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Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Imagine that you are at work chatting with a coworker. Now imagine a strange look comes across your coworkers face as he suddenly collapses. Recently, you completed a CPR, First Aid, and AED class and spring into action. You shout for someone to call 911, and check for breathing andRead More

Swimming Pools – Facts & Safety

Swimming Pools – Facts & Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that unless parents and adults do a better job of watching children around pools, over 300 children in the United States, under the age of five years will drown in pools this year. Drowning in residential pools is the second leading causeRead More

CPR Saves Diver’s Life

CPR Saves Diver’s Life

Jacqueline De Haven, a deckhand on a Tacoma, Washington, USA charter dive boat was on the water last October watching divers from the surface. Along with the captain, she noticed another dive charter boat unload divers. Shortly after, they watched as two divers descended and then quickly surfaced. One diverRead More

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Get Prepared: You May Need to be Self Sufficient for Three to Five Days It seems as though natural disasters are occurring more often these days meaning that emergency preparedness is gnawing at the edge of our collective consciousness; it reinforces the need for all of us to be preparedRead More

Bathtub Safety Awareness

Bathtub Safety Awareness

Researchers have reported that more than 43,000 children under the age of 18 are injured each year by doing something as ordinary as taking a bath or shower. A study focusing on the slip and fall aspect of bathtub injuries was published in the July edition of Pediatrics. “What caughtRead More

Youth Retention of Emergency Training

Youth Retention of Emergency Training

How effective is teaching youth CPR and AED skills? Do they retain knowledge and can they effectively perform CPR or other emergency response skills? A study conducted by Fritz Sterz from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria recently attempted to answer these questions. He studied 147 nine-year-old children who hadRead More