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...
First Aid for Poison Exposure

First Aid for Poison Exposure

Poisonous substances are frequently used for cleaning, manufacturing, decoration, medication and more, but they can be quite dangerous when a person uses them in the wrong manner. If someone has come into contact with poison, follow this treatment guide to ensure they...
Treating an Open Wound

Treating an Open Wound

Accidental cuts when chopping food, the skinned knees of youth and other everyday mishaps are common. As such, most people find themselves treating an open wound at some point in time. Knowing how to do so correctly ensures the ability to take the right action quickly...
What it Means to be a First Responder

What it Means to be a First Responder

The phrase “first responder” may mean different things to different people. However, the term was created to describe EMS or emergency medical services. EMS workers in the field cope with high-stress situations that are often emotionally and physically demanding. They...