Great American Smokeout

Posted by Elijah on 11/20/2017 to Physical Health
Great American Smokeout

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time for giving has arrived. Hopefully, you’re prepared for the bonding moments of the holidays. Plus, who isn’t excited about the food? With all this joy and merriment in the air, naturally, you’d want to point your nose to the sky and take it all in. However, it’s hard to enjoy the smells of freshly baked fruit cake or peppermint with the air polluted with heinous cigarettes. Nothing takes away from a family outing more than when daddy needs to step outside for a smoke break. The gift that really keeps on giving is a smoker making the resolution to stop smoking for the holidays and start committing to a healthier more active lifestyle. Your family will thank you, and CDC will always be there for support.

Prestan AED UltraTrainer — Why the Pad Sensing System?

Posted by Brendon on 10/18/2017
Prestan AED UltraTrainer — Why the Pad Sensing System?

If you are shopping for the ultimate AED trainer, researching the Prestan AED UltraTrainer, or maybe just purchased one, you might be taking a look at the long list of unique features that Prestan is offering with their latest product. On that list, you might have noticed that the AED UltraTrainer's pads are not just ordinary training pads: they offer something called the Pad Sensing System.

Product Video: Emergency Go Kit

Posted by Paul on 10/11/2017 to Emergency Care

The Prestan UltraTrainer

Posted by Paul on 9/21/2017 to Emergency Care

The Prestan AED UltraTrainerTM provides the options instructors have been waiting for. Combining the most recent technology with realistic features not found on other AED Trainers, this product will excel in any training atmosphere. It is a compact and customizable unit providing quality, durability and affordability. The Prestan AED UltraTrainerTM is sure to be an industry favorite.

Surviving Natural Disasters

Posted by Sophia on 9/5/2017 to Safety Tips
Surviving Natural Disasters

We know during certain times throughout the year we have extreme seasons. Not just Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. For example, we have a Monsoon Season in Arizona which occurs between June and September. We have a Tornado season on the East side of the Rocky Mountains between March and June. We Also have a Hurricane Season from June to November.

These seasons can bring about natural disasters that cause serious destruction to our homes, lands, and streets, creating a crisis that can and will continue even after the natural disaster has moved on. A Natural Disaster is an event such as a flood, earthquake, tornado, or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life. When these disasters strike they normally come with little or no warning and not all of us are prepared for these moments.

AHA 2019 Regulation - CPR Feedback Devices

Posted by Elijah on 8/25/2017 to Medical Regulations

AHA is taking CPR training into the digital age! Nowadays, everything is with digital assistance. The many benefits of present day technological advances have assisted in margins all over the globe; it was only a matter of time before these advancements made their way over to the CPR training community. By January 31st of 2019, AHA is making it regulation to be teaching CPR with a manikin that provides instrumented directive feedback to students.

This change is in hopes that we will see an increase in lives saved by CPR across the board. This doesn’t mean that your current manikins will be rendered obsolete. Manufacturers have begun to release various devices to make the change as smooth as possible. Of course, your friends at CPR Savers are going to give you the lowdown on what’s out and what’s coming so you may make an educated decision on what device would work best for you and your budget.

Back to School Safety

Posted by Sophia on 8/23/2017 to Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! After a long summer, it’s time for children to go back to school again. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the school year, there is also an increase in vehicle/pedestrian accidents in school zones. It would be in your best interest to take certain precautions to ensure the safety of your children.

Firework Safety

Posted by Kat on 6/28/2017 to Safety Tips
Firework Safety

With the approach of Independence Day, we can all prepare for some fun, festivities, parades, food, and of course FIREWORKS. Crowds of people, mixed with open flames is something that can turn completely chaotic if the proper knowledge, and preparation isn’t applied. Professionals put on their own firework displays for the public to enjoy but of course there is still the fireworks that can be purchased at a local market or a firework stand. Although these fireworks are for the public to purchase, it does not mean that they are deemed safe.

