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Determine the Signs of Choking—They Are Not to Be Taken Lightly!

Choking is a life-threatening medical emergency, a universal sign of distress. It is when your air passage gets blocked, preventing you from breathing normally. Choking can cause a series of coughing; however, an absolute blockage of your airway...

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Life-Threatening Medical Emergency

A sudden cardiac arrest is a life-threatening medical emergency. When someone’s heart stops beating, the lack of oxygenated blood can result in brain damage in a span of a few minutes. It is crucial that you take immediate action in handling...

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What Is ACLS?

ACLS, or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, refers to a set of clinical procedures and interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, and other cardiovascular-related life-threatening medical emergencies. This of course...

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Becoming an Official First Aider

You have probably heard of First Aid. When someone encounters an accident which results in minor injuries, you are encouraged to give First Aid—but what exactly comprises First Aid? Is it just simply tending to small cuts, wounds, and scrapes,...

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Cardiac Arrest 101: Helping Someone Who is experiencing a Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest refers to an abrupt cessation of the function of one’s heart. This happens when a person’s heart stops pumping blood, thus causing the victim to stop breathing and loss consciousness. This health issue (cardiac arrest) is...

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Life Hack: All You Need to Know About CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a life-saving and emergency procedure. It is often used when an individual stops breathing or someone’s blood flow halts. Through this procedure, you can promptly respond to any emergencies and help save...

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