Archive | October, 2016

Proper application of dressings

It is vital that you know how to properly apply dressings. Before applying any dressing, the initial step is to wash and dry your hands and wear disposable gloves if available. The following are essential considerations to bear in mind: Ensure that the individual with a wound is seated or lying down. Inform the individual […]

Wound care: What is a skin glue?

Skin glue is a special form of medical adhesive. It works by joining the edges of a wound together as the wound starts to heal underneath. Healthcare professionals might utilize skin glue to seal wounds instead of other methods such as skin staples, stitches and adhesive tape. Take note that this can be used in […]

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a prevalent condition that causes the skin to have a scaly, greasy and flaky appearance and typically affects the scalp. Among adults and adolescents, the condition is called dandruff. Among infants, it is called as cradle cap. The condition can also affect the skin on other parts of the body such as […]

What is a peritonsillar abscess?

Peritonsillar abscess occurs if a sore that is filled with pus develops close to one of the tonsils. The tonsils are oval-shaped regions of pinkish tissue on every side at the back part of the throat. Indications The signs and symptoms of a peritonsillar abscess can include the following: Fever and chills Severe sore throat […]

Heart failure

Heart failure or congestive heart failure occurs once fluid builds up in the body since the heart could not pump properly. Indications of heart failure Some individuals who have heart failure have few issues or symptoms while others have several. The following are some of the symptoms who have the condition: Shortness of breath while […]

Close look on angina

Angina is characterized as squeezing pain or a pressing sensation in the chest. It is often triggered by blockage in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Is it angina? Angina can be bothersome while engaging in activities such as climbing stairs, walking, cleaning or exercising. The pain can make the individual sweat or […]

The basics on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving technique that is comprised of chest compressions and delivering breaths. The technique is capable of keeping oxygenated blood circulating all over the body in order to prevent damage to the vital organs and the brain. When is it needed? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is usually performed when an individual does […]