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Protecting Yourself From Communicable Diseases

As trained first aider and had a first aid training, it is not uncommon for you to care for or encounter individuals with infectious or communicable disease. Some individuals may appear completely well despite their infection while others may present general symptoms of infection, such as: Fever Vomiting or diarrhea Profuse sweating Lesions or rash …

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Possible Complications of Chest Injuries

The chest cavity houses the lungs, heart, major blood vessels, and many other body organs. The ribs and the muscles provide structure to these body parts and protect it from possible injuries. Although these anatomic structures are guaranteed strong and can withstand forceful impacts, some accidents involving the chest can potentially lead to a wide …

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Prevent Choking Injuries and Death

Choking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death among infants and toddlers. In Canada, approximately 40% of all unintentional injuries involving infants and toddlers involve choking and suffocation. For every choking-related fatality, an estimated 110 children are brought to the hospital emergency departments. Current figures do not include the number of children requiring outpatient …

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