When a person can seek treatment from a doctor in a hospital, they are cared for under sterile conditions. When you’re in an emergency situation, there are many environments that are not ideal conditions for practicing first aid, and if s victim’s wound or injury area becomes infected, it can greatly increase the severity of their injury.
When we hear about a heart attack, a vivid image comes to mind where the victim cries out in agony while they clutch their chest and left arm before collapsing to the ground. Did you know that, in many cases, a heart attack looks nothing like this? In fact, the victim of a heart attack often does not even know that they’re having one, especially in women. (more…)