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Closed Wounds

Closed Wounds

External forces, such as falls and motor vehicle accidents, cause most closed wounds. May closed wounds are relatively small and involve soft tissues; the black eye is an example: Others,...

Severe Bleeding

Severe Bleeding

Loss of more than a quart of blood is a threat to a person’s survival. Hemorrhage from the aorta or from combined external and internal injuries may be so rapid...

First Aid for Open Wounds

First Aid for Open Wounds

If the wound is in an inconspicuous location, is not deep, and gapes slightly, the first-aider may find that he need only hold the wound edges together and dress and...

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Burns

A burn is damage to the skin’s tissues, usually caused by excessive heat. Burning Heat is the most obvious cause of burn injuries. This can be direct contact with fires,...

Poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis

DEFINITION: – is an acute infectious disease caused by any of the three types of Poliomyelitis virus which affects chiefly the anterior horn cells of the Spinal cord and the...