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Burns are injuries which are predominantly to the skin and superficial tissues (adipose). Burns can be caused by several external factors such as the sun, fire, hot materials and even extremely cold materials. In extreme cases, burns can even affect the bones through high voltage electrical injury. Assessment: The severity of the burn is assessed […]

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What is a ‘Brain Attack’?

Strokes and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) are caused by a rupture of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke) or thromboembolism (ischemic stroke) in the Circle of Willis (blood supply for the brain). This occlusion or rupture ultimately leads to a lack of blood and subsequently reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the tissue distally to the […]

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The Top 5 First AID Myths

First Aid is a subject which everyone should have at least some idea about. After all, someone close to you, could be the next person to require help in an emergency situation. Here is a list of five common fallacies in First Aid treatment: 1. “If someone is having a seizure I should put something […]

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