Monthly Archives: May 2020

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel ali...
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Stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can Symptoms If you or someone you&#82...
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Tracheostomy Care

Tracheostomy  is an opening that surgeons create through the front of the neck and into the windpipe (trachea). A tracheostomy tube is placed into the hole to provide an air passage to help you breathe when the usual route for breathing is somehow blocked or reduced. The term for the surgical proce...
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COPD

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It’s typically caused by long-...
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