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How Multi-Casualty Incidents Are Treated

How Multi-Casualty Incidents Are Treated

MCI's are declared to make treating several patients more efficient and to allocate resources to provide the best care to the most people. A multi-casualty incident (MCI) is an emergency situation where the number of patients overwhelms the...

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Pictures of a Rattlesnake Bite in the Hospital

A rattlesnake bites a Northern California beekeeper tending his hives. See the pictures of the bite and the rattlesnake. A northern California beekeeper tending his hives got a rattlesnake bite. He and the rattlesnake ended up in the hospital.He...

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Home Remedies for Coughs and Colds

Who's got it figured out? Are Grandma's home remedies better than the pharmaceuticals for coughs and colds? Pharmaceutical companies don't have the market cornered on all cures for that which ails you. Grandma did her part long before...

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4 Reasons to Seek Emergency Care for Vision Symptoms

Many eye conditions are minor and temporary. However, these four vision symptoms require a doctor's immediate attention. Certain vision symptoms can be quite frightening. Many eye conditions are minor and temporary, but changes in your vision...

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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 heartbeat. Rescue breathing (previously known as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) is a life-saving intervention...

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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 object like food or a toy becomes stuck in their throat, blocking their airway. A choking baby won’t...

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Use the Rule of Nines to Calculate a Sunburn Area

Learn how the rule of nines is a good, quick measurement for judging the size of burns on people of all shapes and sizes. Overall, burn severity is a measurement of the depth of burning and the size of the burn. Measuring the size of a burn is...

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Important Information You Should Know About the ER

The emergency room is filled with people who don't have medical emergencies. If they'd knew better, maybe they wouldn't have come. The emergency room (ER) is the first — and sometimes only — place many Americans go for their...

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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 substitute for proper training. However, emergencies wait for no one. Use these steps to provide CPR to...

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Hemorrhage Types and Treatment

Learn more about hemorrhages, how they're categorized, how they're treated, and when bleeding is a medical emergency. Technically, hemorrhage (or haemorrhage) means bleeding, of any amount. LightFieldStudios / Getty ImagesIn the medical...

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