September 5, 2018
Can an Aspirin a day Keep the Doctor Away?

They Say an Aspirin a day can keep you, doctor, away.  Ok, we all know that rhyme and I think it was suppose to be for your dentist with Apples.  So does low dose aspirin a day help keep you from having a heart attack or stroke?   According to the American Heart Association, they advise […]

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August 29, 2018
New AHA Standard

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that by 2019 all CPR training will require the student to perform CPR with a feedback device.  What does this mean you may ask?  This means when you take a CPR class, and when you have to perform compressions on the manikin, the manikin will have a device […]

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May 16, 2018
How to Operate an AED without Shocking Self

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] The Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) is a life-saving device that can help reverse sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).  You may see these AEDs hanging on the wall at the airport, museums, and in a designated building where schools and a large number of people do business. [/cs_text][x_custom_headline level="h2" looks_like="h3" accent="false"]When should […]

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May 9, 2018
May is National Electrical Safety Month

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] The month of May is national electrical safety month.  This is when we need to be more vigilant on electrical safety at work and home.  Electrical injuries can be painful and in some cases fatal.  According to the Bureau of labor and statistic data compiled by Electrical Safety Foundation International […]

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May 4, 2018
EMR and Fentanyl Exposures

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] There is a significant crisis of opioids in America.  One of most potent opioids is Fentanyl.  When EMRs respond to medical emergencies associated with opioid issues they could have exposure to the drug like Fentanyl.   [/cs_text][x_custom_headline level="h2" looks_like="h3" accent="false"]What can EMRs do to protect them from Fentanyl Exposure?[/x_custom_headline][cs_text] Fentanyl exposure […]

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April 25, 2018
Why you need to know Wilderness First Aid?

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] Have you ever been in a situation where it seems that no one is around for miles?  Have you thought that I hope we do not break down in this area because of lack of cell service?  These questions are good reasons why you should know about Wilderness First Aid.  […]

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April 18, 2018
How to stop Severe Bleeding

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] When a person is injured, they can become damaged by severe bleeding.  Bleeding can happen in internally or externally (which is called an Open Wound).  Any bleeding can become life-threatening.   According to the Mayo Clinic, if you come across an open wound that has severe bleeding, you need to expose […]

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April 11, 2018
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] There are a lot of distractions in our cars when driving. We have cell phones, Navigation screens, car stereos and eating while behind the wheel all add up to distractions.  These distractions can lead to accidents and fatalities.   According to National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA): In 2015, 3,477 […]

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March 14, 2018
March is eye wellness month

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] In any workplace, like construction sites with hazards, each employee should have eye protection.  The month of March is Eye wellness month.   By the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): Each day about 2000 US workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical attention. About one-third of […]

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February 14, 2018
What Is New In Acute Stroke Treatment?

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id="1"][cs_element_row _id="2"][cs_element_column _id="3"][cs_text _order="0"] 2018 began with a landmark study led by Gregory Albers, MD, Stanford School of Medicine showing that acute strokes can be treated hours longer after symptoms appear than previously thought. The DEFUSE 3 trial (Diffusion and Perfusion Imaging Evaluation for Understanding Stroke Evaluation) published in The New England Journal of […]

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