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Burns & Scalds
There will always be some accidents that can’t possibly be predicted, but for the most part, minor burns and scalds are the result of actions or behaviors that were unsafe from the beginning.
Serious injuries don't always bleed heavily, and some relatively minor injuries can bleed profusely. Large scrapes and deep scratches can seem devastating when they really are not, but puncture wounds (which are often small and bleed very little) can be dangerous because of their high susceptibility to infection.
“Shocking” or rather, “defibrillating” a patient is only effective with a very specific type of cardiac arrest. During this type of cardiac arrest there is actually some electrical activity in the heart, but no heartbeat. Defibrillation works by sending an electrical shock through the heart muscle in an attempt to reset the heartbeat.
CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and whether you prefer the three-letter term or the full word version, it means the same thing: a chance for survival.
Head & Facial Injuries
For the first year after a toddler begins walking on his own, it will seem like you can’t get a single picture of him without some sort of bump, scrape or bruise on his face—sometimes all three! And while they will fall less frequently as they get older, they will continue to fall now and then throughout childhood.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year in the U.S. an average of 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu, and nearly 36,000 people die from flu or flu-related complications.
A pandemic is a global disease outbreak. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza A virus emerges for which there is little or no immunity in the human population and the virus begins to cause serious illness and then spreads easily person-to-person worldwide. The federal government, states, communities and industry are taking steps to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Mon Apr 9, 2012 11:00:31 AM
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