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Internal-First- Aid Training Hypothermia

How To Treat The Symptoms of Hypothermia – First Aid

Hypothermia can sneak up on you virtually without notice. And once it has taken hold, your life is in immediate jeopardy. For those reasons, it’s crucial that you’re able to properly identify the early stages of hypothermia, both in yourself and those riding with you. And once you’re able to identify it, that you’re able to effectively combat it, before it diminishes your mental capacity and ability to properly treat it...
First Aid: Trauma - Knee Dislocation

Learn The Symptoms Of A Knee Dislocation And How To Treat It – First...

Knee dislocations are very serious injuries. And unfortunately, they’re more common in athletes than in any other person. But what a lot of people don’t realize (athletes included) is that there’s actually more than one type of knee dislocation. And it’s important that you know which one you’re dealing with before attempting any form of first aid. Below, you’ll find an overview of the two different types of knee...
Internal First Aid Anaphylactic Shock

How To Treat Anaphylactic Shock With Basic First Aid

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening form of shock that is the result of a severe allergic reaction. It most often causes a significant and sudden drop in blood pressure and leads to heavily labored breathing. Anaphylaxis can occur within minutes of exposure to the allergy-inducing substance. But that’s not always the case. It can also occur several hours later without any apparent trigger. It’s this unpredictable pattern of behavior that...
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Learn How To Identify Different Types Of Bone Fractures – First Aid

There are three injuries that are common among athletes – strains, sprains, and fractures. And among those three, fractures are the most serious. Fractures come in a variety of different shapes, types, and sizes. Also, they can occur at just about any location on your body (where bones are present). At first sight, that can make proper treatment of a fracture a bit intimidating. The good news is that almost all fractures can be treated the same...
Internal First Aid Training Heat Cramps

What Are Heat Cramps & What Are The Warning Signs? – First Aid

Heat cramps are very painful muscle spasms that occur as a result of intense activity in high temperatures. This activity could be exercising, playing football, or, in your case, riding a dirt bike. They’re the least serious of the three heat-related illnesses – heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Heat cramps tend to be more prolonged and more intense than typical cramps. While they can include just about any muscle group, the most common...
Internal First Aid Training Going into Shock

Learn The Signs And Symptoms Of Going Into Shock And How To Treat It...

How To Tell If Someone Is Going Into Shock And What To Do About It - I can’t think of too many things that are more frightening and nerve-wrecking than seeing someone go into shock. That’s probably because you must act immediately once you notice the first set of symptoms. There’s no time to think. You have to act… fast! Almost like you’re on autopilot. But it’s difficult to do that if you’re not sure what to look for or how to properly treat it. Shock can...
Internal First Aid Training Heat Stroke

How To Treat Heat Stroke And Save a Life! – First Aid

What Is Heatstroke? - Heat stroke is the most serious and life-threatening illness of the three heat-related illnesses – cramps, exhaustion, and stroke. It occurs as a result of the body overheating. And it can do serious damage within a short amount of time – damage to the heart, brain, kidneys and muscles. The longer heatstroke goes untreated, the worse the damage will become – eventually leading to death...
External First Aid Training - Cuts

How To Treat A Cut With Basic First Aid

Cuts are defined as areas of damage to the skin and/or underlying muscle tissue. A majority of cuts will bleed – a very small amount on some occasions and a very large and significant amount on others. The dangers of any cut lie in three different categories: location on the body, depth of the cut, and size of the cut. For that reason, it’s always safer to closely examine and diagnose the severity of any cut, no matter the depth or size or location, before...
External First Aid Training - Bruises

How To Treat Bruises Based On Severity – First Aid

Everyday bruises are rarely (if ever) regarded as being serious. And nine times out of ten they’re not. But there are other factors to take into consideration ­– the major one being how you got the bruise in the first place. For that reason, it’s never a bad idea to brush up on first aid for bruises. If there is no serious injury, then you can at least help alleviate the symptoms and get rid of the bruise faster...
External First Aid Training - Black Eyes

How To Treat A Black Eye With Basic First Aid

A black eye is formed from bleeding under the skin’s surface. Usually, a black eye is no cause for concern; however, with the presence of blood, even if it’s under the skin, comes the potential of a serious injury. In this case, the serious injuries will most always involve either the eye or skull. Eye-related Injuries. Any trauma to the eye region can potentially cause hyphema – a condition in which blood seeps into the eye(s). The bleeding can occur in one...