Driving Safely in the UAE Fog

Follow us! Road accidents happen quite often in the UAE which is heightened by the foggy weather which is experienced yearly – most commonly during the winter season. This is because, as explained by Dr. Diana Francis, head of the Environmental and Geophysical Sciences (ENGEOS) Lab at Khalifa University, the fog that forms over the UAE…

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How To Treat Animal Bites

Follow us! Rabies is a viral disease transmitted from mammals to humans that causes an acute encephalitis. There are two clinical manifestations of rabies: furious and paralytic. Furious rabies is the most common form of human rabies. Once symptoms of the disease develop, either form is almost always fatal. Rabies is transmitted through mucosal exposure…

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Back To School Safety and Emergency Must-Have

Follow us! Being prepared during an emergency means that you are equipped to prevent the occurrence of an emergency, respond to emergencies, and even help recover after the emergency has happened. Schools or universities must always have an emergency preparedness plan in place and an emergency response team to ensure the safety of its students…

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Do I Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot?

Follow us! How long can the vaccine provide protection? This is a question most people ask after getting the complete shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Up to this day, researchers are still learning when the effect of the vaccine weakens. This may take time as we are still in the early stage of getting to…

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ARASCA at The Arab Health 2021

Follow us! In the 46th year of Arab Health, the exhibition was executed based on the post-pandemic situation. Online and live in-person events took place with the safety protocols in priority, such as digital brochures, scannable registration badges, and other regular safety measures. This year’s theme was ‘United by business, driving the industry forward’. The…

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AED Frequently Asked Questions

Follow us! What is the difference of sudden cardiac arrest from a heart attack? Sudden cardiac arrest The heart stops beating which is a result of an electrical problem in the heart that causes the victim to pass out. This may be caused by various reasons and may happen to even young and healthy athletic…

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Common Mistakes When Administering CPR

Follow us! CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is one of the most essential and critical part of saving a person’s life. Most people who know the basics of administering CPR are giving 100-120 chest compressions per minute with 2 rescue breaths every after 30 compressions. However, it is not enough to just ‘know’ CPR because these mistakes…

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Vitamin D Reduces COVID19 Risk Study Says

Follow us! Vitamin D is a vitamin that comes from sun exposure, food, and food supplements. It is an essential vitamin the body needs to be able to absorb calcium to the bones and teeth that promote growth and remodeling. Other benefits of vitamin D are: It lowers the risk for heart disease  It boosts…

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COVID19 & Heart Disease: Are the Rumors Right?

Follow us! Heart disease is the number one cause of death of men and women in the US and many other countries including the UAE (source). This health issue has been a global challenge most especially now that people with risk of heart disease – people with diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity – are more vulnerable than ever because…

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Most Essential Ambulance Equipment

Follow us! Photo by freepik.com   Emergency medical responders are called out for different kinds of emergency scenarios. Therefore, an EMS must be equipped with a wide range of equipment and devices so they can properly provide emergency care.     Here is the list of essential equipment mostly seen in an ambulance:    ECG Monitor and Defibrillator   An ECG monitor tracks the…

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An Alternative for Handwash That Kills Coronavirus in 30 Seconds

Follow us!     Good hand hygiene is the best way to stop viral infections from spreading. Says the World Health Organization (WHO), frequent handwashing is still the leading preventive measure together with social distancing that everybody must practice to avoid getting infected with the Sars-CoV-2.    Today, the rise of the production of sanitizers and disinfectants is at its peak due to the pandemic. However, most of these hand sanitizing liquids…

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What Are the Different Types of Emergency Stretchers?   

Follow us!   The emergency stretcher is a medical equipment that is used to immobilize and safely carry an injured individual or patient to the ambulance – it could be a helicopter, plane, boat, or land vehicle – or to the location of the medical treatment facility.   Stretchers are used in different emergency situations, such as search and rescue, ambulance, and more. It is a crucial part of…

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Latest Qualification To Be Considered a COVID19 Close Contact

Follow us! Image credit: freepik.com   As the world improves in adapting to the COVID19 pandemic, researchers are able to dig deeper into how the virus can spread. By getting a better information about the factors that may cause an individual from being infected, we can enhance the prevention protocols and thus reducing the number of cases.     Another crucial way that government authorities strictly implements to prevent the virus’ spread is tracing the contact of a person who…

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The Correct Way of Wearing Foam Earplugs

The DOs and DON’Ts of Using Earplugs

Follow us! Earplugs are an essential part of keeping employees safe from the risk of hearing injuries. These tiny noise blockers have also been the go-to of many to get a good sleep.   Even though earplugs provide safety and peace, it could also do the opposite when it is improperly used which may lead to serious infection and other side effects.     The…

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Spread of Infectious Disease Weakens: Patients and Healthcare Workers’ Safety Improved

Follow us! The prevention of infectious disease has been a great challenge globally. Medical researchers and institutions have been continuously working towards the improvement of medical devices and equipment to ensure the safety of healthcare workers and patients which is now more crucial than ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 that left 38 million people infected where 14% are healthcare professionals based on the World health organization (WHO) registered cases.  Today, many countries, such…

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Avoid Premature Death by Just Sitting Less

Follow us! How long does a normal person sit daily?  Experts say that an average individual sits for a total of 10 hours per day which increases when a person gets older. This amount of sitting period is associated with work and common leisure activities outdoor and at home, such as watching TV, playing video games, checking social media accounts, eating, drinking, etc.  …

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Five Most Common and Uncommon Causes of House Fires

Follow us! MOST COMMON SOURCES OF HOUSE FIRES    Electrical Short Circuits  Wirings and anything that uses electricity may cause a fire when it is poorly taken care of – appliances left turned on for a long period of time, outlets are overloaded with plugs, devices are not installed properly, wires are loose or left under heavy objects.     Avoid these by making sure to:  Unplug devices/appliances when not in…

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Do Eyeglasses Give Extra Protection as What Face Shields Do For The Eyes?