Incognito Influenza

Posted by Elijah H. on 6/20/2017 to Safety Tips
Incognito Influenza

Music festivals, Holiday gatherings, Summer events, and pandemic flu virus go hand in hand around this time of bustling year. If you’re out having fun in the sun this summer, you should be aware of the dangers that lurk in the common air. Close quarter events can easily turn from a blast to a bad day, especially for individuals not implementing NPIs in their everyday life. CDC describes NPIs (non pharmaceutical Interventions) as “actions that people and communities can take, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medications, to help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses.” These are also known as mitigation strategies.

Hurricane Safety

Posted by Elijah H. on 6/12/2017
Hurricane Safety

No one minds being rocked like a hurricane if it’s at the hands of 80’s hit band Scorpians! However, being rocked by an actual hurricane wouldn’t be such a good experience. The horrors of a hurricanes are all too real, and if you aren’t prepared, and fail to take the necessary precautions. When it comes to knowing the basics and beyond, luckily experts at CDC have been consistent about keeping the public updated on tips and tricks to keep you and your family safe from this unavoidable disaster.

Sun Exposure

Posted by Kat on 6/2/2017 to Safety Tips
Sun Exposure

Our skin is an important part of our body. Skin is the largest organ in a human. It covers our entire skeletal structure, and can become a painful inconvenience when, and if it gets damaged. Bruises, cuts, scrapes, and even sunburn. Sunburn is a silent attacker that has gotten over one third of adults, and almost one third of the teen population.

Tick Borne Illness

Posted by DEVIN on 5/30/2017 to Safety Tips
Tick Borne Illness

With the increasing number in tick borne illnesses, it is becoming more and more important to be aware of the risk, as well as the prevention. Ticks are commonly known to be more active in the spring, summer, and early-fall. This fact highly increases the potential for you, your loved ones, or your pets to be bitten. According to the Center for Disease Control has reported that over thirty thousand cases of Lyme disease are reported annually in the just the United States alone. It is essential that you be mindful to the possibility of being infected and take the necessary steps to ensure that you are protected from these silent killers.

The Human Heart

Posted by KAT on 5/19/2017 to Physical Health
The Human Heart
The human heart is a very strong, hardworking engine inside the human body. Each part within the heart has their own unique auto responsive job working together to power the entire body. As we all know, the heart is a pump which moves the blood through the body constantly. The arteries and veins can be thought of as the pipes of the engine that flow blood throughout the entire body. The various parts of the heart which are known as chambers, have distinct functions as previously mentioned.

Sleep Deprivation Dangers

Posted by KAT on 5/12/2017 to Physical Health
Sleep Deprivation Dangers

Sleep deprivation is an easily-developed type of sleep disorder commonly known as insomnia. This sleeping disorder affects the pattern, or consistency, of a person’s sleeping habits. Whether you are not sleeping enough or not sleeping well, this disorder has been linked to numerous health issues and heightened health risks. Insomnia is an easily recognizable disorder that clearly affects your mental and physical performance, and has also shown to negatively affect emotional function and understanding. The diagnosis of this disorder is often overlooked and symptoms are mistakenly attributed to a hectic schedule at work, home, or other areas in life.

Snake Bite Facts

Posted by CPR Savers on 5/5/2017
Snake Bite Facts

According to Healthline.com, over 7,000 snake bites are reported yearly just in the United States alone. Imagine that number on top of the snake bite encounters that go unreported throughout the year.

Not all snake bites are fatal, but there is the considerable risk of an allergic reaction or an infection. With that in mind, all snake bites should be taken seriously and treated immediately with the proper knowledge and materials. Treating the snake bite as soon as capable significantly lowers these risks, and generally shortens the victim’s recovery time. It is highly recommended to get to a medical facility to initiate emergency treatment of all snake bites. Remember: always treat a snake bite as though it is venomous.

