Those of us who teach CPR and First Aid, have for years been asked “What about tourniquets” while covering control of bleeding. For years we have had to instruct lay responders that we only use direct pressure for controlling bleeding. Finally, in The American Heart Association 2010 guidelines for ECC care allow and encourage the
It is January and most of us have put on a few pounds in the past month or so. While it is actually January, I actually think of Halloween as the start of the holiday season. And I think the holiday season ends up morphing into “Eating Season”. We started eating and slowing down
It is holiday season. Your favorite relative just sent your child a greeting card that sings. When opened, it starts playing one of those songs you haven’t heard enough of on the radio or out at the mall. Yea – you just can’t get enough of jingle bells, so you can have it every time
Sports fans must all be scratching their heads lately. What will the future hold? Answers are short. I am of course talking about concussions in sports being all over the news. Is anyone really that surprised though? The signs, dangers and treatments for concussions aren’t any mystery to anyone who has taken a CPR and
If you are a parent, child safety is of paramount importance. If you are not a parent, you probably wouldn’t be reading this, lets be honest. No judgement of course. In the United States, we love to watch TV. Inadvertently, we develop assumptions and fears about child safety that really, aren’t very likely to happen.
Antibiotics are so good when you need them. Antibiotic overuse is so bad, it puts us all at risk. Antibiotics were discovered and developed over the better part of the past century. Alexander Fleming discovered what he called penicillin in 1929. In 1942, the word antibiotic was first used by a guy named Selman Waksman.
It’s cold! And it is cold early in the year. All kinds of predictions have floated around from sources such as the Farmers’ Almanac to NOAA’s theories. No one seems to have predicted that it would get this cold, this quick, this winter. All this cold is fun and games until you get stuck, or
High School CPR Training can save lives. Of all the things we worry about in our country, the number one cause of death in the United Sates is by far, sudden cardiac death. It is more commonly known as cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is also the #1 cause of death for U.S.
“I heard they got rid of the breaths in CPR” is the most common statement I hear while chatting with students who have arrived early to learn CPR skills in one of our classes. The media has done a great job in making news out of CPR, which is great for awareness, but they haven’t
Many of us, actually, most of us, have parents who are considered elderly. I will assume most of us would like our parents to live as long and as healthily as possible. Elderly falls are serious, and often catastrophic accidents that can happen anywhere and for no good reason at all. The CDC sites a