Follow us! COVID19 is known to enter the nose, mouth, and eyes. Therefore, people wear face masks, goggles, and face shields to protect these main entry points of the virus. But not all these protective equipment should be used by anyone because it would depend on how high your exposure risk is.   For the general public, wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, and frequent handwashing are the three most…

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Tips to Help Your Kids Adjust During the COVID-19 School Year

Follow us! After 5 long months, schools in 59 out of 105 countries have finally reopened or have planned to do soon. Though this may be exciting for children, most parents are now even more anxious about how to make sure their children get the proper learning while staying safe in an out-of-home setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.   To give parents more time to adjust, most schools, like in…

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What to Avoid When Using an AED

Follow us! The Automated External Defibrillator is proven to save thousands from sudden cardiac arrest – when the heart experiences an electrical malfunction that causes it to stop beating that results in immediate loss of consciousness. AEDs are designed so rescuers can use it fast without too much training with its smart and simple user interface.   But one crucial thing that untrained individuals (bystanders) should know before using an…

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How to Safely Evacuate an Injured Person

Follow us! During life-threatening emergencies, knowing how to evacuate an injured person is crucial because there are some instances where waiting for professionals to evacuate the patient out of a very harmful location could increase the risk of death. Therefore, in this guide, we are giving you know-how in transferring a casualty to a safe location until the first responders arrive.   Doing the following techniques must be done with absolute care and calmness because a mishandling may result…

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AED on Women: Should bras be removed?

Follow us! In most countries that allow bystanders to interfere during an emergency situation, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, Circulation, women are still less likely to receive bystander CPR than men mainly because of the fear of being accused of sexual assault due to inappropriate touching of the women’s breast. The same stigma applies to the use of Automated…

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Most Important Characteristics of Safety Signs

Follow us! Safety signs are important to communicate to the people around a certain location what danger or hazards are present, what are the prohibited and mandatory actions or object to avoid these hazards, and where is the location of a certain object or place that promotes protection and safety such as the fire exit, fire extinguisher, and first aid kit.   Here are some important…

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Explosion Emergency Preparedness

Follow us!   Blast and explosion is one of the most fatal types of injury due to severe organ and body parts damage, bleeding, burns, and bone fracture. Explosions may be accidental or intentional, but either way, none of them are expected to happen. This is why you need to familiarize yourself with how serious…

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The 4 Phases of Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

Follow us! In creating medical drugs, a meticulous observation is done to study its safety and effectivity to a certain group of test subjects. This process is commonly known as clinical trial/research which takes place after the candidate vaccine showed a progressive response to the immune system of non-human subjects. As for the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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How Bad Posture Affects Your Productivity

Posture is defined as the way a person holds their body when standing, sitting, or lying down. Bad posture is developed when a certain habit or activity pattern causes a person’s body to rest in a bad position that becomes the second nature of their body.     Daily habits that lead to poor posture:  Lifting heavy objects and backpacks at work, during exercise,…

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Respirator and Surgical Mask: Know Their Difference

Follow us! Here is our guide to people who are having confusion on which mask really suit their needs.   Surgical or medical mask   Surgical masks are used to protect the wearer and the non-wearer against droplets, splashes, bodily fluids, and other hazardous fluids. It serves as a barrier against respiratory fluids such as spit and mucous that can be emitted through talking, couching, and…

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What Is An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) ?

Follow us! An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a light portable device that is used to deliver a quick electric shock to a person’s chest through the heart during a sudden cardiac arrest to help the heart restore its normal rhythm.     Defibrillation Is the treatment given to the heart that is suffering from an irregular heart rhythm that is mostly caused by ventricular fibrillation –…

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Does This On-Trend Breathing Exercise Work Against COVID19?

On the 3rd April 2020, a breathing exercise was demonstrated by Dr Sarfaraz Munshi, an urgent care lead at Queen’s Hospital in London, through a video uploaded on Youtube.     The breathing technique was intended to help coronavirus patients reduce the chance of contracting secondary infections/pneumonia with these simple steps:  Take a deep breath and hold it for 5…

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Is Your AED Still Rescue-Ready?

Get fresh updates! FOLLOW US. Know why and when to replace your AED. In the US, sudden cardiac arrest kills 475,000 American each year; that is more than lung cancer, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS combined (American Heart Association). This is why automated external defibrillator (AED) is so important because it can save thousands of lives.…

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How Much Sodium Is Bad for Your Heart?

Follow us! What you need to know about Sodium  Sodium or table salt is an important part of almost every meal as it makes food tastier. Aside from this, the consumption of table salt also impacts the body’s optimal health as it contains iodine, which is an essential nutrient. NOTE: Unprocessed sea salt does not…

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Warehouse Fire Protection Strategy

Follow us! There are specific hazards and challenges that are present at warehouses where fire hazard is the most common. This makes strategizing so important for owners and warehouse supervisors as fire can easily turn millions to waste. There are several factors to consider when creating an effective fire prevention strategy for warehouses.   What…

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