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Choking Safety with toys and Infants

When you are a new parent, the safety of your child is paramount.  This can make some challenges when looking for the best toys to give your infant for Christmas.  We always fear that our kids will take the wrong toy and end up putting a part of the toy in their mouths too far that they choke on it.  We …

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States Require CPR training In Schools have Greater Survival Rates

CPR Education taught in High School could lead to higher bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival rates. This is my final research to be presented in the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018. They will be displaying the final data about how quick response to a Cardiac arrest will increase survivability.   Research Analysis Researchers analyzed data from more than …

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It is Flu Season Did you Get your flu shot?

It is that time of year again when we dread the flu shot.  Some of you will try to avoid it and believe in the myth that if you take the shot, you will get sick more.  The reality is if you do not get a flu shot, there is a chance of hospitalization. Remember November 1918 was the year …

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How to keep your Kids Safe this Halloween?

Halloween is an exciting time for our kids. They have trick or treating, classroom parties and trips to neighborhood haunted houses.  When it comes to our kids, there is a fine line between fun and safety concerns especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.  According to Injury Facts in 2016, 7330 pedestrians died in traffic and non-traffic incidents. Which …

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness

The Month of October, most of us think of tricks and treats.  The most fun part of this time of year is to see who you can scare.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a condition that will scare anyone at any time of the year.  The Month of October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month, also known as SCA. What is …

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Is Emergency Medical Response EMR course National Register?

There is a website up called National Registry Emergency Medical Technician with a link to EMR certification.   National Registry Emergency Medical Technician company is a Training Center just like The Beating Heart Center.  They’re located in Columbus Ohio, and they provide training for EMR, EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedics. This company is not the National Registry Board for EMT.  What …

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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 taking aspirin with caution.   How …

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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 built in it to let you …

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May is National Electrical Safety Month

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 (ESFI).  They claim that in the workplace there are over …

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EMR and Fentanyl Exposures

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.   Fentanyl exposure is dangerous to a medical provider who has never been exposed to opioids. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) explains it …

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How to stop Severe Bleeding

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 the wound and clear all debris from the cut. Then …

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Do I have a food allergy or is my stuffy nose a cold?

In the season of stuffy noses and influenza body aches, food allergies are overlooked as a cause of discomfort. Feelings like sneezing, stomach pain, and runny nose all sound like cold season aches. Almost 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy. Two children in a class of 26 first-graders will have food allergies. About 1/3 of children …