Medical emergencies that need you to be preparedThe following medical emergencies reemphasize the need for taking a first aid class online:
Severe AllergiesPeople can be allergic to a wide array of objects. The allergens could be nuts, eggs, grass, seafood or even certain kinds of medicines, environmental triggers are more common when you are outdoors. Whether it is a picnic lunch, a safari or even a day at the park, your loved ones could have an adverse reaction to pollen, grime, certain kinds of plants, etc. The mildest of symptoms can turn out to be a sudden inflammation, redness or hives. In case of severe allergies, there could be a terrible itch and even rashes appearing across the body. A person needs immediate medical attention when their windpipe starts to swell causing them to choke. First responders often keep an EpiPen with them to provide instant relief. Nevertheless, you must have complete knowledge of first aid to successfully treat the allergic reaction.
StrokeOne of the most dangerous emergencies, stroke, is a neurological condition. Time is of the essence here, and response must be fast because delaying treatment can cause permanent damage to the person’s brain cells. Essentially occurring due to brain bleeds and clogged blood vessels in the brain; a stroke manifests with the following symptoms.
- Slurred or unintelligible speech.
- An abrupt but inexplicable drooping of the facial muscles.
- A loss or an inability to feel sensation in or move a particular body part.
- Sudden yet complete vision loss.
- Being disoriented and unable to maintain your balance when moving.
- Excessive fatigue and feeling weak.