First Aid Treatment for Burns

First Aid Treatment for Burns

In the United States, over one million burn injuries need medical attention every year. A burn consists of tissue damage that results from contact with flames, electricity, sun exposure, and other radiation, corrosive chemicals, or very hot water, the occurrence known...
What to Do During a Power Outage

What to Do During a Power Outage

Power outages are a surprisingly common occurrence due to grid failures, old infrastructure, and extreme weather. My experience in emergency medicine has brought me face-to-face with many power outages and assisting individuals that are in the midst of one. Although...
At Home Care for an Asthma Attack

At Home Care for an Asthma Attack

In my experience working as a paramedic, I have occasionally come across asthma attacks. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to move air in and out of one’s lungs. This is because the airways in the lungs are inflamed or swollen, which can...