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Archive for April, 2020

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.

Make-believe CPR Stories and Ideas Claiming Lives Worldwide

Apr
20

Date: April 20th, 2020

What is Cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation it is one of the best emergency procedures that is administered to an individual when their heart stops functioning due to breathing difficulties. It has a very high chance of saving lives when it is administered immediately.

What is a Myth?

A myth is any rumor or hearsay believed to be true, but often a lie. For instance, there are so many make-believe stories surrounding CPR, from matters of real survival rates to best practices.

Why the US is Recording More and More vaping-linked Lung Diseases.

Apr
17

Date: April 17th, 2020

A Spotlight on Vaping-linked Lung Conditions

For millennials, vaping was a hip idea until media sources began airing threatening stories of deaths caused by lung conditions related to the use of electronic cigarettes.

Then crackdowns began, and now, what we see is quagmire in the e-cigarette industry as the administration catches up with bad players and states pass new regulations that will turn things around.

Things Falling Apart for the E-cigarette Sector

Michigan led the fight against harmful forms of e-cigs when it became the first state to ban flavored electronic cigarettes in early September this year.

Cough CPR? Coughing vigorously during a Cardiac Arrest or Heart Attack Can Be a Life-threatening Move!

Apr
14

Date: April 14th, 2020

Cough CPR: A Lie That Lives on Two Decades Later

Cough cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a technique that started as a hoax twenty years ago at around 1999. It can be defined as personal induced coughing with systematic deep heavy breathing after every two seconds.

It stated that an individual suffering from an irregular heartbeat or cardiac dysrhythmia can induce a cough to rescue themselves. The rumor mongers alleged that if an individual followed that advice, he or she could prolong the duration and try to reach a health facility before they fall unconscious.

Self-CPR which also used to reference cough Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is NOT taught in CPR courses.

In fact, this procedure is highly discouraged or may not be possible at all because some cardiac arrests are sudden. However, it can be used in emergencies under the supervision of a doctor. That does not mean it is a life-saving technique, it is not recommended or endorsed by the medical field.

There is a wide spread perception that cough CPR can help individuals who are about to have heart attack or cardiac arrest. One of the contributors to this is the failure to distinguish differences of heart attack and cardiac arrest.

Surviving a Disaster If You’re Disabled: Emergency Readiness Tips for Individuals with Special Needs or Disabilities

Apr
11

Date: April 11th, 2020

Emergency Response Readiness for People with Disabilities

Emergency readiness is everybody’s responsibility. You must identify and play your role by responding swiftly to any disasters.

Proactive emergency response is particularly necessary in cases where the victim has some form of disability or special need. Though accidents and disasters distress everybody, individuals with special needs are more affected.

People with special needs suffer the most because their well-being and survival may depend on things such as power sources, lifts, easy-to-get-to transportation, and a fast-and-ready way to communicate—yet a crisis may tamper with some or all of these needs.

Choking Claims More Lives than Shooting, Drowning or Fire-related Deaths!

Apr
08

Date: April 8th, 2020

Learning Choking First Aid Can Help Rescue More Lives

Choking is a condition that affects breathing by blocking air from entering the lungs as usual. It happens when an individual inhales a foreign object which blocks the airway either partially or fully.

When the airway blocks partially, the body experiences inadequate flow of air into the lungs. A fully blocked airway can be fatal if choking first aid is not administered immediately.

In this article, we will discuss all the facts about choking—known and unknown to many. We will address all FAQs about choking.

Choking is common during eating or drinking— and when it does, it prevents an individual from breathing normally and effectively.  This condition normally affects the respiratory system in the human body. It can cause medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest in young children.

Top 5 Reasons to be CPR-Trained

Apr
05

Date: April 5th, 2020

Did you know that an estimated 100,000 lives can be saved each year if cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed on time? The rise in cardiac diseases and other illnesses has made it important for people everywhere to learn to perform CPR.

Below are the 5 major reasons why everyone should enroll in an online CPR training program and sharpen their first aid skills.

United StatesPostal Service Jobs: The Key Points that you Should Know Before you Apply

Apr
03

Date: April 3rd, 2020

The best thing about the United States postal service jobs is that they are not stop-gap positions. In fact, each and every job is actually a complete career in itself. Once you get a job in the postal service, you will be able to enjoy a whole host of facilities that are not found in most private organizations.

But joining the ranks of the US postal service is not very easy because of the eligibility criteria for different position in the organization. You should be well aware of the individual requirements for the job that you want. Moreover,  you should know if you have a natural aptitude towards it.

The service invites applications through its online portal and you must be aware of the proper use of this portal. This is the best way to ensure that your application is picked up by the system and processed onwards. Let us take a look at some of the more common points that you should know before you decide to apply online for any number of US postal service jobs: