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Can You Sterilize Household Needles & Sharps at Home?

May
30

Date: May 30th, 2020

Sterilizing Household Sharps & Needles

Household sharps and are part of us in one way or another; we depend on them for a number of reasons.

Some patients use needles to inject themselves from home. Apart from clinical sharps, you may also want to sterilize other kinds of needle to avoid infection.

Offering First Aid Training to Police Officers Can Save Lots of Lives.

May
24

Date: May 24th, 2020

First aid training: The reason why it is vital in any field of expertise

First aid training is an essential component needed in most job sectors. Many occupations require workers to learn a mandatory course on emergency care. This training can be used to save a life during a medical emergency.

There are many documented cases where bystanders have utilize first aid skills to save a life. However, the police are among the primary respondents that arrive at the scene of an accident, crime, shooting, and natural disaster.

 Although their primary mandate is to protect and serve citizens, they should prevent and reduce casualties in any crisis. Majority of incidents that police respond to are crime events that often result in bodily harm. This harm can happen to police officers, suspects, or even innocent bystanders.

CPR Training Can Help You Learn and Master Infant, Child and Adult CPR.

May
19

Date: May 19th, 2020

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Though we are aware of some common risk factors, anyone can need CPR at any time regardless of their health, age or sex.

A bystander should initiate the Cardiopulmonary resuscitation process on any person who’s still alive but is:

  1. Not responsive or unresponsive to touch, sounds
  2. Unconscious
  3. Not breathing or breathing abnormally—some sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) cases begin with gasping. In this cases resuscitation should begin ASAP.

Workplace Risk Assessment: Why ALL Employers Must Determine Their Risk Profile

May
15

Date: May 15th, 2020

Understanding Workplace Risk Assessment

Safety and health should remain our top priorities when accomplishing our day to day tasks. Our decisions on the actions we take should be primarily based on ‘how safe’ they are.

When you prioritize safety, it means you assess risks. For instance, when crossing the road, you have to ensure there are no oncoming vehicles to avoid a possible accident.

Whether employed or self-employed, workplace risk assessment is crucial in business or workplace. People will work better when they are sure of their safety at the workplace.

A safe workplace also remains productive all year long because a team remains intact and no one has to spend weeks or months in a hospital.

Furthermore, an employer doesn’t have to answer to prolonged lawsuits and spend thousands in hospital bills treating and compensating injured workers.

But as mentioned earlier, you can only stay safe if you assess potential dangers in detail. 

In this article, we will get a deeper understanding of a risk assessment, its importance and why we need it.

Getting Up to Speed with the LUCAS CPR Machine.

May
14

Date: May 14th, 2020

Understanding CPR and the LUCAS CPR machine

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique. CPR is given when an individual has agonal respiration or is not responsive. Time is a vital determinant of the success rate of CPR.

CPR first aid consists of the application of rescue breathing as well as chest compressions. Compressions should be the initial step. If the person is skilled and confident, then mouth to mouth resuscitation can be carried out.

The technique assists in reestablishing the unconstrained flow of blood. CPR improves the chances of survival when it is done on time and appropriately. The process is vital as it helps in averting tissue damage due to a lack of oxygen.

“Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) Order and What it May Mean to Your Health & Survival.

May
09

Date: May 9th, 2020

What’s DNR?

DNR means Do Not Resuscitate. A DNR is a legal note carried by a patient, barring doctors from resuscitating.  A DNR order can either be written or oral, depending on the country.

Without a DNR order, healthcare providers will immediately begin CPR procedures on a patient in case of an emergency. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation involves mouth to mouth or machine breathing and chest compressions to restore the function of the heart in case their heart or breathing has stopped.

DNR orders are prepared before an emergency, and it gives instructions on whether to receive CPR or not during an emergency. They are written under the direction of the patient or the patient’s family, after consultation with a physician.

DNR orders are specific only to CPR and do not affect the prescription of medication or any other medical procedures. However, in some cases, a DNR order has been used to prevent other medical interventions.

Before we discuss DNR in detail, here’s a breakdown of what the article entails.

Drops Prevention: Staying Safe from Dropping Objects at Work

May
04

Date: May 4th, 2020

Staying Safe from Falling Objects in Your Workplace

Falling objects can fall into two categories; static dropped objects, and dynamic dropped objects.

A static dropped object falls from rest to another position, under the force of its gravity, without any external forces added to it.

A dynamic dropped object is any object that falls from its initial position due to the application of an external force.

In both cases, many people are not aware of the forces generated when an object drops. In spite of the size of the dropping object, it is capable of causing incredible damage and injury, even when using protective gear.

Tracking CPR Back to Its Roots: A Brief History & How Society & Culture Influence Resuscitation

Apr
30

Date: April 30th, 2020

The Past and Present of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPR or what is commonly referred to cardiopulmonary resuscitation is one of the best emergency procedures that is used when heart stop functioning. It has a very high chance of saving lives when it is administered immediately.

This process involves compression of chest, which is often used with the help of artificial ventilation. It manually preserves the functionability of the brain until other vital actions are taken to restore patient breathing and the heart blood circulation.

This article will look at the history of the CPR development and how it has evolved through the ages. Also the article will address how the society and the culture we are living in understands and influences CPR.

Making Your Custom-made First Aid Kit Can Improve the Quality of Your Emergency Responses.

Apr
27

Date: April 27th, 2020

Preparing a DIY First aid Kit based on Your Risk Profile

A First aid kit is an important piece of paraphernalia in our homes, cars, schools, workplaces or in any other place we may find ourselves.

This is because you cannot avoid injuries and sudden sicknesses that require emergency action, but you can always be prepared to deal with these cases when they occur.

The first thing is to learn about the importance of first aid and how to do it to yourself, and then to another person.

Training you the right information on what to do, when, and how. This know-how is useful in selecting which clinical items to be used in any situation.

Sharps, Needles and Bloodborne Pathogen Infections in a Prison Healthcare Center

Apr
23

Date: April 23rd, 2020

Bloodborne Pathogens in Prisons

Prisons are scary for many reasons! But many of us do not think of bloodborne pathogens and the needlestick risks our prison healthcare workers face.

Even worse, sharps are common in prisons, even though officers try to keep them to a minimum. And cases of prisoners using sharp objects to harm their mates are not a new thing. This also points to a high count of people with infection.

Add to the sexual activity in prisons and you have a recipe for disaster because it further escalates the spread of some of bloodborne pathogens.

This article will focus on Bloodborne pathogens in a penitentiary setting and how to control the spread of infections.