29 July, 2011

Firts aid; Recognition of the vital signs

These tips are general recommendations for an emergency. Not intended to replace professional classes in first aid and resuscitation.
To know if a sick or injured person is conscious must ask a simple questions like what happens?, do you hear?,can I help?, or touch on the shoulder to see if it responds.

If the person says is that it maintains the level of consciousness logically correct and vital signs. If no response, despite several stimuli such as pinching to observe their reactions, you are unconscious. We must immediately notify an ambulance, if you have not already done so, and examine the breathing and pulse.

To check if a person breathes, the person providing first aid must use the view (see if the chest rises and falls) , hearing (put near the mouth to hear breathing) and touch (bring her cheek to her mouth and nose of the patient to feel the warmth of the exhaled air).

If the patient is breathing, you will not need to further explore the vital signs . If not breathing, begin resuscitation immediately lungs.

When a person stops breathing, the only effective maneuver is currently trying to introduce air into your lungs. To achieve this we must perform a series of maneuvers:

  • Lay the person flat on the floor face up.

  • Examine the mouth to remove any foreign bodies (dentures, gum or other objects that may impede the passage of air).

  • Open the airway. This call is made head tilt-chin: you place your index and middle fingers of one hand under his chin and pressed with the thumb on the chin, pushing it up, while the other hand is placed on the forehead pushing it down. This move will get the base of the tongue so as not to obstruct the passage of air through the hyperextension of the neck. It should be noted that if very strong suspicion that there may be an injury to the cervical spine should not then move the head, and is forced to try to do artificial respiration absolutely still trying to keep the neck of the victim.

  • It is important to remember that in the case of an injured motorist owes never try to remove the helmet, as if he had a neck injury unfortunately, relatively common, only make things worse.

Next, apply artificial respiration techniques that, as the case may be:

  • Word of mouth: the most common.

  • Mouth to nose: if there is a serious wound in the mouth or poisoning.

  • Word of mouth-nose-in newborns and infants.

21 July, 2011

First Aid


These tips are general recommendations for an emergency. Not intended to replace professional classes in first aid and resuscitation.

Why learn first aid?

First aid is an important technique. Performing a few simple procedures and following certain guidelines, you can save lives if given basic treatment until professional medical help arrives.

Also remember that more is learned with practice. In an emergency there is no time to read instructions. If you have memorized some of the most basic procedures, you can react quickly and effectively.

Where do I start when giving first aid?

is important to identify those situations that pose an immediate threat to life.

The vital signs that we recognize are: awareness, breathing and pulse. It is interesting to know the recognition techniques and vital signs remain calm enough while these checks are being made.

The scan order is based on the priority criteria:

  • Ensure that air enters the lungs properly.

  • Check if you keep the pulse.

  • Detect and control possible major bleeding.

18 July, 2011

Food Tips

While older people live a full and healthy, it is inevitable that even though you can not find the source of eternal youth and the body over time is not the same, one is beginning to worry about as the aging becomes a problem for skin, body and above all, the psyche, so that these changes are not so cruel to the head are simple techniques and healthy eating that will allow the care supply is the basis of good technique anti aging. Until the fountain of youth is all a myth, but there are certain foods that they know very well slow down the effects of aging on human skin.
One of them is the avocado , these fruits are a healthy source of monounsaturated instituted to help reduce bad cholesterol in the body, which has the main problem cover and block the arteries. Avocado is also a good source of vitamin E, vitamin E is an antioxidant that promotes healthy skin and improves the hydration level of skin leaving it softer. The avocado should not be complicated to prepare, just enough to mix in a salad, eat it in slices or sauce directly combined with other products.
The berries are also an excellent source of antioxidants. The dark berries like blueberries and blackberries contain flavonoids that are powerful natural antioxidants. These help protect the body against free radicals, which cause enormous damage to living cells. The berries also contain vitamin C, which helps stimulate the immune system. The berries can make a snack or a very healthy breakfast and not only this but also can be present throughout the day.
Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are an important part of the family of cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables help the body fight toxins and cancer. The intake of these vegetables raw or cooked is the best way to consume them. The cooking process destroys enzymes that the body needs good for better health and nutrition.
Nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. These fruits can help reduce cholesterol, improve digestive system and prevent cancer.
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