Monthly Archives: January 2017

Survival Skills And Independent Traits

The great outdoors brings us great adventure. The lush greenery, away from home, gives us all humans a way to connect with the humble and mysterious Mother Nature. It is quite fascinating to come to learn about the wonder nature can give us, yet how little are we giving back to nature. Once in a while, nature teaches us its vain, making us ultimate realize how little we pay our attention towards its wellbeing. Natural disasters are grave reminder to us all humans that Mother Nature is someone that you should not mess with. Instead enjoy its fruits of love and care of the surroundings without tarnishing its image. The times that people explore the great outdoors, you come to learn a few tip and tricks on how to survive in the wilderness. However it is always better to learn ahead and be prepared. Danger can be lurking in any corner and it’s wise for us humans to be prepared to face the challenges. You can never too less of first aid and never too much of food. So here are some few tips on how to tackles splints and bruises that are bound to happen when exploring the outdoor. 

Pack up the supplies

Let us understand one thing, anyone who is stuck to an IV poles is not in any suitable position to be exploring the outdoors unless medically proven and the relatable equipment and assistance is given. When packing the supplies for outdoors be sure to include bandage scissors to cut off excess bandage during any given time.

Always have the emergency contacts such as helicopter stretchers your location and status for emergency attendance. Gauze, bandages, cotton balls and petroleum jelly to soak cotton balls or to moisture skin when needed. It is also said to be able to remove tar stains.

Optional supplies

These may vary from person to person. Apart from the necessary medical supplies available for acquiring personal belongings that maybe useful for any emergency. If travelling with pets, we need vet wraps, paper tape, sterile gloves, sponges, sanitary napkins or tampons. According to experts, tampons have proven to be extremely useful in survival situations and are always kept on handy travelling kits. For those advance individuals who have undergone extensive trainings can also carry IV kits, needles and or catheters, skin staples and staple removers for those extreme emergency situations. It is always best to follow your gut feeling when it comes to the great outdoors.

Illnesses At The Workplace And Ways To Tackle Them

The changing weather and upcoming festive cheer of Christmas also summon the arrival of season changes accompanied by associated illnesses. Workplaces are often the most affected due to seasonal and common illnesses as it affects the health of the staff. And since most common illnesses are easily transmitted it leads to major breakout in the office, thus leading to absence from work and invariably affecting the work load.

Ways to tackle common workplace illnesses

The ways to handle workplace illnesses and curb them, especially the common flu, is to administer yearly flu shots to the entire staff. The company can tie up with organizations that arrange for annual vaccinations, especially for corporate workplaces, organizations, businesses and government offices. Such yearly vaccinations are given keeping in mind the strains of viruses that are currently prevalent. Therefore the vaccine helps keep the common cold and flu at bay. To gain more knowledge when it comes to flu shots you can see this page for the details.

Apart from flu vaccinations there are other ways to handle common illnesses of the workplace and those include maintaining basic hygiene. This includes keeping a distance from the one suffering from cold and cough. Also, avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose frequently. Others must also frequently wash their hands. Frequently touched items such as doorknobs, computer keyboards, remotes and phones must be repeatedly disinfected.

Apart from these measures the sufferer must also take precautions. Firstly, they must take rest at home. If the symptoms are manageable they must avoid frequent contact with other staff members. If possible, the best solution for the sufferer would be to work from home whether via videoconferencing or phone or email. This will prevent the virus from spreading to others and not harm the work and associated targets.

Don’t ignore workplace illness and know about them

A few brave fellows try to ignore the symptoms and report to work either fearing leave from work or for being overly sincere and dedicated towards their work. But these so called ‘heroes’ who struggle and squint to even view the computer screen are the real culprits. That is because they are responsible for passing on the virus to everyone else in the workplace. The most common of these illnesses at work include common cold, influenza or flu, gastroenteritis, certain respiratory disorders, conjunctivitis and strep throat. There are a few other work place related disorders too, but those are not contagious. These include back pain, stress, musculoskeletal disorders, occupational asthma, upper limb disorders and occupational dermatitis. All these disorders are specific to certain type of work environment and not related to seasonal changes. Also, these are not common in a workplace.

In conclusion

Certain common illnesses at workplace, especially during seasonal changes, cannot be avoided. What can be done is to take precautions beforehand and be prepared for the situation.