanical process whereby air is taken into and out of the lungs. Situations in which a patient might require venitlatory support range from apnea to patients experiencing depressed respiratory function. If the patient's rate of breathing decreases significantly it can lead to hypercarbia, hypoxia, a lowered pH level and a decrease in respiratory minute volume. This can result in cardiac or respiratory arrest if it isn't corrected. Expired air ventilation has been
Cpr
Cpr
Cpr I'm sure all of you have heard of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. I'm going to go over the steps of infant, child, and adult CPR. If you don't know how to perform CPR, I hope this will give you a good understanding of it and if you already know how to perform CPR, I hope this will be a good refresher. I will begin with infant CPR. This would be used on a child who is less than one year old. The first step is to determine if the infant is responsive. Shout and gently tap t