emergency

Nov
02

What is Sepsis?

There’s a growing awareness of sepsis as a potentially life-threatening condition. In August 2016, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) branded the condition a “medical emergency”, after figures showing that 72% of patients diagnosed with sepsis had recently been seen by a doctor or nurse who had failed to make the initial diagnosis. The […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Oct
12

First Aid – What Should Be Left to the Professionals?

If you’re not medically trained, would you know what to do in an emergency first aid situation? What about if you’re first on the scene of a car accident, or when someone has a heart attack and needs urgent medical intervention to save their life? One of the main barriers to giving prompt attention to […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Americans hunker down & wait for Hurricane Sandy

With mounting concern about the imminent landfall of Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to share some useful information & resources with you.

By Joanna | Environment
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