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Aspirin poisoning

Aspirin is basically the trade name for acetylsalicylic acid which is a commonly used pain reliever. The history of this drug can be traced back in the 15th century BC, where it was used by Hippocrates to treat pain and fever. Aspiring poisoning can occur if the exceeded the recommended dose. Causes of aspirin poisoning […]

Joint Dislocation

A joint dislocation is a condition in which the articular surface of the bones forming the joint is no longer anatomically in contact. The bones are literally out of its intended socket. A “subluxation” is a partial dislocation of the articulating surface and a more serious dislocation injury, traumatic dislocations are orthopedic emergencies because the […]

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Severe acute respiratory syndrome is caused by a virus, officially named SARS-Cov. Its incubation period is 2 to 10 days. People at high risk of acquiring this virus include health care workers who have had unprotected exposure to the virus through unsuspecting patients with SARS. The Severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in 2003 was not […]

Principles on the Use of Splints

Bone injuries, such as fractures and dislocation, require immediate first aid treatment. Many accidents often lead to broken bones, so it is important that first aiders know how to manage these first aid situation. One of the primary goals in the management of fracture is the reduction of swelling. To achieve this goal, the PRICE […]

How to Appease Burn Degrees

Known as the largest organ in the body, the skin is the body’s outer covering in humans. Its multiple layers safeguard the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs from the external environment. It is the protective barrier whose primary role is to defend the body against pathogens and prevent excessive loss of water. Its […]

MEASLES Causes and Symptoms

Measles is a viral disease that is very contagious and it spreads through the respiratory tract either directly or through aerosol transmission. Ninety percent of people who don’t have immunity to the virus causing measles have the possibility of catching it if living with an infected person. It usually begins with a fever for how […]

Dizziness: Types, Causes, Symptoms, When to Call a Doctor & Treatment

Dizziness refers to spatial perception and stability impairment. Dizziness can pertain to a wide variety of symptoms, thus it can refer to any one of its four types, which will be further discussed later. And because dizziness can pertain to many things, causes can also vary greatly from person to person. Almost everyone has experienced […]

Psychiatric Emergencies: Overactive Patients

Overactive patients are classified as belonging to psychiatric emergencies which are considered a serious disturbance of behavior, thought and personal affect that makes susceptible individuals unable to effectively cope with life situations and interpersonal relationships. Overactive patients are an important concern of the ED personnel and is further determined whether the individual is at risk […]