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Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common complaint of all people from different ages. It is in fact one of the most common type of arthralgia (joint pain).Knee pain is particular on the knee joint or surrounding the knee joint. It often occurs as a result of injury, disease or overuse. Knee pain may begin as a […]

Stress fractures of the foot

Stress fractures are minute and tiny fractures that are most commonly encountered during sport injuries. The application of stress on the foot over and over again due to some sport causes the small breaks in the foot bones. These are severely painful but the good thing is that they heal themselves if proper precautions taken. […]

Urinary Retention

Urinary retention, also called as inability to urinate, occurs when a person cannot empty his/ her bladder completely, or at all, regardless of wanting to pee. Urinary retention may either be acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). Acute urinary retention occurs is a medical emergency and is characterized by inability to urinate at all. On the […]

Patients with arm casts

Patient with arm casts may experience limited mobility of the upper extremity and must readjust to many of his/her routine activities of daily living. The unaffected arm must assume all the upper extremity activities and tasks which can be very frustrating especially if the affected arm is the dominant arm of use. The nurse who […]

Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is bleeding from the vagina that occurs at the wrong time of the month or in inappropriate amounts. Metrorrhagia or menorrhagia during a menstrual period should always be a concern as it may denote a serious underlying condition but on its own, it is usually harmless. Metrorrhagia pertains to uterine bleeding at […]

Airway Management

Adequate ventilation and effective airway management are dependent on free movement of air through the upper and lower airways. In many disorders, the airway becomes narrowed or blocked as a result of various disease conditions such as bronchoconstriction (narrowing of the airway by contraction of muscle fibers), a foreign body or copious amounts of secretions. […]

How to Make a Splint

A splint is used to hold an injured part of the body, often a broken bone or severe sprain/ strain, from moving and to protect it from any further damage. A splint is used to immobilise or hold an injured part of the body from moving and to protect it from any further damage. It […]

Heatstroke

The Misfortune in Heat Exhaustion

                Heat exhaustion is the second of a three-part spectrum of heat-related illnesses. It begins with heat cramps, which then progresses to heat exhaustion and finally, heat stroke, the deadliest among the three. In order for the body to cool down, the body has to sweat, and allow that sweat to evaporate. To create the […]