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How to Manage Diving Ear Pain

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Diving ear pain, also known as barotitis media occurs due to the increase in pressure in the middle ear. The middle ear is located opposite to the eardrum and is a small cavity in the skull. The rise in pressure in the middle ear occurs due to an obstruction in the Eustachian tube, which is a tunnel that connects the ... Read More »

Treating A Person With Flail Chest

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Flail chest is a result of a forceful blow or injury to chest area, causing serious breach in the integrity of the ribcage. It may involve one or multiple broken ribs. Upon visual inspection, you might see a segment of the ribcage flailing back and forth in opposite direction of the rest of the chest wall. Flail chest is a ... Read More »

First Aid for Cold sores

cold sores

Also known as herpes simplex, cold sores are viral infections affecting the lips, mouth and the nose. The infection may cause pain and fluid filled blisters. The infection affects the skin and the nervous system as well. The infection is caused by the virus, herpes simplex 1 and it often does not lead to any potentially life-threatening or severe effects. ... Read More »

How to Reduce the Risk of Infection

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While providing a casualty with first aid, consider safety first and make sure it is safe for you to perform first aid. Additionally, you must also make sure that the casualty is not harmed any further as well, as some injuries make victims more susceptible to infection. While making sure you are safe from infection, you must also ensure that ... Read More »

Hello Standard First Aid World!

We are proud to offer students and potential customers a direction and information on registering in standard first aid training. This is an amazing course offered to Canadians through a number of first aid providers. The following providers offer this program St Mark James Training The Lifesaving Society The Heart and Stroke Foundation St. Johns Ambulance This is one of ... Read More »

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