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Health Resources

Three most Non-Communicable Diseases in the Bahamas

SUPERsized Surgery

Obesity, which is characterized as having a body mass index (BMI) equal to, or greater than 30, is a serious and growing epidemic worldwide. According to a study conducted by the World Health Organization

Hypertension & Surgery Risks

Blood pressure readings fall into four categories with “normal blood pressure” being the lowest and “Stage 2 high blood pressure” being the highest. An ideal blood pressure reading for an adult is less than 120 systolic and less than 80 diastolic.

Diabetes and Surgery

Diabetes is a chronic, non -communicable disease that not only causes death but also loss of limbs. In 2012, diabetes was deemed a “national epidemic” in The Bahamas with a rate of 29.2 deaths per 100,000 persons annually. By 2014

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The Single-Port Solution

All about Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

Single-port laparoscopy is a form of laparoscopic surgery that is performed through a single port (or incision) unlike traditional multi-port laparoscopic surgery that uses four to five incisions. A camera and surgical instruments are the

Prescription: Bush?

Bahamian Bush Medicine vs Prescription Drugs

Bahamians have been curing ailments with herbal remedies, or “bush medicine”, for hundreds of years. The art of using plants and vines to cure anything from colds and flu, to asthma, to sunburn, to more serious illnesses, was brought to

Child Teen Health

Parents guides to growing up healthy

There may be few things scarier to a parent than the thought of their child going, “under the knife”. Undergoing surgery can be a new and worrisome experience for adults but even more so for a child. Concerns surrounding anesthesia, recovery time

PROGRAMS & CLASSES

Learn through this classroom-based course, how to enhance your skills in treating adult victims of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies, while earning your Basic Life Support Certification. Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, including emergency medical techniciansparamedics, and by laypersons who have received BLS training. Many countries have guidelines on how to provide basic life support (BLS) which are formulated by professional medical bodies in those countries. The guidelines outline algorithms for the management of a number of conditions, such as cardiac arrestchoking and drowning. BLS does not include the use of drugs or invasive skills, and can be contrasted with the provision of Advanced Life Support (ALS). Firefighter, lifeguards, and police officers are often required to be BLS certified. BLS skills are also appropriate for many other professions, such as daycare providers, teachers and security personnel and social workers especially working in the hospitals and ambulance drivers.
First Care Training Services Ltd. provides basic and advanced life support skills-training for the general public from CPR to Paramedic training. First Care Training Services Ltd. also certifies graduates and healthcare providers. You can learn CPR and First Aid quickly and easily with our interactive online class. Our course, presented by certified instructors, includes video demonstrations of Adult, Child and Infant CPR. Our online training course offers high quality instruction for people who prefer not to spend 4-9 hours in a classroom. All instructions in this free program follows the same guidelines as the American Red Cross® and The American Heart Association® and designed to provide students with the basic skills of CPR and First Aid.A quick test will go over everything you learned in this class. After you successfully complete our course you will be directed to our certification page where you’ll be able to order your Wall Certificate or Wallet Card. Our CPR and First Aid certification are issued by the American Life & Health Foundation® and are valid for 2 years. Register Today, Email  firstcareinfo@themednetgroup.com or Call: 325.4212