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Archive for November, 2017

Studies have found that there is a very low risk of contracting infectious diseases.


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.  

5 Myths Regarding Basic First Aid


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?


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?


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.

What is a Blood-borne Pathogens Exposure Plan?


Date: November 16th, 2017

Every company should have a blood-borne pathogens exposure control plan. This is mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. The plan outlines actions that must be taken to minimize or reduce the risk of employees’ exposure to blood-borne pathogens. In this article, we will explain the important elements of a blood-borne pathogen exposure control plan.

The Cost of Not Getting a First Aid Certification


Date: November 14th, 2017

The benefits of first aid certification extend far beyond having a sense of achievement. The ability to save lives of the individuals will also open the doors to different employment. Not getting the first certification can be costly in many ways.

The Bystander Effect: What You Should Know?


Date: November 12th, 2017

The bystander effect refers to a social situation in which people don’t offer help to the victim. There are many theories that explain the bystander effect. Some researchers say that the bystander effect happens due to bystander apathy. Others state that it occurs due to the inability of the person to respond to the emergency.

Diabetic emergency does not require a professional degree.


Date: November 10th, 2017

Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the US — 9.4 percent of the total population. The medical condition occurs when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. This result in excess sugar levels in the body. If left untreated the disease can lead to serious health conditions.

The Importance of Automated External Defibrillator in Schools


Date: November 8th, 2017

The heart of a person who experiences a sudden cardiac arrest stops beating. This prevents blood to flow to the vital organs of the body such as the brain. If timely assistance is not provided to the victim, death may occur. In some cases, permanent disability occurs that makes the person dependent on others.

How to Prevent the Spread of Bloodborne Pathogens?


Date: November 6th, 2017

Working in the healthcare field is rewarding in many ways. However, there are certain risks as well as employees are exposed to bloodborne pathogens. In this article, we will take a look at some of the preventive measures that can help in greatly reducing the risk of the spread of bloodborne pathogens.