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Assemble Emergency Kit Essentials in 30 Minutes or Less

Assemble Emergency Kit Essentials in 30 Minutes or Less

Written by Megan Denny Disasters come in all shapes in sizes, earthquakes, fires, floods, winter storms and power outages, but 30 minutes is all you need to round up emergency essentials for you and your family. Don’t get caught unprepared; your future self will thank you. The items below willRead More

The Evolution of CPR Training

The Evolution of CPR Training

Ever wondered how the lifesaving procedure we call “CPR” came to be? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may seem like it’s been around for ages, but the technique wasn’t finalised until 1960. Even today, medical experts implement changes to improve CPR’s effectiveness; the most recent change occurred in 2015. CPR techniques throughoutRead More

SAMPLE Questions That Can Save Someone’s Life

SAMPLE Questions That Can Save Someone’s Life

You probably know CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and you may know the SIM card in your phone is its subscriber identification module. But, do you know how to use SAMPLE questions as an assessment tool for a patient who appears unwell? SAMPLE helps you remember the key questions toRead More

Would You Know How to Respond in an Emergency Situation?

Would You Know How to Respond in an Emergency Situation?

Emergency situations happen every day, especially when we least expect them. That’s why it’s so important to know how to respond to any situation that may present itself. Knowing how to administer the correct emergency care can potentially save a life. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to hear how PADI MasterRead More

Good Samaritan Laws and CPR

Good Samaritan Laws and CPR

In an emergency situation, when life literally hangs in the balance, some people choose to do nothing because they fear being sued. In today’s post, we’ll discuss Good Samaritan laws and whether those fears are warranted. In most states, provinces and countries, Good Samaritan laws protect bystanders who attempt toRead More

CPR and First Aid Refresher Training – Regain Your Confidence to Care

CPR and First Aid Refresher Training – Regain Your Confidence to Care

Your dining companion starts choking. What do you do first – back blows or abdominal thrusts? When performing CPR, should you start by opening the airway, performing chest compressions, or delivering rescue breaths? If you aren’t sure how to answer these questions, it may be time to enroll in EmergencyRead More

When Pizza Attacks – Common Household Injuries

When Pizza Attacks – Common Household Injuries

Did you know there are more than 2,000 pizza-related injuries in the United States each year? According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the injury list includes: cuts related to slicing the pie, falling while carrying a pizza and burns from the pan or the pizza itself. TheRead More

Myths About Learning CPR

Myths About Learning CPR

Written by Megan Denny CPR training is an essential skill for parents, carers, and a requirement for many well-paying jobs. Unfortunately: Nearly one-third of UK adults are not comfortable performing CPR Only 54 percent of Americans report knowing how to do CPR A random survey in Germany found 16% hadRead More

Who Should Get Basic First Aid and CPR Training?

Who Should Get Basic First Aid and CPR Training?

Knowing what to do in an emergency situation could save the life of someone you care about. Consider these statistics: According to the American Heart Association: CPR can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. More than 85 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home – not a hospital.Read More

Kids Save Lives – Why Children Should Learn CPR

Kids Save Lives – Why Children Should Learn CPR

According to The Lancet more than 2,000 people die each day in Europe and the United States due to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The Lancet also estimates more than 100,000 lives could be saved if more lay people learned cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – beginning with school children. In countries where CPRRead More