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What Is Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS)?

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome is a life-threatening condition where two or more organ systems are reversibly damaged. Multiple organ...

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How to Perform Rescue Breathing

Rescue breathing, previously known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, is an integral part of CPR but can also be used on its own if there is a...

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How to Help a Choking Infant

Learn about the most important steps to take when you discover an infant that is choking on something. Babies under 1 year old can choke when an...

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How to Do CPR on a Child

There is no substitute for proper CPR training for adults. However, you may need to do CPR on a child if there is an emergency. There is no...

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What's the Best CPR Mask for Giving Mouth-to-Mouth?

What's the best type of barrier device a lay rescuer should use when doing mouth-to-mouth, a flat plastic barrier or a mask? How about nothing at...

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Should You Perform CPR on Some Who Is Gasping or Unconscious?

Bystanders may hesitate to start CPR if an unconsious person is gasping for air. What should you do? When someone is unconscious/unresponsive and not...

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How to Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Rescuer Safety

Learn why personal protective equipment (PPE) is used by every healthcare provider to decrease the potential for injury and infection. Personal...

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Tsunami Preparation Tips

Because a tsunami can strike without warning, you have to be prepared all the time. Get tips on what to do before a tsunami hits. A tsunami is a...

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Teaching Children CPR

Many middle schools teach kids CPR, but a couple of studies suggest they may not have the strength to properly compress the chest until high school....

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First Aid Skills That Can Really Save a Life

Saving lives is a mindset. With the exception of using an EpiPen, nothing on this list requires special tools. Discover the most helpful first-aid...

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9 First Aid Tips You'll Actually Use

The best first aid tips are the skills we do for mundane injuries. Follow recommendations so you are always prepared for these nine minor ones. First...

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How to Recognize a Medical Emergency

Learn about the specific signs to look for so you know how to recognize a medical emergency and get the right help. Figuring out if medical symptoms...

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'Hands-Only' CPR for Cardiac Arrest

While cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives, learn how rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth) may do more harm than good. Cardiopulmonary...

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Why Mouth-to-Mouth During CPR Is Not Necessary

Focusing on pumping blood during CPR, rather than on moving air, makes a lot of sense. Here's why. The push to remove mouth to mouth from CPR was...

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First Aid Kits on Airline Flights

Restrictions for those on airline flights may mean adjusting first aid kits to remove any banned items. Learn what you can take on your flight. First...

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Stop, Drop, and Roll When Your Clothes Are on Fire

Burning clothes create a serious emergency. Protect yourself by learning how to respond when your clothes are on fire. If clothes catch fire it can...

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Public Health Threats During and After a Natural Disaster

After a disaster like Hurricane Harvey, there are myriad of public health threats to watch out for. Here are just a few. Less than a year after a...

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8 Safety and First Aid Tips for Kids

Teaching the kids about safety starts as early you want. They understand more than we typically give them credit for. Here are some guidelines....

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Fundamental First Aid: The ABCs

There is no substitute for hands-on first aid training. But in case you are with someone in need and haven't had classes, follow these basic...

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An Overview of Steam Burns

Steam burns and scalds account for more than one-third of all hospitalizations for burns. Learn why prevention is the best medicine. Steam burns are...

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How Much Water Is Enough During a Disaster?

You should keep a certain amount of water at home for a possible disaster. How long this supply will last depends on how thirsty you are. The experts...

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What Should Be on a Medical ID Bracelet?

Many people wear medical jewelry so health care providers can treat them in an emergency. Learn what information is useful for emergency responders....

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How to Safely Deliver a Baby in Case of Emergency

If you have a family member who is expecting a baby, it's important to be prepared in case the baby decides to come before anyone is ready. If...

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How to Use a Tourniquet

Learn how to use a tourniquet correctly in an emergency to help control bleeding from an injured limb. Tourniquets are tight bands used to completely...

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5 Signs of Irreversible Death

There is no such thing as symptoms of death. To figure out which victims are just too dead to be saved, emergency responders look for signs of death....

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Possible Causes of Pain in the Testicles

Testicle pain should be evaluated by a physician in most cases. Some of these causes are very serious conditions. Experiencing testicular pain can be...

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What to Do If the Chest Doesn't Rise During CPR

Traditional CPR steps include rescue breathing. Learn what happens, then, if the chest doesn't rise during a rescue breath. Traditional...

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Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)

Hospital Incident Command System is a scalable disaster and emergency management process that helps hospitals respond efficiently in big emergencies....

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