It's flu season coming up, and no one wants to catch the flu so make sure to be taking precautions this year! While there are may ways to prevent the flu, washing hands, getting vaccinated and wearing a mask are the top three! Facemasks add an extra layer to protect you from all the germs that people spread.
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More home fires and deaths happen from November to April because of the holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you must keep your home and family safe, as well as being prepared! It's essential to have a fire escape plan that everyone in your household knows in case of an emergency.
Cardiac arrest happens when your heart unexpectedly fails, resulting in a loss of consciousness. In order for a potentially good cardiac arrest outcome, CPR and defibrillation needs to be started as soon as possible. With each vital second passing, without proper treatment, the odds of survival are meek. That is why it is important to have trained personnel on standby, in case of a sudden disturbance in the heart's electrical status, causing the heart to fail. But, most of the time cardiac arrest happens out of the hospital setting.
A community in Tuscon, Arizona has formulated a study to help improve response time for out of hospital cardiac arrest. Check out the full article here to see all the data that was collected and provided by the mock scenarios that were performed.Elsvier: Local volunteer network improves response times
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.
The PRESTAN® Adult Professional CPR-AED Manikins will now have open nose holes.
Are you prepared for an emergency? According to the Ad Council, "69% of Americans have not made an emergency plan, and are not prepared." Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, and being prepared is essential. You can't stop a disaster from happening, but you can prepare for one.
Need an AED? Check out our newest addition! Our most tech-savvy AED yet! Our LifePak CR2 Defibrillator is everything you need at the touch of your fingers. One of the many features is ClearVoice technology. This lets the AED automatically adjust the volume level on its own depending on the surrounding environment. Whether it is noisy or quiet, you can clearly hear the instructions that are being given by the AED. This life saving technology needs no extra pads! The LifePak CR2 comes with 2 modes, Adult and Child. The Child setting lowers the energy levels for children without needing to change electrodes. This AED has 18 different languages installed. With both full and semi automatic options available, this AED also comes installed with an EMS LifeLink System, alerting the EMS when the device is being used.
The NEW exclusive Prestan TAKE2 CPR Training Kit is now available from CPR-Savers!
Introducing The Prestan® Ultralite Manikin 12-Pack.
Prestan's most portable manikin, the Ultralite Manikin is now available in an ULTRA-CONVENIENT 12-PACK!
When you think of drone delivery, you probably think of getting a package delivered at your front door by some futuristic Amazon robot that saves everyone time and money. It might even become the standard for package delivery in the not-too-distant future. But for now, drones could serve a much different purpose. A new study from Drone Delivery Canada tested emergency calls to see if their unmanned aircraft, the “DDC Sparrow Drone” would be able to outpace a traditional ambulance delivery.
Do you like listening to music while working out? Maybe it’s to keep your mind off the daily grind or just something to help pass the time on the treadmill. As it turns out, music actually helps you work out. A new study has concluded that all people—whether they’re normally active or inactive—can benefit from listening to music while they exercise.
Sometimes, life can feel stale, boring, or even depressing. Do you ever go outside to get some fresh air and come back feeling refreshed, energized, or just “better?” Research published in Scientific Reports found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in nature a week are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological well-being than those who don't visit nature at all during an average week.
Did you know that you can save a life? June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week, which helps remind people that every second counts in a cardiac arrest situation, and people can save lives by knowing how to properly perform CPR and operate an AED.
For two weeks, tornadoes have ravaged the nation. Weather officials logged at least 8 tornado reports per day across the U.S. on each of the last 13 days. 7 people have died in the past week due to tornadoes in Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and Ohio, and 38 people have died in tornadoes in the U.S. so far this year. Tornado reports have exploded recently after several years of low activity. As of Friday, the Storm Prediction Center has reported 1,008 tornadoes so far in 2019.
Summer is almost here! Whether your calendar is jam-packed, or you’re taking a relaxing vacation, summer is a time of outdoor fun and excitement. Summer also means higher temperatures and even heat waves, which puts a premium on staying cool. Our friends over at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have come out with a list of tips for a healthier and happier summer.
We use digital technology every day for getting across town, checking the latest news, and communicating with people around the world. But would you trust a machine—not a human doctor—to diagnose a serious health condition? A lot of people are saying "yes."
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death for young athletes. In fact, every 3 days a young athlete in the United States dies from sudden cardiac arrest. Even healthy, seemingly low-risk youth can experience this when performing strenuous activities. And the likelihood only increases with age: Spectators at sporting events are also more likely to need medical assistance related to heart problems.
2019 is set to be the worst year for measles in the U.S. since the year 2000, when the disease was thought to be eliminated. As of April 19, at least 626 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states, with numbers expected to quickly surpass the previous yearly record of 667 in 2014.
According to the United Nations, 51% of the world now has access to broadband internet service. What does that mean for healthcare? This week, after 2 years of research, the World Health Organization (WHO) released their first ever recommendations on digital health technology.
People don’t dial 911 when things are going well. There’s an immediate need—typically one that requires a high degree of knowledge and clarity; and you expect the voice on the other end to have all the skills and tools to help you. But as it turns out, that’s not always the case.