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First Responders use Jetpacks to Save Lives

Can you imagine having a medical emergency and instead of an ambulance showing up initially, you get a first responder using a jetpack from the sky?  I know this sounds like science fiction or Ironman story. Today this is starting to become a reality through a company called Martin Jetpacks. There is now a jetpack that is safe and stable …

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Best Resolution is to have a Safe 2017

Diet fads, useless promises that you will workout more and a costly gym membership all tend to be re-done every year.  This you in 2017 should you look to have a safe 2017, for you, for your family, and your workplace. Here are a few ideas of best practices in having a safe new year. When a medical emergency happens, …

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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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Who needs Emergency Medical Responder Course?

What kind of people needs Emergency Medical Responder Courses?  These people must be professionals, but they do not need a national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.  In California, for example, they want everyone to have the highest level of certifications.  So they push everyone to take a 120 hour EMT course and spend an extra 70 dollars for the …

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Can CPR Feedback devices help improve your CPR skills?

Taking a CPR class can seem overwhelming especially when you have taken one before.  You try to remember what the compression ratio is and understand how much pressure does it take to compress the chest.  Going over CPR once in every two years makes it difficult to remember anything.  That is why using CPR feedback devices are useful in the …

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Glucose Insulin and Potassium GIK can potentially reverse a Heart Attack.

How can Glucose, Insulin, and Potassium save your life?  Glucose, Insulin, and Potassium is also known as GIK is a simple solution to saving anyone suffering from Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI).  Heart attacks is an AMI. AMI is the leading cause of death in America.  There are over 500,000 deaths due to heart attacks every year and less than 10% …

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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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September is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month

What is sudden cardiac arrest SCA? SCA is when the heart has an electrical malfunction where the heart is no longer able to pump blood throughout the body. When this happens, the hearts normal pace maker fires radically and makes the heart quiver like if the heart paralyzed.  The patient will suddenly collapse with little to no warning.  Immediately if you …

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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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Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Makes Saving Lives Simple

“Apply Pads to bare chest,” the AED machine commanded during CPR training.  “Analyzing heart rhythm,” the AED added.  “Do not touch the patient.” The training dummy didn’t have much of a heart rate, of course.  I guess that’s why the next voice command heard from the AED machine in the CPR and AED training video was “shock advised.  Stand clear …