First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
Diabetes is one of the most common conditions hospitalists face, but patients with other endocrine disorders also pose a challenge. Here are 9 tips to help you care for these patients.
A serum lactate test upon admission to the ICU may play an important role in predicting outcomes in patients with acute upper GI bleeding.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Swelling that builds up in the foot after surgery is called edema and can be detrimental to the healing process. It's important to minimize this swelling after foot surgery so the body can heal properly.
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
Moisture-retentive dressings promote wound healing and reduce pain and healing time, yet the ideal dressing has remained controversial. The efficacy of modern woundcare dressings are reviewed here.