Archive | January, 2014

Cuts and scratches

Both cuts and scratches are damages on the surface of the skin. A cut is basically a line that can go through the skin and into the muscle tissues beneath. A scratch is best described as surface damage that does not penetrate into the lower tissues. Both can make the skin turn red in color […]

Handling Back Strains through Standard First Aid Training

Aside from athletes, employees in different industries also suffer from back strains due to the nature of their job or their workplace environment. This is why employers and employees should consider standard first aid training in order to know how to handle this type of medical condition properly especially at work. Here are some of […]

Dislocation

A dislocation is basically an injury in which the ends of bones are forced from their normal positions. This is typically caused by trauma from a fall, vehicular accident or a collision during contact sports. For adults, the common site of dislocation is the shoulders while the elbows for children. Dislocation usually involves the large […]