The simple act of swallowing medications can be a real problem for many of us. Here are two tips to try and make pill or capsule swallowing a little easier. They are based on the results of a study of 151 adults ranging in age from 18 to 85 who were asked to swallow 16 … Continue reading Difficulty swallowing pills? Try these two methods.
How do they get there? How do we get rid of them? And do we need to worry about them in the first place? Perhaps you have been a patient in hospital and had a drip running. And perhaps you have looked down and noticed some tiny bubbles in the IV. Somewhat alarmed you watch … Continue reading There’s an air bubble in my IV line. Should I panic?
It really hurts! And you asked for some painkillers ages ago. What's taking so long? How hard can it be? No nurse wants to see you experiencing pain. Most of the time, analgesia will be given to you quickly, but there are many reasons why it might take a while. workloads The hospital is a … Continue reading Why is it taking so long for the nurse to get my painkillers?
So your child develops a fever. They seem otherwise OK and are still running around like crazy. But you are concerned that they might be getting sick. Should you give them a dose of paracetamol? Fever is one of the most common symptoms of illness in children. And it is one of the most frequent … Continue reading Giving paracetamol syrup to your kids.