Archive | July, 2013

Psychiatric Emergencies: Underactive and Depressed Patients

Underactive and depressed patients are a common but serious primary condition that brings such individuals to the emergency department or any health care facility for that matter. This overlapping set of conditions is often masked by anxiety and somatic complaints. A depressed individual can experience varying degrees and changes in mood and behavior. Clinical manifestations […]

Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial Meningitis: An Infection That Can Kill in Hours Bacterial meningitis is a serious medical emergency that can kill a child in hours. Parents should know how to recognize its early symptoms to prevent life-threatening complications. A little knowledge can go a long way in cases of medical emergencies. Unlike in adults, simple fever in […]

Important Tips for Parents and Babysitters

There’s some serious responsibilities placed on babysitters’ heads. Parents rely on them to take good care of their children and expect them to know what to do in emergency situations. And there’s always the chance that an emergency might happen, especially with active children running around. This is the reason why parents should look for […]

How to Treat an Infected Wound

It is not uncommon to get wounds of simple scrapes and cuts. These can often be treated at home with water, soap, antibiotic solution and a dressing. However, the more difficult wounds to treat are the infected wounds. An infection occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites invade and multiply inside the body. […]