Update your CPR manikin into a smart CPR manikin! Ready to take CPR training into the digital age? The Heartisense Premium Kit has you covered. It was only a matter of time before technological advancements made their way to the CPR training community. By January 31st, 2019, AHA is requiring teachers to use manikins that provides instrumented directive feedback to students.
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Two massive earthquakes hit Alaska Friday morning, triggering tsunami warnings that urged many residents to seek higher ground. Tsunamis don’t often get much national media attention or explanation in the United States where hurricanes and tornadoes are the more common form of natural disaster. But on days like today, it's helpful to know your science. So what is a tsunami, what causes it, and most importantly what happens when it hits land?
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you're travelling, you're in good company. AAA projects that over 54 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8% increase over last year. And all those travelers have at least one thing to be thankful for this holiday season: low gas prices. The price for a gallon of gas has plummeted to $2.68 nationwide due to a significant drop in oil prices.
It's a doggy dog world these days with hard working canines around every corner. Just like humans, a dog can put too much strain on its body from over exertion or even just choke from eating too quickly. While there are distinct roles in a pet-owner relationship, there are unique responsibilities for a dog owner. While no law requires you to know basic life support, it's still something to take seriously. That's why we here at CPR Savers wanted to take the time to talk about the importance of CPR training for animals.
Life fact: Everyone gets hurt sometimes. It can be anything from a turned ankle to a stiff lower back--and of course these pesky injuries always pop up when you least expect them. Ice and heat are both commonly used to treat injuries. But did you know that if you use the wrong one, you can actually make your situation worse? To find out the right way to treat an injury, let's take a look at the effectiveness of both methods and when you should use them.
Speaking from experience, I know that getting a new pet is very exciting. It's adding a new member to the family, who wouldn't be thrilled about that? And if you take home a little puppy or kitten you'll have your own pet to raise from birth. There is a lot to consider when picking a furry friend to adopt, especially if this will be the first pet in the household. Here's why choosing a senior dog or cat may be the absolute best thing you can do.
There is a lot of information online about the flu, and it's not easy to get the facts straight. What is the flu, and how do I prevent it? What should I do if I get it? Let's cut through all the noise and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about flu season with help from our good friends at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'Tis the season to be sickly. It may be called the most wonderful time of the year, yet it's still a mystery how there is so much cheer coupled with so much contagion in the air. Nevertheless, don't let germs be the reason you won't give Gram-Gram some holiday sugar. While sicknesses like strep throat and the flu seem to be at an all-time high during the colder times of year, nothing should ever discourage from the family love.
What are you going as for Halloween this year? Some people come up with creative, elaborate and timely ideas, while others stick to a "go-to" costume they can use again and again. Dressing up, going trick or treating, being with friends -- it's what Halloween is all about. But being out on the prowl at night can bring challenges and concerns for parents of eager candy-seekers. Keep the little ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween with these 5 safety tips.
Do you have a personal connection to breast cancer? If you or someone you love has ever had the disease, you may already know the facts. You may know that 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, or that this year over 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed. However, those of us in good health may not take time to think about the issue -- after all, it's easy to forget about when you're already in good health.
A student in Illinois saved his father's life by performing CPR until the paramedics arrived, using the skills he learned in a high school health class. That encounter helped spark the state to enact legislation compelling all high school students to get trained on how to operate mobile defibrillators and to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Across the country there is a movement to put CPR training in the classroom -- requiring that all high schoolers learn the skill before they can graduate. As of last year, 39 states had approved measures that would do just that. Is this the right way to go? Do you think this kind of policy is something that should be implemented nationwide?
Would you be able to help someone having a heart attack? More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals each year. Even the quickest first responders often take 8-12 minutes to reach a victim. Suffering a sudden cardiac arrest is a frightening and potentially tragic experience for a patient and their family. The helplessness of waiting for help to arrive while watching a loved one suffer--what a horrible feeling. Needless to say, during an emergency situation every second counts. Knowing how to properly use an AED will dramatically improve the odds of survival. AEDs are so incredible at saving lives that they're estimated to increase overall survival rates of sudden cardiac arrests by a whopping 70%.
The weather is changing! Cooler temperatures mean it's time to open the other side of your closet--you know, the side with the long sleeves and hoodies that get ignored during the dog days of summer. It's about time you showed them some love. And the best part about this time of year? The mild weather and dwindling crowds give you a good excuse to get away from the day-to-day grind and spend some time outdoors. Hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, rock climbing--the possibilities are endless.
Hurricane Florence is beating down the East Coast with strong winds, intense storm surge, and a whole lot of rain. Make that an unbearable amount of rain. According to forecasters, Florence's rain will reach 40 inches in some parts of the Carolinas. With all this happening in such a short period of time, the hope for residents affected by this monster storm is that they prepared adequately and evacuated in time.
The turn from summer to fall often comes with changes in weather and weekend plans for you and your family. And in many households across the country, the beach towels and sunglasses are replaced by cleats and shoulder pads. No matter your child's age or ability, player safety is on the forefront of parents' minds. While safety can never be guaranteed with any physical activity, there are ways for each player to be prepared.
Wildfires are burning brighter than Alicia Keys singing for The Hunger Games. It's terrible that people are losing their lives every day trying to survive and escape the infernos. In California, wildfires are popping up...well, like wildfires. 41 counties have reported a wildfire dating back to mid-February of this year. Everyone has an opinion on who or what is to blame for the blazes but that doesn't help fix the ultimate problem of improving the safety of victims of these tragic events.
Don’t you just love to be outdoors? It’s all about enjoying the fresh air and reaching the peak of the mountain. It’s even better when your best friend and furry companion goes with you—they love it even more!
School is back in session! What a wild summer it’s been. With all the world crisis and take off in social media culture, it is more imperative than ever to keep students connected to their schooling. Distractions are easy to come by in the modern age. This makes involvement from parents, to teachers, to faculty, vital to the success of our future collegiate scholars. After all, it takes a village. This isn’t an article advocating for the isolation of teens from social gatherings with their peers, but rather a friendly reminder that it is still important to monitor what your child may be exposed to, and how they learn to handle different situations. It can be difficult for some parents trying their hardest not to be “overbearing,” but experts at the Center for Disease Control have got some solid facts about the effectiveness of a strong parent-child relationship when it comes to the many hard lessons you must learn going through school, and eventually life. Staying connected now will ensure an even better connection in the future between you and your prodigy.
For every region of the world, there is at least one downside to living there. Whether it's the hurricanes and earthquakes in the east, wildfires in the west, or tornadoes in the Midwestern region, natural disasters can happen anywhere, at any time. How do you prepare when you never know when something is going to happen? More than 60% of Americans are completely unprepared and it is as easy as having a survival kit in a handy place.
Believe it or not, people go hiking in hot weather all over the country during the summer days. Even in sweltering conditions, like the intense desert of Southeastern Arizona. Yes, it is very possible to have an enjoyable hike out in the igneous desert. However, there are several ways to approach the task without perishing. Provided below are suggestions that should carefully be thought out to hike smart and stay safe on the trails.
Head, shoulders, knees, toes, eyes, ears, mouth, and nose. Who doesn’t love 'The Head and Shoulders Song?' Anyone with HFMD, that’s who! So naturally, you would want to know how someone can constantly avoid touching the various appendages and features of the human body. Well it’s quite simple. If you had a disease on your hands known as Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease, the last thing you’d want to do is spread it to the other 2 areas that the disease encompasses in the name. Luckily this disease is rare but can prove fatal if other health complications are added to the mix. Which if you have HFMD, you most likely will have other health complications as well.