How to Know, You Might Have a Heart Disease?

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Heart disease is a general term for a set of heart problems. The heart is a vital organ in the body and any illness affecting the heart is life-changing. Some heart diseases are preventable and most of them are manageable with proper treatment. Heart disease is a leading case of death in the United States with one in every four people dying from heart related illness. 

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What Are Your Safety Goals for the New Year?

Safety Goals for the New Year - CPR Select

Goals and visions provide us with direction on which we dedicate our time and resources. Not many people consider safety as part of their new year resolutions. We are surrounded by many risks which are likely to affect our health. These include health hazards and security risks. Our safety should always come as a priority whenever we think of new year resolutions.

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How To Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms In Women

Women_Heart_AttackWhen we hear about a heart attack, a vivid image comes to mind where the victim cries out in agony while they clutch their chest and left arm before collapsing to the ground. Did you know that, in many cases, a heart attack looks nothing like this? In fact, the victim of a heart attack often does not even know that they’re having one, especially in women.

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Seven Basic Life Saving Skills That Everyone Should Know

You never know when you can find yourself faced with an emergency. It could be that someone you are with is injured or in trouble, or you could encounter a stranger who needs medical attention. Regardless of the circumstances, the ability to act in an emergency and save a life is an invaluable skill that everyone should have. Learning some basic life saving skills will have you covered in most types of emergencies, with these seven areas being the most important to know:

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How to Apply CPR on Adults & Kids– Priceless Information for Professionals

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of the essential lifesaving skills for any professional to have. People who work in the service industry, whether in security services, the hospitality or restaurant industry, or as members of a hotel staff, are strongly encouraged to have a basic knowledge of CPR techniques so they may assist any member of the public in the event of a cardiac arrest. Emergency situations happen every day, and it’s imperative to have the knowledge and confidence required to save lives with CPR.

A cardiac arrest victim can die within eight minutes if they don’t receive CPR because their major organs, including the brain, do not receive oxygen when the heart stops. This urgency makes performing CPR a vital part of saving someone’s life when they collapse from cardiac arrest. CPR manually pumps the blood, allowing it to continue to carry oxygen to the organs until emergency medical services can take over. Bystander CPR saves lives in those first critical minutes after cardiac arrest occurs, where stepping in and taking action can be the difference between the victim’s life and death.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bloodborne Pathogen Training

What is Bloodborne Pathogen?

A pathogen is defined as a microorganism, such as a bacterium or virus, that is able to cause disease. Some examples of bloodborne pathogens include Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), malaria, Hepatitis B (HBV), and Hepatitis C. As you may be aware, these are all very serious illnesses to contract, and none of them are currently 100% curable, although scientists are making great strides on effective treatments. However, the best treatment for these diseases is to protect yourself from contracting them in the first place.

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Basic First Aid Tips For A Dog Bite

Unlike the in winter seasons, everyone warms up to the chilly autumn and warm springs. Many of us want to maximize their outdoor experience before the cold season sets in and hence the hype for hikes and walking trails. It is common to find some hunting the major parks with their dogs hence increasing the risk of bites to the public. While dogs remain the best friends to human beings, they are animals that can bite. In America, dog bites stand at 4.5 million annually with half of the victims being children aged between 5-9 years. Unlike adults, children are likely to succumb to these injuries and hence the reason 20% of the bites requires medical attention.

It is hard to predict the possibility of a dog bite; it is even harder to know when a dog is about to bite. Some dogs will only bark after the bite, while some might show some aggression before the occurrence. Nevertheless, the speed at which they execute remains a mystery to most victims, and some take a few minutes before they know what to do. When it happens far from the hospital, you need a trained first aider to take care of the injuries and hence control bleeding. Basic first aid training and certification is vital for people wishing to provide first aid in such instances.

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What Life Saving Skills Every Lifeguards Should Know?

Life Saving Skills Lifeguards Must Have - CPR Select

The United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition (USLSC) prepared a 2011 report that summarizes the skills necessary for certification and employment as a lifeguard in America. The report is based on field-leading research and multiple organizations’ past experiences training highly skilled lifeguards. The standards are fully endorsed by the YMCA of the USA, the American Red Cross, and the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA). The goal of a standardized set of training standards is to increase the lifeguard’s ability to prevent injuries and death and hold all certified lifeguards to the same standard.

The USLSC report presents the skills that are most vital to lifeguard training. Based on the research studies reviewed during its preparation, the authors are able to share traits of effective lifeguards and practices that promote safe environments and decreased drowning and near drowning incidents. Lifeguard certification providers need to cover these skills and strategies in depth to ensure that their students are fully prepared to act as lifeguards.

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