The day I started thinking seriously about joining pharmacy school was the day I started getting many medical queries from my family and relatives. “I broke my leg. What should I do?”, “I cannot see suddenly? Help me!”, “I sometimes faint, what should I eat?” they asked.
These were the queries I received while I was still “thinking” about studying this major. I thought then about the amount of queries I will get when I get my white coat and start matriculating at pharmacy school.
In my freshman year, I was visiting some relatives. And it was in the stars that their son had a bloody nose only minutes before It was time for me to leave their home. The whole family turned to me for help as if they are thinking “No worries. We got a doctor on board”. I felt I was in a tough situation that I needed to get out of immediately.
All I did was turning the child’s head backwards and putting an ice cube on his neck!
Thinking about what I did then, was this the right thing to do? Or did I endanger the life of this little boy?
This article will look into the best thing to do when somebody in your home, workplace or school is in the same situation. You will learn how to do the right thing if you were in my shoes!
Note that this article contains some scientific terms
Hemorrhage means loss of blood from an external wound or from mucous membrane, or internal hemorrhage.
Special terms of haemorrhage:
Classification of haemorrhage: According to the cause of haemorrhage :
Effects of hemorrhage:
General manifestations: pallor, rapid weak respiration, rapid weak pulse, tinnitus, dimness of vession, restlessness, coldness and sweating (shocked),nausea and vomiting, mask face.
Treatment of hemorrhage:
Treatment of internal hemorrhage:
Usually occurs, after trauma, whatever it is. Such internal bleeding, requires exploration, to stop the hemorrhage by the above mentioned ways. Sometimes when the main vessel of an organ is injured, that organ may be removed as spleen or kidney.
Special cases of hemorrhage:
It may occur, after extraction of the tooth or after trauma or accident or haemorrhagic blood diseases.
How to deal with such case?
How to manage a case:
To know how to treat some common cases of bleeding such as nose bleeding and bleeding ear and teeth, click on the following link:Colgate oral care center WEBMD Health Grades