Importance of CPR: 8 Reasons to Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Every year, over 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital setting. Considering they can do serious damage within a short amount of time, or can even be fatal, this is an alarmingly high number. While you can’t stop cardiac arrests from happening, you can certainly be proactive and help mitigate the damage. How? Through the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, … Read More

How to Find an AED Box: 7 Life-Saving Tips

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An AED, or an automated external defibrillator, is an essential item to have when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest. The device is used to shock the person in cardiac arrest to bring them back to a healthy state. Although it might not seem like something you need to know about, you never know when someone around you could go into … Read More

What Is Hands-Only CPR And When To Perform It?

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When many of us were kids, we would daydream about being a superhero someday when we grew up. We imagined it would take super strength or x-ray vision or maybe a bite from a radioactive animal. But in truth, it only takes two steps to be a superhero. Hands-only CPR can make the difference between someone dying from a sudden … Read More

Important Bystander CPR Facts And Stats

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A multitude of links exists between human psychology and physiology. In a sense, we’re biological machines responding to chemical programming. You’ve probably heard an expression such as you are what you eat or garbage in garbage out.  When it comes to reacting in a tense situation, the more confident that we can have a non-determinantal effect weighs more heavily than … Read More

Pet First Aid: How to Perform Pet CPR

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One day, you’re eating dinner and you hear your puppy chewing on a toy. Suddenly, you hear him in distress, and it’s clear he is choking. By the time you run to his aid, he is unconscious from lack of oxygen. Or, perhaps your cat stops breathing due to an electrical shock, an allergic reaction or near-drowning. Cats are smart, … Read More

How Do You Know When It Is Time to Replace Your AED Device?

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Every year, more than 250,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest. A bystander using a defibrillator for cardiac arrest saves as many as 1,700 lives each year in the U. S. Each state has laws addressing mandatory AED device placement in public places. These buildings may include gyms/health clubs, schools, daycares, hospitals, dental offices, public pools, airports, and other public … Read More

3 Simple CPR Facts That Everyone Should Know

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In the United States, more than 400,000 victims die from cardiac arrest each year. It’s a very dramatic episode that can happen at any moment with no warning. Quick action is necessary to save a life, especially if no professional medical assistance is nearby to help. Many will recognize the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but are not clear on how to … Read More

Different Types of Emergencies and How Best to Respond to Them

Different Types of Emergencies and How Best to Respond to Them

60% of Americans are not prepared for a disaster. Whether the disaster happens at home or at work, it’s essential that everyone knows what to do in an emergency situation. There are many types of disasters and they all have a different way to resolve them. Some of these include seeking shelter, evacuating, calling 911 or another helpline, or performing a … Read More

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack: How Are They Different?

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Your heart is one of the most important organs in the body. And yet, it’s surprising how little people know about the health conditions which impact the heart.  People use the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” interchangeably. They think that they’re essentially the same thing. But, they are different in important ways. However, you may not think that the difference between … Read More

Emergency Response Planning: What You Should Know

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Workplace fatalities have fallen by 17% since 1992. Better guidelines, improved working conditions, and better emergency response planning have made workplaces safer. All accidents aren’t preventable, but having a plan in place reduces the number of occupational hazards. An ERP, or emergency response plan, comes down to education and knowing what to do in an emergency. Workers need clear instructions … Read More