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Archive for April, 2019

Reasons First Aid Training Should be done in School


Date: April 30th, 2019

Is First Aid Training Important in Schools?

If there is one place that should have the priority in first aid training is a school setting. The active life of a human being is the childhood age.

Just like me, I’m pretty sure you must have had an accident or two.

It’s never anybody’s’ your fault, it all trickles down to age.

The School life hustle and bustle often result in children colliding with one another, tripping, staircase falls and other severe accidents such as drowning in a school swimming pool.

Pros and Cons of administering CPR


Date: April 26th, 2019

what are the pros and cons of administering CPR

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is administered to a person whose heart stops to beat. The administration aims at restarting the heartbeat of the person and ensures continuity of life

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation has the following pros and cons:

What are the pros of administering CPR

Saving lives

CPR is the initial measure in saving a life.

When the heartbeat fails, our thoughts shift to death. We become so scared at the mention of heartbeat failure. Panic props in and hope start to fade. Fear takes the better part of us!

Must Have Items in Your First Aid Kit


Date: April 23rd, 2019

Must Have Items in Your First Aid Kit

Emergency cases require you to respond quickly, so it is essential to have a well-organized First Aid Kit and know all the First Aid Kit components.

A First Aid Kit that is well equipped is necessary for every house- and in all your cars. If anything, you are as likely to experience emergency needs like insect bites while in your car as in your house. The limited space in the cars, however, sometimes limits the number of tools that can be accommodated.

The components of first aid kit vary depending on the size and intended purpose of the kit. For instance, a First Aid Kit at the football pitch will have slightly different components as the First Aid Kit for home use.

Importance of CPR Certification


Date: April 19th, 2019

Benefits of CPR certification

The numbers do not lie, right? This is usually true for the most part and will help you understand just how important for as many people as possible to have CPR certification.

According to the American health association (AHA)

  • A majority of cardiac arrest victims look and feel perfectly healthy before the attack begins.
  • Approximately 90% of all cardiac arrests happen at home or a place far from a healthcare facility, and any healthcare professional.
  • Of all the cardiac victims, only a few more than 30% get CPR from bystanders
  • When you call an ambulance, it takes between 8 and 12 minutes for it to arrive.
  • Bystander CPR could increase the victim’s chance of survival by as much as 300.
  • Once you get a cardiac arrest attack, it takes about 4 minutes for brain death to begin. If you do not get medical help within 10 minutes, you are most likely to die.
  • One out of 7 deaths in America is due to heart disease.

First Aid Techniques everyone should know


Date: April 16th, 2019

First Aid Techniques everyone should know

A majority of the time when accidents happen or when people have attacks due to medical conditions, there may be no hospital or trained medical professional nearby. It is for this reason that everyone should have some knowledge of first aid techniques to save lives.

Let us look at some of them.

First Aid Technique 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

When most people think about first aid, the first thing that comes to mind is CPR and with good reason. When someone has a cardiac arrest, CPR is one of the best ways to save their life.

Aims and Objectives of First Aid


Date: April 12th, 2019

the aims and objectives of first aid

You probably have witnessed a first aid exercise. Perhaps, you have taken part in a first aid exercise.

It might have involved victims of major accidents or small injuries. One could easily ask, ‘Why was the exercise necessary?’

What were theaims and objectives ofthefirst aid exercise? Or better still, what purpose did it serve on the victims?There must have been a reason for every decision and action that you undertook in that exercise.

What Are The Primary Benefits Of First Aid Training?


Date: April 9th, 2019

What Are the Primary Benefits of First Aid Training?

First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening or to promote recovery.

Alarmingly, more than 2.2 million people die every year from a workplace injury, incidents or illnesses around the globe. Recent records also show that about 650 people die from what should ordinarily be nonfatal home injuries due to poor or no first aidresponse.

This only highlights the importance of having quality first aid training. A good first aid training provides you with adequate and appropriate knowledge of first aid equipment and techniques that willprovide you with proper first aid services which will help in curbing the unnecessary loss of lives.

Top 5 Daily Routines to keep your Heart Healthy


Date: April 5th, 2019

Five daily routines to maintain a healthy heart

A healthy heart is important to both young and old persons; this is simply because heart problems could happen to a person of any age.

It is essential for persons that want to stay alive to try anything within their power to avoid heart problems and diseases, whether through earlydiagnostics,medicationor healthy heart workouts.

Heart diseases can be prevented by simply engaging in some daily routines for a healthy heart.

Ten heart attack early warning signs that you should look out for


Date: April 2nd, 2019

10 heart attack early warning signs that you should look out for

Heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked.

This blockage is often due to the build up of fat, cholesterol and other substances to form plague.

Most heart problems are not accompanied with clear warning signs and someone might just end up dying mysteriously.

Luckily heart attacks or myocardial infarctioncome with clear warning signs, but when these signs areignored it can lead to death.

Listed below are some early heart attack warning signs to look out for:

  • Feeling of discomfort in the chest

This is the most common sign of heart attack, and it is usually as a result of blocked arteries.

These blocked arteries, cause an uncomfortable feeling of pain, pressure, and tightness in the chest. It is very important to keep in mind (especially ladies), you may not feel any chest pain even when you are at risk of a heart attack.