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What Are the Treatments for Neisseria Meningitidis?

Neisseria meningitidis, or meningococcus, is the bacteria responsible for meningococcal meningitis, a potentially fatal bacterial infection that enters the fluid around the spinal cord and brain. It usually enters the bloodstream through an infection in the upper respiratory tract. This form of meni

Child CPR & First Aid

Training in child CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and first aid can help you be prepared in the event of an emergency. The Red Cross, colleges and universities often offer classes for certification in basic first aid and CPR. Practicing first aid and CPR may help prolong the child's

Are We Overusing CT Scans? Not Necessarily

EM physician and diagnostic imaging specialist David Schwartz says the responsible use of CT scans is saving lives, and disagrees with the assertion that physicians are overradiating patients.

How to Look After the Human Ribs

Human ribs are delicate and can be easily broken during impact sports, such as football, lacrosse or hockey. High-impact sports usually have padding and uniform requirements that help protect the ribs, but if you have suffered an injury in the past, you may require something extra to give you the su

April Is National Donate Life Month

As many of you know, April is National Donate Life Month, a month during which those who help save and enhance the lives of others through donation are recognized and applauded.

How to Wrap a Splint

A splint is a first-aid device used to minimize the mobility of a fractured or broken bone, helping to prevent further damage. A splint can be used as a temporary device, used in emergency situations or can be used by physiotherapists and athletic trainers to prevent patients from further damaging b

Options for Coastal Erosion

Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by weather. It is greater in areas where there are hurricanes or in low-lying areas. The other, more important, cause of erosion is man-made. The removal of vegetation and beach to build homes and roads has changed the landscape of the coast, increasing er

How to Get Rid of Floaties

Eye floaters (floaties) occur when fibers in the eye become visible to you and interfere with your vision. MedicineNet.com reports they most often occur as a result of age-related changes in the vitreous humor, the jelly-like substance of the eyeball. Other causes may be eye trauma, consequences of

Treatment for Fever in Adults

When does a fever in adults require medical attention? WebMD tells you what symptoms to look for and how to bring down a temperature.

How to Use a Sea Sponge as a Pessary

It isn't uncommon for women to experience some degree of pelvic-wall prolapse. This can lead to leaking urine when the woman coughs, sneezes, laughs or does other vigorous activity. A pessary is a device, usually made of silicon, inserted high up into the vagina to provide additional support to the

How to Operate a Manual Hoyer Lift

A Hoyer lift is a piece of equipment designed to lift people from beds to wheelchairs or other beds. They are used on people who are otherwise incapacitated--the disabled, or just the very sick and weak. A manual Hoyer lift uses a crank and hydraulic pumps rather than electri

How to Repair a Broken Collarbone

The collarbone, also known as the clavicle, attaches your breastbone to your scapula. Broken collarbones are common injuries that happen most frequently to individuals under age 20. This is because the collarbone does not harden completely until that age. Clavicle fractures typically occur when you

Updates in ED Management of Trauma Patients

This article reviews new developments in trauma pharmacology, biomarkers in trauma, modalities of trauma diagnostics, and management of head trauma in anticoagulated patients.