Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Mom a budding CPR Trainer

    Being a longtime expert in calibrating and servicing hazardous material detectors, Sullivan knows about safety and she has been taking her business Response Ready Technical Services a step further by providing CPR, first aid and AED (automated external defibrillator) training to local schools and organizations that need to reinforce safety education.

    “At first I was thinking I would learn it and teach it to my friends,” said Sullivan, who has a degree in environmental health policy in 2006 and has been running her calibration business for 12 years.

    American CPR Instructor Beth As a mother of two, Carmel Valley resident Beth Sullivan said she gets frustrated at the fact that she signs liability waivers when she puts her kids into the hands of others, even though they are often not trained in CPR. Even when it comes to sending her kids off on play dates, she has a vested interest in knowing those parents know emergency procedures.

    Beth is an Instructor with American CPR Training - read more about this Budding Blossom of a Safety Instructor!

  • Healthcare overhaul may threaten California's safety net

    If public hospitals and clinics lose too much funding, county health leaders say, who will treat the uninsured? About 10% of Californians could still lack coverage after the law takes full effect. Read about it in the LA Times

    Policy experts, health care leaders offer landmark roadmap for better health care at lower cost
    By Public Affairs, UC Berkeley | February 26, 2013

    An unprecedented, year-long collaborative effort involving policy experts from UC Berkeley, CEOs of major health insurers and health care delivery systems, and leaders from California’s public sector has produced a detailed roadmap that would transform the state’s health care system and improve care and outcomes while saving billions of dollars in the process.

    The Berkeley Forum has developed a roadmap for transforming California’s health care system. (Courtesy of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health)
    The members of the Berkeley Forum for Improving California’s Healthcare Delivery System have agreed to support a risk-adjusted global budget model of paying for coordinated care, and today (Tuesday, Feb. 26), will issue a detailed report on specific actions that would save the state of California $110 billion – about $800 per household annually – over the next decade.

  • 7 Basic First Aid Tips Your Young Athlete Should Know

    Coaches Team Sports First Aid Kit Coaches Sport First Aid Kit, 218 Piece, Softsided Notebook Bag
    This large sports coaches first aid kit with separate compartments was developed specifically for sports activities. It contains instant cold compresses, latex-free elastic bandages, moleskin, wound care supplies, antiseptics and a variety of other first aid needs.

    Parents and coaches are not the only ones who should be educated about youth sports injuries. There are basic first aid tips we can teach our children so that they too will be better prepared if injury should occur and no adult in around.

    We’ve heard those amazing stories about little kids who dial 911 and save their mom’s and dad’s lives. Your child is not too young to know some basics that can help if he or a friend is injured. When he is playing sports, adults are around to help, but what if he is on the playground or out playing pickup ball in the empty lot?Take some time to prepare your child in case of injury when an adult is not around. Read the 7 Basic First Aid Tips

    1. When to call 911
    2. How to do CPR
    3. What to do when someone is choking
    4. How to stop bleeding
    5. How to treat injuries
    6. How to treat heat stroke
    7. Have a game plan

    or Get your Basic Sports First Aid Supplies

  • Did You Know? #health

    Did You Know?

    For more than 35 years, Health, United States has presented a picture of the nation’s CDC-Healthhealth, including trends in infant mortality, birth and death rates, health status, risk factors, health-care use, and more.

  • 5 Things to Know About Breast Implants

    Should I get breast implants? Are there alternatives? Will they need to be replaced? And if you decide to get implants, there are even more questions. Saline or silicone? What style? Researching breast implants can be overwhelming and confusing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has online tools available to help women sort through the information and provides questions to consider before making the decision.

    Read this Consumer Update to learn the five things that FDA experts say women should know about breast implants.

    Don't forget your Breast Self-Exam!

  • Second-graders learn CPR for heart month

    For American Heart Month in February, second-graders in the Rowan-Salisbury School System are learning how to keep someone’s heart beating.

    Children learn CPR from local Law Enforcement Children learn CPR from local Law Enforcement - Schedule CPR Training for your Group with American CPR Training®

    Rowan Regional Medical Center and Rowan County EMS have teamed up this month to teach all second-grade students in the Fit for Motion program at the Rowan-Salisbury School System about heart disease and hands-only CPR.


  • AED used to save man's life


    Apply for an AED Grant - available funds for Schools, Organizations, Businesses and even Individuals to deploy these lifesaving devices!

    They aren't required to use them, but one local health club did and ended up saving a man's life.

    Midtown Athletic Club used an automatic external defibrillator, also known as an AED. State law requires New York health clubs to have them, but a new ruling says employees aren't required to use them. But one man is glad they did. He almost died after going into cardiac arrest on a treadmill Tuesday. That AED was used to jump start his heart.

    Read more at News 10NBC

    See AEDs & AED Trainers

  • COMMUNITY CPR DAY: A demonstration of "Hands Only CPR"

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Seeing someone collapse in front of you is a situation we all dread. CPR can more than double a person’s chances for survival. Its a simple technique that anyone can do.

    On Saturday, you have the opportunity to learn how to save a life, as WEAU and Sacred Heart Hospital host Community CPR Day.

    On Tuesday, We talked with Robin Schultz of Sacred Heart Hospital about Hands Only CPR.

    "You really only need to know two simple steps,” Schultz said. “The first is to call 911 or send someone to call 911, so they can activate our emergency response system, and the other is to just get to the center of the chest and do hard, fast, deep compressions."


  • Protect Your Unborn Baby from Infections

    If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, find out how to protect your unborn baby from infections that can cause serious health problems.

    A few of the infections that affect unborn babies or newborns include:

    • Group B Strep -- About 1 in 4 women carry Group B Strep. This bacteria is usually not harmful to you, but it can be passed on to your baby during childbirth and lead to a potentially deadly infection in your newborn.If you test positive for Group B Strep, you can protect your baby by getting IV antibiotics during labor.
    • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- Some babies born with CMV infection will develop permanent health problems, such as hearing or vision loss or mental disabilities. Help protect your unborn baby by washing your hands often, avoiding contact with saliva and urine, and taking additional precautions to reduce your risk of exposure to CMV.
    • Listeriosis -- Pregnant women are 13 times more likely than the general population to get listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria. Protect yourself and your unborn baby by avoiding certain foods while you're pregnant.
    • See Child First Aid & Infant Care Products
  • Pet owners learn about animal first aid

    This Veterinarian/Instructor summarized pet first aid in three words: Predict, prevent and prepare.

    Pet owners gathered to learn about common pet injuries and how to prevent and treat them while protecting themselves. They also learned about what to do if they see an injured or abused animal. Some State laws state that people should help and/or report the endangered animal but no one should put their own safety at risk to do so.

    Veterinary technician Alicia Shelton give a class on first aid for pets. / THOMAS PATTERSON / Statesman Journal Veterinary technician Alicia Shelton give a class on first aid for pets. / THOMAS PATTERSON / Statesman Journal

    The Instructor warned of bites and scratches from animals while rescuing them. She said she always has a muzzle and a blanket handy to protect herself from being hurt.

    See Pet Emergency & First Aid Supplies

    Cat bites and scratches, for example, are always an emergency if they break the skin, Shelton said.

    Read full article at Statesman Journal

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