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It’s amazing what people choke on nowadays. According to http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/safety-at-home-choking.aspx injury Facts 2017, Choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death. Numbers show that out of the 5,051 people who died from choking in 2015 there were 2,848 older than 74. Food is the main cause for most of the choking deaths. Seniors with Dentures or have difficulty swallowing can increase this risk. Also, don’t forget that children for some reason discover the world by putting things in their mouth and it’s important to monitor children when playing with certain toys the size of a marble. Children are also known for choking on food. According to https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/choking_prevention_for_children.htm At least one child dies from choking on food every five days in the U.S. and more than 12,000 children are taken to the hospital each year for food choking injuries.
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You have likely heard of first-, second-, and third-degree burns, but you might not know how to recognize them, avoid them, and respond to them when necessary.
When performing CPR, it's tantamount that you be able to clear the person's airway to allow your rescue breaths to reach their lungs. The two most common methods for opening the airway are the head-tilt/chin-lift and jaw-thrust maneuvers. While the head-tilt/chin-lift is the preferred method, it can be dangerous to use on a patient who may have a cervical spine injury.
According to the Mayo Clinic, for every three witnessed cardiac arrests that happen outside of a hospital, only one victim receives CPR from a bystander. The greatest reason bystanders are hesitent to help is because they aren't confident in their knowledge of CPR and fear hurting the person.
In an effort to bolster CPR and AED awareness, there has been a recent surge of states who have been passing new laws requiring high school graduates to take CPR training offered by the school. Kentucky has become the 35th state on the growing list.
"K.H." created a petition in late October asking the White House to launch a nation-wide campaign called "Start the Beat" in an effort to spread awareness of the seriousness of sudden cardiac arrest, the leading cause of death in the United States. Citing other national campaigns like "Stop, drop, and roll" and "Stop the bleed," K.H. hopes that "Start the Beat" will become common knowledge to citizens in the U.S.
At only 868 signatures so far, the Start the Beat petition needs more than 99,000 more signatures by November 20 to get a response from the White House. Sign the petition and help spread the word about heart health!
Across the nation, twenty-seven states have made CPR mandatory for high school graduation and twelve states have bills introduced into legislation.
June 1 to 7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week.
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation estimates approximately 326,000 people of all ages will experience a sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital and 9 out of 10 of these victims will die each year.
We can help reduce this statistic by learning Hand-Only CPR and remembering these two simple steps!
Yesterday, we all awoke to the news of the attacks in Brussels, Belgium. While I was greatly saddened and my heart was burden for the victims and their families, I was also encouraged as the photos of first responders and trained CPR/AED laypersons assisting victims and saving lives. The actions of such a few deluded individuals led to the destruction of many, but the actions of the few well-trained, dauntless medical professionals and laypersons, saved many lives.
What if this happened in your city? Are you as prepared as you should or could be? I don’t believe we should live in the spirit of fear, but shouldn’t we be ready for any emergency? Semper Paratus! Please click Read More for tips regarding maintaining your CPR/AED Certification and your equipment!
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