Pedestrians and bystanders at the scene of an accident, are supposed to move over to help the victims. But, more often than not, bystanders don’t try to assist the victims instead, they either ignore and walk away, record the event on their phones, or just stand by and watch what happens next. This phenomenon is known as the Bystander Effect.
It is a frequent occurrence for bystanders to experience this phenomenon during an emergency because, not only are emergencies unusual and unpredictable, the type of action required in an emergency differs from situation to situation and requires immediate action. …
A heart attack is a life-threatening medical emergency that occurs when the blood flow that carries oxygen to the heart is blocked, which leads to starvation of heart muscle of oxygen and it gradually dies.
Heart attacks are more common in adults but can occur in children and teenagers.
These are some of the symptoms someone having a heart attack would experience;
- Chest pain, sudden tightness, or squeezing in the center of the chest
- Radiating pain in the left arm moving from the chest to the arm. …
If you have been shot or you’re with someone who has been shot, these are things you must know;
First, It’s important to make sure the place is safe, before going to help because you can’t help anyone if you get hurt yourself.
If you are faced with a gunshot wound incident, getting prompt medical attention prevents the wound from leading to death.
Contact the law enforcement agency immediately, and The Ambulance Company for emergency medical care before approaching the victim.
While you move over to help the victim; use a dressing (gauze, towels, shirts, etc.), to place strong pressure…
No matter how much we endeavor to make our domestic environment safe, accidents at home can still happen — even in the most cautious household.
When it comes to the health of our families, especially for those with young children, it is always advisable to be extra careful so that accidents can be avoided.
Here are some of the most common accidents that can happen in the home and how to deal with them. It makes sense to know exactly what to do if these accidents happen.
Cuts; Broken glass can cause serious cuts therefore, furniture or materials around the…
During event planning, it is so easy to get lost in the details of the event, and sometimes forget to plan for contingencies like medical emergencies.
It is impossible to plan for every scenario, but the least we can do is to be prepared. You never know, being unprepared may put a life may be at stake.
Here are ways you can prepare for medical emergencies at your events:
Collect Emergency Contact Info
Gathering important participant information during registration saves valuable time in an emergency. …
Do you know that about 16.9million people suffer a stroke each year with the highest percentage in developing nations like Nigeria?
We must have heard of stroke or seen someone with stroke before…
Let’s learn about stroke,
What is Stroke?
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.
What are the main causes of stroke?
Stroke can either be;
- Ischemic stroke (which is caused by a blockage in the blood vessel known as an artery) or
- Hemorrhagic stroke (which is caused by leaking of…
Something strange happened in our school today, Sade said to her mother, as she recounts what happened during the morning assembly.
It was a bright Tuesday morning, the drums rolling and the melodious voices of the student of Vedic secondary school could be heard from quite a distance. They had queued up for their morning assembly and were singing the school anthem when a noise erupted suddenly in the midst of the SS1 student line. Apparently, Segun had collapsed, foaming, and shaking uncontrollably on the ground.
In a state of confusion, Tokunbo, the head boy dashed off to the principal’s…
Every year on the 14th of June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day(WBDD).
The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
The World Blood Donor Day theme for this year is “Give blood and keep the world beating”.
This theme highlights the essential contribution blood donors make to keep the world palpitating by saving lives and improving others’ health. …
What is COVID-19?
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a strain of coronaviruses. This strain was first discovered in humans in 2019, in Wuhan, China.
How does COVID-19 spread?
Current evidence suggests that the main way the virus spreads is by respiratory droplets. These droplets can be shared amongst people who are in close contact with each other.
The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe heavily.
Aerosol transmission can occur in specific settings, particularly indoors, crowded areas and inadequately ventilated spaces. When an…
While watching one of my favourite TV shows last night, I came across the story of a lady who had a very terrible motorbike accident. It was so bad, her face was totally crushed and unrecognizable. Her daughter witnessed this happen.
Interestingly, she survived it and was here telling the story over 10 years later.
Well, accidents happen every day, you might say, so what’s the big deal? I’ll tell you what the big deal is.
What caught my attention about the lady’s story was the fact that the accident happened right in front of a paramedic’s apartment. The daughter…