If you have just arrived in Switzerland and you do not speak the local language, here is a handy list of emergency phrases you can use if you call the ambulance (144).
Hang it on the door of your flat or keep it in your purse!
Hopefully you will never have to use it!
It can became threatening for some people when they sit down to a delicious dinner and halfway through they have a fish bone stuck in their throat. It’s a really unpleasant situation, the bone causes pain and discomfort. Lots of fish are packed with very small bones that are hard to remove. Certain freshwater fish, like trout and salmon, are especially difficulty to bone completely. And even some restaurants serve fish with the bones still in.
Here we give you some tips and show you LifeVac as an option to remove the bone!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lifevac! Another reported choking victim saved through the use of the LifeVac USA invented by Arthur Lih. This is the 3rd reported success story !! It’s nice to know that in the event the Heimlich maneuver fails, there is an alternative option that is proving to be successful.
What you take in a first aid kit when travelling to remote areas depends on the country you’re travelling to, the length of your trip and what kind of trip you’re going on.
Make sure you plan your first aid kit well in advance. Lots of items, like medications or certain bandaging material, might not be available in the country you’re travelling to. It could be that some medications are available but have expired or are fake. Take whatever you might need with you; you can always stock up while on the road if necessary.
Zika virus is in the news now, here is the Infosheet of CarePlus, from Arnoud Aalbersberg, co-founder Tropicare, the company that provides Safe travels, great stories (29th of January 2016).
In our 23+ year history in travel health we have never seen an infectious disease thread ruling the media and creating world wide concern as with Zika virus in the last week. Understandable, since the health risk is a major one.
So, let’s answer the five most frequently asked questions that we have received in the last days
1) what is Zika virus exactly?
Choking occurs when a foreign object becomes lodged in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of air.
Because choking cuts off oxygen to the brain, administer first aid as quickly as possible.
Choking is an emergency. Call the emergency medical services (112) and do not attempt to drive a choking person to a hospital emergency department.
Regardless how severe, all bleeding can be controlled. If left uncontrolled, bleeding may lead to shock or even death. Most bleeding can be stopped before the ambulance arrives at the scene. While you’re performing the steps for controlling bleeding, you should also be calling for an ambulance to respond.
7 Life-Saving Skills Everyone Should Know: Here you find the most important skills and knowledge you have to do in life-or-death situations.
Before we start, the very first thing you should do is call for emergency help (or if someone else is around make sure they call the emergency). Then, while you’re waiting, see what you can do to help the person. Also, make your safety a priority too: you have to secure yourself first—otherwise you’re of no use to anyone else.