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Electric / Lightning Shock

Electric shock occurs when a person is exposed or touched an electrical outlet. Electrical current flow through the body (the human body is a conductor of electricity) could potentially cause harm such as thermal burns, injuries to muscles or internal organs and disturbance of the heart function which can lead …

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What Is Injury

Medical conditions resulting from injuries are common. Injuries sustained by any age groups are among the most common cause of hospitalisations and deaths in government hospitals. Injury can be divided into unintentional (accidental) which is the most common type, followed by intentional (non-accidental). PCommon causes of unintentional injury : Road …

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Work Rehabilitation

Introduction Everybody knows the important of work in daily life. American Occupational Therapy Association recognized work as; paid or unpaid activity that contributes for society. Work is an activity involved element of work skills, physical ability and behavior. (Jacobs et al.,1992).Jastrebowski (1857) stated that work is life and who complained …

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Nearly Drowning

Introduction Near drowning is severe oxygen deprivation (suffocation) caused by submersion in water but not resulting in death. Lack of oxygen in the blood may lead to brain damage and death, and when this occurs, the event is called drowning. What are the symptoms of near drowning? Symptoms may vary …

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Burns

Introduction Burns are injuries to skin or deeper layers that result from exposure to either: heat ( thermal ) from fire, liquids or steam chemicals electricity and lighting radiation friction Symptoms Symptoms depend on the site, type, degree and severity of burn. Common symptoms are pain and redness. Swelling and …

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Poisoning

Introduction Poisoning is the harmful effect that occurs when a toxic substance enters the body system through : Swallowing Inhalation Contact with the skin or eyes. Common substances involved are : Drugs Household product Gases Agricultural products Industrial chemicals What are the features of poisoning? The symptoms depend on the …

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Fracture

Introduction A fracture is a break in a bone. What is fracture? Fractures are a result of strong force inflicted to the skeletal parts of the body. Fractures vary greatly in size and severity. They can range from a small crack fracture of the hand bone to life-threatening fracture of …

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