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Getting Up to Speed with the LUCAS CPR Machine.


Date: May 14th, 2020


Understanding CPR and the LUCAS CPR machine

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique. CPR is given when an individual has agonal respiration or is not responsive. Time is a vital determinant of the success rate of CPR.

CPR first aid consists of the application of rescue breathing as well as chest compressions. Compressions should be the initial step. If the person is skilled and confident, then mouth to mouth resuscitation can be carried out.

The technique assists in reestablishing the unconstrained flow of blood. CPR improves the chances of survival when it is done on time and appropriately. The process is vital as it helps in averting tissue damage due to a lack of oxygen.

“Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) Order and What it May Mean to Your Health & Survival.


Date: May 9th, 2020

What’s DNR?

DNR means Do Not Resuscitate. A DNR is a legal note carried by a patient, barring doctors from resuscitating.  A DNR order can either be written or oral, depending on the country.

Without a DNR order, healthcare providers will immediately begin CPR procedures on a patient in case of an emergency. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation involves mouth to mouth or machine breathing and chest compressions to restore the function of the heart in case their heart or breathing has stopped.

DNR orders are prepared before an emergency, and it gives instructions on whether to receive CPR or not during an emergency. They are written under the direction of the patient or the patient’s family, after consultation with a physician.

DNR orders are specific only to CPR and do not affect the prescription of medication or any other medical procedures. However, in some cases, a DNR order has been used to prevent other medical interventions.

Before we discuss DNR in detail, here’s a breakdown of what the article entails.

Drops Prevention: Staying Safe from Dropping Objects at Work


Date: May 4th, 2020

Staying Safe from Falling Objects in Your Workplace

Falling objects can fall into two categories; static dropped objects, and dynamic dropped objects.

A static dropped object falls from rest to another position, under the force of its gravity, without any external forces added to it.

A dynamic dropped object is any object that falls from its initial position due to the application of an external force.

In both cases, many people are not aware of the forces generated when an object drops. In spite of the size of the dropping object, it is capable of causing incredible damage and injury, even when using protective gear.

Tracking CPR Back to Its Roots: A Brief History & How Society & Culture Influence Resuscitation


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.


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


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


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.


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!


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


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.