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5 tips to avoid accidents in your home

14th December 2021
"We may feel safe in our own homes, but there are risks are all around so we all need to take action to make our homes as safe as possible."

Accidents can easily be prevented by being aware of the dangers and hazards that are in the home. We may feel safe in our own homes, but there are risks are all around so we all need to take action to make our homes as safe as possible.

Don’t overload sockets

Many older homes contain electrical systems, which aren't properly equipped to handle modern power demands.

Don’t tempt fate by plugging too many devices into the same socket. Never plug more than two appliances into an outlet at once.

Using extension cords to plug multiple appliances into one outlet, is also strongly discouraged.  

Large appliances such as your refrigerator should have an outlet to themselves. Contact a professional if you hear a sound coming from the outlet or smell something burning.

Keep knives out of reach

Whether they are in use or not, are sure all knives are kept out of reach and are properly secured.

When you are using them, make sure they are not resting on something that can easily be pulled down.

Get in the habit of placing knives on a flat, clutter-free surface to ensure they won’t accidentally fall.

Knives should be stored, blade down, in a designated container, far from the reach of children.

Say no to smoking in the house

The best way to prevent smoking-related injuries and accidents is to not allow them in your home.

Any paraphernalia, such as matches and lighters, should be kept out of reach.

If someone is smoking outside, provide them with an ashtray so that they can safely extinguish the cigarette.

Storing Medicines & Cleaning Supplies

Accidentally ingesting a harmful, poisonous substance is a lot easier than you may think.

Medication bottles look a lot alike, so clearly mark everything and keep it all out of reach of your children.

If you're on several medications, you may want to get a weekly pillbox to keep it all organized.

Also, make sure that your child doesn't have access to any harmful solvents or cleaners -- the area under your kitchen sink is a veritable collection of deadly liquids.

Stair safety

Stairs can be the cause of accidents for many different reasons.

To best avoid falls make sure your handrail runs the full length of the staircase, carpets are secure, and do not put area rugs or mats at the base or top of the stairs.

Also if you paint basement stairs it will be beneficial to add some sand to the paint to give the stairs more traction.

For outside steps that are not well lit, paint the edges white so they can be seen in the dark.

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What Medical Devices Should I Have At Home

19th August 2020
"Taking care of your health is now in your own hands."

Going for a regular check-up of the blood sugar level, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and even pulse rate in a hospital is a tedious task if it must be done on a daily basis and sometimes multiple times in a single day. So to omit this necessity to visit hospitals, path labs for these minor but necessary indicators of our health there are various portable medical devices in the market, which can be easily used at our home by us. This not only saves our time and money but the use of such home medical devices will prevent you from getting infected from other diseases in the hospital itself.

Here are the lists of the essential home medical equipment one must have in their house for regular monitoring or for some emergency situations:

1)Digital Thermometer

Must have medical devices at home for well-being

It is the most common medical device we find in almost every house. A digital thermometer is used to check and monitor the body temperature in decimal points, for an accurate and specific reading. They are easier to read and some are built with timer or alarms for different uses. They run on battery and it can be replaced when required. These digital thermometers can be bought from any medical store in the market.


2)Pulse Oximeter

Must have medical devices at home for well-being

This is small equipment that clips onto a person’s finger, pulse oximeter measures pulse and the percentage of oxygen in the blood. It is mostly used for monitoring patients in hospital including those who have had some surgeries or by people with respiratory problems staying at home. This device helps us to decide whether the patient needs extra oxygen. A pulse oximeter runs on battery and provides real-time results on a small LED (light-emitting diode) display on the device itself. Relying only on clinical tests or waiting for advanced symptoms like shortness of breath to occur may delay the treatment and the patient may become critical due to the loss of this precious time. Regular monitoring of oxygen level will help us to take actions sooner instead of waiting for shortness of breath or pneumonia to occur.


