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Five Things for an Office Emergency Kit

Dec
21

Date: December 21st, 2018

Every business owner should have an emergency kit containing essential items. Assembling a workplace emergency kit is important for all companies regardless of the size and industry.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration recommends that companies stock the emergency kit with certain must-have items.

Here, we will inform about the most important items that should be included in every office emergency kit. Companies that go the extra mile to ensure the safety of employees will create a sense of security within the workplace, which will result in increased job satisfaction and productivity.

It’s Important You Get CPR-Certified in 2018

Dec
18

Date: December 18th, 2018

Getting CPR-certified is no small achievement. A first-aid CPR certification will offer many benefits beyond the ability to save lives. The fact is that cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US.

Around one in four deaths in the country occur due to a heart attack. Obtaining CPR and first aid certification online will enable you to provide immediate assistance to a heart attack victim.

In this post, you will learn about the importance of getting CPR-certified in 2018.

How to Stay Safe In Case of a House Fire

Dec
14

Date: December 14th, 2018

House fires cause great devastation. They can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 11,000 residential fires happen every year in the US alone. While just thinking about a house fire can be a scary prospect, it’s important to prepare yourself in the event the unimaginable happens to you.

Here you will learn what you should do in case of a house fire in order to remain safe.

1. Cover Your Face With a Wet Shirt

Most deaths in case of a residential fire occur not due to the fire, but because of the smoke. Asphyxiation or death by suffocation is the biggest threat in case of a house fire.

How to Prevent Your Baby from Choking?

Dec
11

Date: December 11th, 2018

Choking is one of the most common causes of infant deaths. More than 15,000 infants and children enter the emergency department every year for chocking-related incidents.

As children explore their environment, they are bound to put objects in their mouths that can increase the risk of choking.

Here are some tips that can reduce the risk of your child from choking.

1. Keep Small Items Out of Reach

You should keep small items out of children’s reach. Keep in mind that any item that is smaller than a D-size battery represents a choking hazard for a child.

What is the Chain of Survival?

Dec
07

Date: December 7th, 2018

A heart attack victim has little chances of survival unless immediate medical assistance is provided. The victim should be offered assistance in a certain order.

This is known as ‘chain of survival’. What exactly is involved in the chain of survival? How does it help a heart attack victim? You will know the answers in this article.

The Chain of Survival: An Overview

The concept of chain of survival has an important bearing when it comes to saving the life of a heart attack victim. It was introduced in 1991 when the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Subcommittee and the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee published an article titled: Improving Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Chain of Survival Concept.

How can Walking Daily Benefit the Heart

Dec
04

Date: December 4th, 2018

Walking can have a positive effect on the health of your heart. Regular walking is a simple yet effective way of reducing the risk of deadly heart attacks. In this post, you will learn about scientific backed benefits of walking, particularly for the heart.

Also, you will learn some tips to benefit the most from this exercise.

What does Science say About Walking and Heart Disease?

A lot of studies have found a positive relationship between walking and heart health. One study that was published in the Asian Journal of Sports Medicine stated that walking had a significant linear trend in systolic and diastolic blood pressure over time.

4 Basic First Aid Tips for Bug Bites

Nov
30

Date: November 30th, 2018

Bug bites are usually nothing more than an irritation. However, in some cases, they result in a severe reaction that requires medical attention. A bite from certain bugs such as bees and spiders can cause life-threatening conditions In addition, people who are allergic to insect bites may experience a dangerous reaction.

In this post, you will learn about how to respond to some common bug bites and avoid an infection.

4 Personal Protective Equipment that can Minimize Exposure to Blood borne Pathogens

Nov
27

Date: November 27th, 2018

Blood borne pathogens are microorganisms that cause diseases. They are typically bacteria or viruses that are present in body fluids including blood.

Two most notable blood borne pathogens include Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

To reduce the risk of transmission of diseases, healthcare personnel should use personal protective equipment (PPE). The protective equipment will serve as a barrier against transmission of sexual diseases.

Why Gym Teachers Should Get CPR Certification Online?

Nov
23

Date: November 23rd, 2018

Strenuous physical activity increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. This is particularly true for people who are at increased risk of a heart attack such as diabetic and obese individuals and those with a family history of heart diseases.

Why Do We Have to Compress the Sternum Area When Doing CPR?

Nov
20

Date: November 20th, 2018

Heart disease is the number one cause of death. Every year nearly half a million people die due to a cardiac arrest. A lot of the cases of cardiac arrests are reported out-of-the-hospital setting.