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Don’t Remove an Impaled Object!

  • Feb 15, 2018

You're sitting at your desk at work when you suddenly hear a loud crash and the sound of breaking glass. You run out to the hallway and find an injured coworker lying on the floor, a large piece of glass stuck in her leg. She tells you that a large ...

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Brrr! How to recognize and treat hypothermia!

  • Feb 01, 2018

Living in New York means enduring harsh winters, including snow, freezing wind and icy sidewalks. To protect yourself from serious injury, it's important to recognize the signs and symptoms of HYPOTHERMIA. ...

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Healing Head Trauma: How to Spot a Concussion

  • Dec 18, 2017

A concussion is a common type of brain injury that involves temporary loss of brain function. Concussions can occur from any injury to the head. The injury may be minor (a small bump) or something more significant like a baseball strike to the head ...

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Severe Bleeding: How to Use a Tourniquet

  • Oct 31, 2017

While most bleeding can be treated with direct firm pressure using gauze or cloth, sometimes severe bleeding can only be stopped by using a tourniquet. A tourniquet is a device placed around an arm or leg to constrict blood vessels and stop blood f ...

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Someone’s seizing on the train! What should you do?

  • Jul 01, 2017

You're riding the A-train express between 59th and 125th street. As the train picks up speed, you hear a commotion at the end of the car - an elderly man has suddenly starting seizing violently. His arms and legs tense and jerking, eyes rolled up so all you ...

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