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You Can Save Precious Lives Once You Learn These Basic Life Saving Techniques


Date: August 23rd, 2019

Racing into a burning building or a raging storm to save someone from certain death is a job for superheroes. Or, it’s a job for highly skilled and trained professionals who have the required fitness and equipment to get the job done.

However, this does not mean that if you’re neither of these, that there is nothing that you can do to help in an emergency. On the contrary, you can learn various activities for lifesaving that do not require peak physical fitness or years of dedicated training and experience.

o   Using Defibrillators

A mobile, hand operated automated external defibrillator (AED) can mean the difference between life and death for people who require immediate resuscitation. The modern AED device has been designed to be operated by individuals who do not have any training in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) techniques.

Achieve Optimal Heart Health through Your Diet – 4 Foods to Eat


Date: August 20th, 2019

The ‘fountain of youth’ may be a myth, but nature has definitely endowed us with foods that are just as miraculous. There is no question that once you hit your 30s, your health starts declining in every way. Considering the extremely unhealthy lifestyles most young people have, an early diagnosis of diabetes or a heart disease doesn’t come off as a surprise.

The habits you form in your 20s are certainly going to reap the consequences in your mid-life. Many diseases can be prevented right in their tracks with the right diet. Most nutritionists and dieticians recommend achieving optimal health through your diet.

The foods you eat can have an unimaginable impact on your heart health and mortality. Here’s a list of the best foods to start including in your diet to ensure that your heart stays healthy and happy.

CPR and First Aid: The Best Lifesaving Combination Around


Date: August 16th, 2019

CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is arguably the single most important element of any first aid course that you may take in order to help people around you.

CPR can prove to be extremely useful for a broad array of medical emergencies ranging from drowning, all the way to myocardial infarction (heart attack). It can be used in an emergency situation where a patient’s heart has stopped, or where a patient cannot breathe on their own. 

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that everyone should always begin CPR with a series of powerful chest compressions.

As a matter of fact, it is far better to take charge and actually do something rather than looking on helplessly as a bystander in a critical emergency.  Here it is very important to understand that being fearful of your own lack of ability at making a difference should not hinder your CPR efforts.

After all, the person has already stopped breathing and taking charge and performing CPR can actually mean the difference between life and death!

Workplace Safety: Bloodborne Pathogens & Needlestick Prevention


Date: August 13th, 2019

Occupational Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention OSHA

Anyone can get exposed to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace by any means including while handling needles or cutting sharps such as scalpels.

Nurses face risks daily while handling patients who can be potential carriers of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV or HBV, which can lead to serious complications.

While they can be prevented, most pass them as work-related hazards. Needlestick injuries have been common in the workplace and are usually the cause of many bloodborne infections in the workplace.

Nurses are the most affected being at the frontline of exposure. Needlestick prevention OSHA has been advocating for better prevention mechanisms at the workplace.

Let’s take an in-depth look at what bloodborne pathogens are and their impact on the safety of health workers and those handling potential carriers.

Bloodborne Pathogens Training: What Does A Complete Course Entail?


Date: August 9th, 2019

What is Bloodborne Pathogen Training?

A standard referred to as the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard (BBP) requires that any employee handling situations with blood exposure and potential pathogenic materials, also known as other potentially infectious materials(OPIM), to undergo training and certification.

This applies for first aid providers, employees and health experts that are tasked with the duty of handling injuries in the workplace.

BBP training should be taken at least once a year; or when there is a change in responsibility that exposes an employee to blood or OPIMs.

OSHA has made it a requirement that the training for BBP be presented to trainees according to their level of education, and the language they understand. The person conducting the training should also be a trained professional.

First Aid Training: An Intelligent Way to Boost Your Portfolio


Date: August 6th, 2019

First Aid Training Classes Can Improve Your Chances in the Job Market

In the current job market, having additional skills is vital in getting that job that you always wanted.

A first Aid training awarded with a certificate can go a long way in making you stand out among job applicants or as an employee. First aid skills are life-saving techniques that can prove to be useful in any office.

First aid training classes usually involves simple but crucial steps that can help rescue workers in the event of small accidents or sudden collapses due to cardiac arrests and heart attacks.

Why Employers Consider First Aid Training Important

Here are some reasons suggested by job experts why this training could boost your portfolio

Understanding Compression-Only/Hands-only CPR and Mouth-to-mouth CPR


Date: August 2nd, 2019

Learning the Niceties of Mouth to Mouth CPR and Compression-Only CPR

Saving a person’s life is no child’s play; and anyone can become a lifesaver, but only if they have what it takes to be a rescuer. Mouth to mouth CPR and Compression-Only CPR are some important rescuing skills.

Training and learning about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid can equip you with the skills to give someone another chance to live if they suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Sudden cardiac arrest happens when a person’s heart all-of-a-sudden experiences irregular electrical impulses causing it to stop its normal beating. Blood flow into vital body organs, and the brain stops, which is a potentially fatal situation.

It also helps to learn that Cardiac arrest could be triggered by anything; therefore, it can happen to any person regardless of their medical past.

Cardiopulmonary saves the life of a SCA victim by restoring blood flow to buy them time as an emergency medic comes to the scene.

Expert Advice to Bystanders on What to do If Ribs Crack during CPR?


Date: July 30th, 2019

What Do You Do If a Rib Crack during CPR

Passersby, even those who’ve undergone CPR training, will tell you they won’t touch a victim because they fear they’ll break the patient’s ribs when resuscitating.

What if a rib crack during CPR and your rescuing attempts do more damage than good to you victim?

Well, ribs do crack more frequent than you’d imagine. And in no instance of ribs broken during CPR does the passerby intend to harm the victim. It is often an accident that occurs in haste to save a victim.

If you still doubt it, here are the stats to prove it.

The American Heart Association Reveals The Most Common CPR mistakes.


Date: July 26th, 2019

CPR common mistakes: What Blunders Are You Likely to Make When Performing CPR?

The human brain can only stay without oxygen for 4-6 minutes after which the victim may experience irreversible brain damage and ultimately, death.

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is a rescue procedure that is carried out on victims of cardiac arrests and other injuries to save their lives.

 In essence, it involves slowing down the rate of brain damage by triggering the flow of blood into the brain and body.

CPR helps to revive victims whose hearts have failed and who are not breathing.

It ensures that the victim has enough oxygen supply in the brain and other critical body organs.

When administered early and accurately, it can add significant time for a victim’s life as you wait for medical personnel to arrive at the scene. In contrast CPR common mistakes may increase risks.

Cardiac arrest happens when the heart fails to beat caused by the irregularity of electrical impulses in the heart; a process known as arrhythmia.

Arrhythmia is a malfunction in the heart’s capability to beat in a regular pattern. When this happens, the heart shuts down, and blood fails to reach vital organs of the body, thus causing organ failure.

Annually, about 10,000 cases of cardiac arrest are reported to occur at places of work. 92% of them die before they arrive in a hospital according to the American Heart Association.

Everything Bystanders Should Remember When Administering CPR to Adults.


Date: July 23rd, 2019

Administering CPR to Adults? Here’s What You Should Know

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 the circulation of blood and oxygen in the victim’s body.

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

It is vital that you check the airway to confirm breathing before administering CPR to adults. If he/she is breathing, call for help before proceeding with resuscitation.

CPR training saves lives often, especially in places where medics would take a bit longer to come to a victim’s rescue.

While training classes are an excellent way people gain knowledge of cardiac arrests and carrying out CPR, an unskilled person can also be valuable in the survival of the victim.