Signs of Anaphylaxis- a serious allergic reaction As allergic reactions are becoming more common in the U.S., it is important to understand the difference between a mild allergic reaction and anaphylaxis- a potentially deadly emergency! Allergies are often caused by our response to such things as bee stings, exposure to tree nuts, latex, shellfish or …Read More about "Signs of Anaphylaxis"
Can you recognize a heart attack? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women! Women often chalk up the symptoms to less life-threatening conditions like heartburn, the flu or normal aging. Health data compiled from more than 190 countries show heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death with 17.3 million deaths each year, …Read More about "Can you recognize a heart attack?"
Chain of Survival in Adults (American Heart Association) The term Chain of Survival provides a useful metaphor for performing effective CPR. The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are; • Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of 911 (Confirm unconsciousness and lack of breathing) • Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis …Read More about "Chain of Survival in Adults"
How do I relieve choking in an Adult? Choking can be a really scary and intimidating event for many of us, especially if it occurs to our family members. Please remember that choking is often relieved quickly with the use of abdominal thrusts. But before you jump in, a few things need to be confirmed …Read More about "How do I Relieve Choking in an Adult?"
Smoke Alarms: last line of defense We are closing in on the winter season and unfortunately with colder temperatures, the chances of fire occurring in our homes increases. Smoke alarms are our last line of defense because they can pick up the odor of burning materials when we are sleeping. Our noses fall asleep when we do, …Read More about "Smoke Alarms: Last Line of Defense"