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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 […]

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 […]