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What are the Risks of Contracting Infectious Diseases during CPR?

Nov
28

Date: November 28th, 2017

The risk of contracting infectious diseases is low when performing first aid or CPR. However, this does not mean that the risk does not exist. Not taking proper precautions when performing first aid can result in contraction of bloodborne bacterial and viral diseases. This is particularly important in the US where nearly a third of the population (or 110 million people) suffer from sexually transmitted diseases.  

The Benefits of First Aid and CPR Training for Firefighters

Nov
24

Date: November 24th, 2017

The main job of firefighters is to battle blazes. However, this is not the only thing that they are expected to know. Firefighters also serve as the first responders during emergencies. They should know how to assist burn victims by performing first aid. And in this respect a CPR and first aid certification will prove invaluable.

Here we will explain why firefighters should be trained in advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

5 Myths Regarding Basic First Aid

Nov
22

Date: November 22nd, 2017

Learning about basic first aid skills is important for everyone. However, first aid requires the application of good judgment. This means that the knowledge about first aid should not be based on ‘old wives’ tales’. Here are five common myths regarding first aid that are not just untrue, but are dangerous.

Why Children Should Learn About CPR?

Nov
20

Date: November 20th, 2017

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is one of the most important first aid tasks that must be known by everyone. The technique can help in reviving an individual who has suffered a sudden heart attack. Performing CPR ensures that the blood keeps on circulating to vital body parts.

Why Asthma Action Plan is Important?

Nov
18

Date: November 18th, 2017

Asthma is a chronic disease that is caused by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 24.6 million Americans – or 7.8 percent of the population – suffer from asthma.

An asthma action plan is an essential tool for children and adults with asthma. Here we will explain what an asthma action plan is, and also why is it important.

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