According to the American Heart Association’s newly released “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2018 Update”, there are more than 350,000 "Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests" (OHCA) annually in the U.S., nearly 90% of them fatal, . Affecting an estimated 356,461 people of any age .
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New requirements for Adult CPR training courses using CPR feedback devices to help improve training skills American Heart Association On August 15, 2017, the American Heart Association published on August 15, 2017, that they "will now require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device in all courses that teach adult CPR skills, effective January 31, 2019.
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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.