Lead Poisoning... A Reminder

Posted by KAT on 4/28/2017 to Safety Tips
Lead Poisoning... A Reminder

Lead poisoning, whether in small or substantial amounts, can both severely affect mental and physical development in children as well as in adults. However, children below the age of 6 years old are known to be more susceptible to encountering a lead based material, or object and becoming contaminated. This fact is supported by the idea of younger children who normally tend to put their hands, or items in their mouth. Lead based paint has been seen to be used when making children’s toys, painting older homes before the ban of lead based paint in 1978, or even from the soil in which we plant our fruits and vegetables to be eaten from. Although to this day many of these products have been recalled, and steps have been taken to cease further production of these chemicals, we are still finding lead in our water system from which we bathe in, drink from, wash our hands, rinse our fruits and vegetables, water our plants, and so on.

Tobacco: A Dangerous Addiction

Posted by Kat on 1/23/2017 to Physical Health
Tobacco: A Dangerous Addiction

Tobacco is not just one of the five main leading causes of death in the world today, but also a billion-dollar industry robbing the funds of society through addiction-based products. Cigarettes come in all different quantities, sizes, colors, prices, intensity, and flavors, but they all have the same negative affect on a user’s body—and budget.

The first step to quitting is accepting the fact that you want to be healthy and no longer fund your destruction. 18 of every 100 adults, 25–44 years old (meaning 17.7% of Americans) smoke cigarettes regularly throughout the week, and that’s not including international statistics. The British American Tobacco company has agreed to merge with big time U.S. tobacco company Reynolds American as of 01/17/2017, promising to become an $86 billion-dollar tobacco company that already has a standing reputation in the international market. Based upon the statistics and recent facts, we can now see room for much more profit, hence much more production, hence many more users, hence many more deaths.

What is Pulse Oximetry?

Posted by Rhett on 1/10/2017 to Physical Health
What is Pulse Oximetry?

If you've been to the doctor recently, you can probably still recall the tiny device that the nurse clipped loosely onto the tip of your finger. You most likely didn't ask about it, but this cute, little clip—called a pulse oximeter—was reading your oxygen saturation levels, a metric used to determine how much oxygen is available in your blood. As a vital element that our organs need in order to keep working, low levels could indicate a serious issue—even a level below 92% can suggest hypoxia (deprivation of adequate oxygen).

2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Posted by Rhett on 12/6/2016 to Safety Tips
2 Million Pounds of Chicken Recalled

Almost 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken was recalled this month, expanding from the original November 23rd recall of 17,439 pounds. Although the recall is only a safety procedure, and it is not certain that the chicken is undercooked or contains dangerous bacteria, National Steak and Poultry urges everyone to take special precaution and either dispose of the food immedaitely or return it to the place of purchase.

All of the ready-to-eat packaged chicken was produced between August 20 and November 30 of this year. Check here for a complete list of all recalled chicken products, available on the US Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

Getting a Broken Bone to Heal Faster

Posted by Sandy on 11/29/2016 to Physical Health
Getting a Broken Bone to Heal Faster

Car accident, sports, or even just a bad fall. Dealing with a broken bone can be tough. Not only do you have to deal with the pain, but the disruption it causes to our school and work lives and freetime can be debilitating and downright depressing. Even just a minor leg fracture could take six to eight weeks to properly heal, and the older you are, the more time it may take.

There's no doubt that anyone who has suffered from a broken bone wants one thing more than anything else: to get fixed faster. Luckily, there are steps that you can take to make sure that your bone gets the proper nutrition and attention it needs to mend itself quickly, so that you can get back to living your action-filled life in comfort.

First Aid Care for Burns

Posted by Rhett on 11/28/2016 to Emergency Care
First Aid Care for Burns

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.

Dementia in Americans Over 65 Falls by 24%

Posted by Sandy on 11/22/2016 to Physical Health
Dementia in Americans Over 65 Falls by 24%

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe conditions in which loss of memory or thinking skills prevents a person from performing everyday tasks. Alzheimer's disease is the most common instance of dementia, but there are other diseases and conditions, including vitamin definciences, that can cause the symptoms of dementia.

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