3) Digital Blood Pressure Meter

Must have medical devices at home for well-being

Many people still visit clinics for their Blood pressure checked in Nepal. This is because they don’t have an idea about the digital Bp machine and to operate the manual Bp machine one must be trained. So having the digital BP meter in the home will make it easier to monitor one’s Bp level whenever you want. This is to manage certain health conditions by measuring it, keeping a log of the measurement to show to the doctor and if you take medicines to control your blood pressure, it will help document if they are working. Measuring your blood pressure at home is a good way to take part in managing your health.



Must have medical devices at home for well-being

A glucometer is a small, portable machine that's used to measure sugar level in the blood (also known as the blood glucose level). People with diabetes often use a blood glucose meter to help them manage their condition. As other devices above it also run on battery and testing the blood sugar level is so simple that anyone can do it when required. It consists of the test strip which is placed on the glucometer then a small lancing device is used to draw blood without pain from the patient's finger then the blood which will be held on the edge of the test strip then the glucometer will give the result after few seconds. In this way, we will get the monitoring of glucose level at home without any hassle. This device can be bought from any medical store.


5) First Aid Kit/Emergency Medical Supplies

Must have medical devices at home for well-being

Last but not least is the emergency medicine supplies and First Aid kit which are very important for the unknown emergencies that may occur in the future. Some of the international standard first aid kits or devices include bandages, ace bandage, compression stocking, snakebite kit, heating pad, ice pad, and defibrillator. Here device like defibrillator is used to restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart.

They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven or that is too slow or too fast. Defibrillators can also restore the heart's beating if the heart suddenly stops.

 With all the above most common home medical equipment, another hot topic regarding health care at home is Tele health, this is one of the important technology which is health care facilitated by telecommunications technology, that has begun to transform the home care landscape and promises to grow substantially in coming years. Currently, simple technologies (e.g., e-mail, the Internet, cell phones) can be used to monitor people’s health at a distance.

High-resolution visual images and audio can be transmitted through telephone lines or broadband connections. In coming years, remote monitoring will increase dramatically and will involve more types of equipment in the home; technologies such as wireless electronics and digital processing will support communication between a diverse set of devices and remote health care providers.

There are various new inventions been going on in the field of home medical devices that have made our life a bit easier and comfortable helping us to monitor and control our own health from home.


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Bad Household Habits to Stop Now

12th December 2021
"Home is the place we live throughout our life and in order to make our environment healthy, our home should be kept clean and healthy."

Home is the place we live throughout our life and in order to make our environment healthy, our home should be kept clean and healthy.

We all have bad habits and among them in this article, we will talk about different types of household habits that should be stopped right now:

Rinsing food down the sink

Washing away excess food down the sink before doing the dishes is an easy habit to get into but this is a really bad habit that can clog up your drain and cause blockages.

Instead, scrape any leftover food into the bin before washing the dishes – it might be more time-consuming, but it’s better than dealing with the sink filled with foods.

Leaving dishes to soak in the sink


We all have a habit of leaving dishes in the sink for a long time. Leaving dishes in there for too long can allow the bacteria to grow on those.

Bacteria that you will be consuming later on. So to avoid this you really need to stop this habit of leaving dishes in the sink for a long period of time.

Painting over rusty railings


Another habit we have is painting over the rust. If the railings in your garden or balcony are starting to rust, applying a fresh coat of paint directly over them won’t solve the problem.

This is because rust prevents new paint from taking hold, so you’ll need to scrape it off and start from scratch.

Not cleaning the TV remote


This one is all too easy to forget but when you think about the number of times your TV remote is touched every day, it makes sense to clean it every week or on alternative days.

All you need to do is remove the batteries, then use a cloth and rubbing alcohol to clean all over the remote. If there’s dirt wedged in the gaps around the buttons, use a toothpick to remove it.

Not wiping door handles

Door handles

When we clean our homes, we forget about the door handles. It is constantly used throughout the day and touched by every family member so it might carry harmful microbes.

It is obvious that diseases bacteria transfer from one person to another. You need to keep germs in check by remembering to disinfect your door handles at the end of every day.

Forgetting to clean stove knobs

This is the most neglected thing by us. We all need to keep in mind that the dials are regularly splattered with food and touched frequently between preparations.

So it is very necessary to give them a thorough clean. All you need to do is remove the knobs and wash them in hot soapy water.

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