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How to keep workers cool in Hot Summers

The next few months are the hottest time of the year.  This is the time of year where we spend most of our time outside either working or playing.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has programs that promote keeping us fresh in such hot times. The OSHA’s heat and wellness prevention webpage is a great source to find …

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Hepatitis C Outbreak in Recent Years

One of many reasons why a first responder needs to have proper personal protection equipment (PPE). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a significant upward trend with Hepatitis C infections. The CDC has claimed that Hepatitis C infections have almost tripled in the last five years. This has been a fifteen year high according …

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Prepare of Nuclear Attack

Today the world seems more unsafe than ever, but we should not have to sit around and do nothing.  After the most recent terrorist attack in London and threats from insane countries, we need to be prepare for our worst nightmare. That is a nuclear attack on civilians.  From what Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of United Kingdom once said “prepare …

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Naloxone the New First Aid Drug

What is naloxone? It is a medication given to people who might be suffering from an opioid overdose. There are many opioids out there, and the reactions are similar. Opioids are usually medication like Vicodin, Heroin, Oxycontin, or Morphine. These drugs will lower respiration and slow heart beat. If someone is taking too much, they could lead to respiratory failure …

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Self-care vs Medicare

With the defeat of the new healthcare bill that failed to pass the House of Representatives last week, we now have to determine if we are going to rely on Medicare or selfcare. Medicare is relying on the government to make sure your health is in good standing. Selfcare is taking charge of your medical care. The reality is relying …

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How to Respond to Emergency Situations

When an actual emergency happens during your daily routine, it disrupts your normal train of thought.  The first thing that comes to mind is that this is not real and who ever is involved is just joking.  The next thing that comes to mind is the alert thought that says this is for real and what do we do? At …

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Holiday Electrical Safety

Many families have a tradition of putting up lights through their house and their tree. When you are setting up the decorative lights in your house be mindful for electrical safety. The Electrical Safety Foundation International ESFI offers a number of resources and suggestions for selecting, installing, and maintaining your lighted decorations. Think Safety is the best way to have a …

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Mylan pharmaceuticals Steers Effort to protect It’s High Prices

The Epi Pen crisis continues. From our previous blog we had let you know of the Pharmaceutcal company Mylan had increased the price of EpiPens for up to 600%.  Mylan Parmaceutical is only out to make a profit.  They do not care about the well being of the people they save with their medications. The EpiPen first used by the …

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First Aid from Sea Creatures Stings

In San Diego as Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, everyone seems to flock to the beaches. We all enjoy walking on the beach, surfing the waves, or just enjoy the sun.  The coast is full of life and sea creatures that can cause harm to unsuspected beach goer. Sea creatures such as fire coral, sea anemones, and …

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Mylan Makes Epi-pens too expensive

Do you rely on an epi-pen or know someone who does?  Epi-pens are a life saver when a person exposed to anything that triggers a serious allergic reaction.  Administering an epi-pen within minutes of a person going into anaphylactic shock will reduce the swelling to the point that their airway will not close. Only a few years ago you could …

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How important is Bloodborne Pathogens To You?

How are bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) important to you? The average person knows about having gloves on when someone is bleeding. The problem is that most people do not think of having these simple devices near them in the case of an emergency. It is hard to keep in mind dangers that we cannot …

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Who actually needs to be trained in CPR?

Around here at The Beating Heart Center we believe that everyone needs to be trained in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). There are some people that climb to the top of the list, simply because of what they do. When you are working a job that the lives of patients are in your hands, you definitely need to be …