Breathing Emergencies

Learn About PAL Support Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification is provided to health care workers such as nurses, paediatricians, respiratory therapists and paramedics. The course focuses on specialized skills to make evaluations and treat both children and infants who are seriously ill, with conditions such as cardiac arrest. PALS Support Certification was developed because treatment provided to children who

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Wheezing: Management, Causes and Treatment

Wheezing refers to a high-pitched whistling sound that occurs during breathing through narrowed airways. It mainly occurs during exhalation but may also be heard during inhalation. Wheezing is usually a sign that an individual may have an underlying breathing problem and sometimes accompanied by coughing and dyspnea (shortness of breath). Often, wheezing is due to

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What You Need To know About Resuscitation Training

There are several types of resuscitation training provided by approved organizations in Canada.  Some of them include how to apply rescue breathing, how to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants, children and adults and neonatal resuscitation. In addition, there are others such as AED or defibrillator training and how to use it and learning on how mechanical

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Care for Individuals with Dyspnea

Dyspnea commonly known as difficult or labored breathing, breathlessness, shortness of breath is a symptom common in many pulmonary and cardiac disorders particularly when there is decreased lung compliance or increased pulmonary resistance. The right ventricle of the heart is adversely affected by lung disorders primarily because it must double its efforts to pump blood through

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Food Allergy

Food Allergy

Food allergy results in an unpleasant reaction that occurs after eating a certain types of food that your immune system responds to due to which, even the smallest intake of such foods may result in discomfort. Food allergy usually occurs among babies and children. Most children are capable of outgrowing their food allergies by the

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