Pet Fractures

The correct medical term for a break to a bone is a fracture.  Bones can be fractured by direct impact, crushing, bending, bullet wounds and many other causes.  There are many different types of fracture depending on how the bones have been affected.  In simple pet first aid terms, you are not necessarily going to Read More …

Sepsis

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. Common signs and symptoms include fever, increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, and confusion. Sepsis is a rare condition that can look just like flu, gastroenteritis or a chest infection. There are around 123,000 cases of Read More …

Near-drowning and secondary drowning

Drowning is defined as death within 24 hours from suffocation by submersion in a liquid, normally fresh water or sea water. Near drowning implies successful resuscitation from suffocation caused by immersion. Secondary drowning refers to fluid accumulation in the lungs following what appears to be successful recovery from a near-drowning event.

Asthma Treatment When An Inhaler Is Not Available or When There Are Inhaler Problems

There may be a time when you have to treat a patient having an Asthma attack who either does not have their inhaler with them or has an inhaler that is empty. In these cases where a replacement is not available, you would need to take other measures to control the attack before help arrives.

Parking Safety

Parking and leaving in your car can result in accidents.  Reversing your car takes more concentration than driving into or out of a space so many workplaces have a reverse park policy.  The idea is that in the morning you are more alert so it’s best to do the harder thing of reversing into your Read More …

Hand Arm Vibration

Hand Arm Vibration or HAV is a collective name for two main conditions: vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome. Vibration white finger cases are numbered around 600 a year and the number of cases has decreased over the last decade.  Out of the 7520 new claims in the last ten years, only 25 were Read More …

Electrocution of animals

An electric shock is referred to as electrocution and it can be seen in all ages but it is more common in younger puppies as they have a habit of chewing through cables.  Electrocution can also occur anywhere there is a supply of electricity that could come into contact with the body.  Common areas pets Read More …