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Medical Emergencies: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning happens as a direct result of household or industrial incidents that lead to the exposure to carbon monoxide. Moreover, carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the most commonest ways of attempting to commit suicide. It is implicated in more deaths than any other attempted form of suicide except alcohol induced ones. Carbon …

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Paresthesia: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Paresthesia is a feeling of tickling, tingling, prickling, burning or numbness of a skin region, usually the hands, arms, feet or legs, but not restricted to the limbs.The sensation arises without warning and is painless. It is not associated with any long term physical consequence. Paresthesia is due to nerve compression. It is commonly called …

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Inspection and Palpation of the Injury Site

Using discretion in safeguarding the person’s privacy, the injured area should be fully exposed. This may require the removal of protective equipment and clothing. This should be done a skilled clinician or any trained personnel with a first aid certification. The localized injury site should be inspected for any deformity, swelling (i.e., edema or joint …

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