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The 5 Minute Guide to Cardiovascular Ailments, Causes, and Remedies

Sep
12

Date: September 12th, 2020

Understanding Cardiovascular Ailments

Cardiovascular ailments are among the many kinds of heart illness that lead to the narrowing or blocking blood vessels, causing chest aches, stroke, or heart attacks. 

Other heart disorders can affect other areas like the valves, heart’s rhythm, or heart muscles.

In simple terms, heart illnesses include an array of complications that affects a human heart. These complications can be because of coronary artery illnesses, arrhythmias, or sometimes a few heart defects are inborn.

Studies show that cardiovascular ailments are among the most notorious cause of death in the US. Because these diseases are a threat, you want to learn more about them and how to stay safe. It is crucial to know how your heart functions to take proper care of it.

Excel at Passerby CPR: Master the Art of Bystander CPR.

Sep
05

Date: September 5th, 2020

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation among Passersby..

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. When you notice that an individual is not breathing, CPR steps (chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths) could come in handy in restoring blood circulation and oxygen in the victim’s body.

If an AED is available, it could be used to restart a heart with an abnormal rhythm.

You must check the airway to confirm breathing before administering CPR to adults. If he/she is breathing, call for help before proceeding with resuscitation.

The Future of Emergency Response: Soon, AEDs will be flying to Your Location.

Aug
29

Date: August 29th, 2020

Flying Automated External Defibrillators to Emergency Zones

If drones can deliver that hot pizza order to your doorstep in a jiffy then incorporating them in an emergency response strategy is not a bad idea.

No doubt, drones aka UAVs or unmanned aerial vehicles can attain the need for speed in saving lives of victims who collapse all of a sudden— and would benefit from an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Flying AEDs to emergency zones can help save more lives. Though an AED device is not a must-have when initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation, its availability and use can help increase the chances of a successful CPR.

Body Fluids and Blood from Pet Can Transmit Infections to Humans.

Aug
22

Date: August 22nd, 2020

Bloodborne Pathogens and Other Infects You Can Contract from Pets.

The risk of exposure to human blood is well known to many people— and we pay much attention paid when dealing with it. Nevertheless, little said about dealing with exposure to pet blood, particularly blood from cats and dogs.

Human blood can contain bacteria which can lead to serious illness such as HIV, MRSA, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B.  These viruses are referred to bloodborne pathogens. But most people do not understand how certain diseases can be passed by from pets to human.

How to Get YourWorkplace Ready for an Earthquake Emergency

Aug
15

Date: August 15th, 2020

First Aid Kit and Emergency Preparedness for Earthquakes

An earthquake is a sudden shake of the earth that happens suddenly without a warning. The shock is short-lived but is known to cause considerable damage.

 Though experts can try to predict some earthquakes, many tremors still happen without warnings. Identifying potential hazards and planning can reduce the impact of an earthquake in your workplace.

Earthquake Emergency Readiness.

How to design your First aid kit for international travel

Aug
08

Date: August 8th, 2020

Packing a Custom-Made, First Aid Kit Is Crucial for Any International Travel

Accidents tend to happen when you least expect it. For this reason, it is always crucial to pack a first aid kit when you’re traveling. First aid kits come in handy, especially during international travel where people go to unfamiliar or dangerous places.

Designing a custom-made, first aid kit allows you to create a reliable kit that fits your specific needs. During international travel, you may get injuries and sudden sicknesses that require emergency remedial action. Still, with a first aid box, you can use emergency aid assistance when necessary.

How Hotels Can Protect Their Staff from Blood Borne Diseases and Pathogens

Aug
01

Date: August 1st, 2020

Protecting Housekeepers fromHotel Bloodborne Pathogens

Hotel staff meet various risks within the workplace, among them are security, ethical, and health issues. All of these factors affect how they conduct their work. Health issues are a major concern since the staff cannot work well under poor medical conditions.

Hotel bloodborne pathogens are a primary worry when it comes to health issues at work. It is estimated that BPPs are the second leading health risk in the hospitality sectorafter airborne pathogens.

Bloodborne ailments are diseases that spread when a person comes into contact with infected blood or other body fluids. Such pathogens are mostly viruses, such as the hepatitis complexes. Hotel staff suffer exposure to bloodborne pathogens when they encounter infected blood and body fluids because of the nature of their job.

Hotel welfare associations are raising the alarm over the rise of infections among hotel staff that involve blood and other body fluids. Modern hotels have control and action plans that aim at preventing and reducing the exposure of workers to blood pathogens.

Exposed to Deadly Pathogens: The Tattoo Shop in Niles Incident Reviewed

Jul
25

Date: July 25th, 2020

The Tattoo Shop in Niles and Bloodborne Pathogens

Recently a Tattoo Shop in Niles was closed for OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Violations. The health officers alleged that the famous Tattoo & Piercing hub has been engaging in “unsafe and unsanitary practices” as regards to the sharps they use on customers.

Here’s how the story appeared on ABC News on Mar 3, 2020.

The Berrien County Health Department said Tuesday that it has identified “unsafe and unsanitary” piercing practices at Paparazzi Tattoo & Body Piercing in Niles.

The practices may have exposed former customers to the blood of other customers, the health department said.

As a precaution, the health department is asking that customers who have ever received body piercings at the shop to undergo blood tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV.

Mother Nature’s Revenge? Experts Lead Us to the Possible Origin of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Jul
20

Date: July 20th, 2020

Tracing the Corona Virus to its Source

You may think Professor Gabriel Leung from Hong Kong is a pessimist for predicting the figures you are about to hear until you discover more about him.

“40, 50, even 60 percent…” is his response to the question of how far the virus could impact the world when speaking in a documentary by 60 Minutes, an Australian investigative program.

That translates to anything between 45 to 60 million, given its transmission rate and the fact that people continue to mingle on a daily basis.

And the man (Prof. Leung) is not mad having been on the forefront to fighting SARS back in 2002.

Still the World Health Organization (WHO) won’t declare Corona Virus a Pandemic which has raised reaction among critics citing the Chinese government as an obstacle.

But the Professor is positive that maybe it is not the right time to go public with such an announcement.

A Michigan Health Department Crackdown Finds Unsafe Practices in a Body Piercing Shop: Are You Safe?

Jul
15

Date: July 15th, 2020

Cracking Down on Unsafe and Unsanitary Body Piercing Practices

Niles, Michigan, in the dying embers of February 2020.It was business as usual at the Paparazzi Tattoo & Body Piercing Shop until health officers from the Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) crashed the party and brought everything to a halt!

The crackdown confirmed the suspicions of the “unsafe and unsanitary practices,” at the facility.

And it’s embarrassing to discover that the so-called OSHA bloodborne pathogen compliance law may be merely a thing of the books— and of no concern to service providers.

Body piercing involves the use of sharp objects to puncture the skin in areas— like the ears, eyes, nose, tongue, bellybutton, nipples or even private parts— for beauty purposes. Many tattoo shops offer these services alongside body tattooing.

And in the case of Paparrazzi Tattoo & Body Piercing, the Tattoo section was well in compliance with the law. But most of the shop’s Piercing services (except for ear and nose piercings) were found to be “unsafe and unsanitary.”