CPR

  • What is Drowning?

    Is Drowning when lungs are filled with water? Not really. Drowning is a form of suffocation first - it is a reflex spasm of the larynx that occurs when the body acts to keep water out of the lungs. According to WHO (the World Health Organization) in their 2014, Global report drowning: preventing a leading killer; drowning is defined as: "The process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion / immersion in liquid". Hm.

    Most accidental drownings occur in Children - Globally, victims under 5 years old drowned as such: 26 per cent ditch, 43 per cent pond, 13 per cent container, 7 per cent lake, 5 per cent river, 6 per cent other.)

    • 50 per cent of drowning victims are under 25
    • Males are twice as likely as Females to drown
    • Drowning is preventable

    Immediate CPR can double or triple the victim's chance of survival.

    Infant CPR Anytime is an “all-in-one” learning kit that teaches the basic skills of Infant CPR, Infant choking relief and calling for help in approximately 20 minutes. Infant CPR Anytime allows users to learn these life-saving skills anywhere, either in the comfort of their own home or in large group settings. The kit teaches CPR using the AHA’s research-proven “practice-while-watching” technique, which allows users to watch an instructional DVD while practicing their skills on a personal manikin. Infant CPR Anytime is designed to be shared with close family members and friends to help extend lifesaving training to more people. Because more lives can be saved…. Product Specifications: The Infant CPR Anytime kit includes the following: · 1 bilingual (English/Spanish) Infant CPR Anytime DVD · 1 poly-bagged Mini Baby® CPR personal manikin · 1 bilingual (English/Spanish) Infant CPR Anytime skills reminder card · 1 Mini Baby replacement lung · Manikin wipes CPR Anytime is an “all-in-one” learning kit that teaches the basic skills of CPR, Available in Adult/Child or Infant Programs

    Rescuers should remove drowning victims from the water by the fastest means available and should begin resuscitation as quickly as possible. Rescuers should provide CPR, particularly rescue breathing, as soon as an unresponsive submersion victim is removed from the water. Do not hearken back to bad TV sitcoms and think you'll pump water out of stomach first, or drain the victim of injected water... just start CPR.

    Cardiac arrest can also occur after the onset of a heart attack or electrocution or near drowning. About 75 to 80 per cent of all out of the hospital cardiac arrests happen at home. Being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation can mean the difference between life and death for a loved one. Effective bystander CPR can double a victim's chance of survival. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.

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  • BLACK FRIDAY

    Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for the Holiday Season

    A retail worker was trampled to death on Black Friday in 2008 when shoppers rushed through the store to take advantage of holiday sales. "During the hectic shopping season, retail workers should not be put at risk of injury or death," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. On Nov. 13, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent letters to major retailers to remind employers about the potential hazards involved with managing large crowds at retail stores during the holiday season when sales events attract a higher number of shoppers. OSHA encourages retailers to use the agency's crowd management safety guidelines to prevent injuries.

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    Tragic consequences and risk to workers can occur if the proper safety procedures are ignored. In 2008, a retail worker was trampled to death when shoppers rushed through the store to take advantage of holiday sales.

    "During the hectic shopping season, retail workers should not be put at risk of injury or death," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. "OSHA urges retailers to take the time to adopt a crowd management plan and follow a few simple guidelines to prevent unnecessary harm to retail employees."black-friday-banner-first-aid-mart

    OSHA sent letters to major retailers to remind employers about the potential hazards involved with managing large crowds at retail stores during the holiday season when sales events attract a higher number of shoppers. Retailers are encouraged to use the safety guidelines, Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Retailers, provided in the OSHA fact sheet they received.

    Crowd Management Safety Guidelines (November 2014)
    Letters to Retailers | Retail Trade Associations | Fire Marshals

    Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Month

    Did you know that October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month?

    Learn CPR! Learn CPR!

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one killer in America - Learning CPR can help save those around you. Recent Statistics show that 66 percent of the people who collapse after the electrical activity is disrupted in their heart survive. That's true if someone else sees it happen and calls 911, and if the person receives CPR from emergency response crews or bystanders.

    There is a critical 3- to 5-minute window to save a victim of SCA.

    Know the cardiac chain of survival:

    ? Early recognition of SCA, which may include any of the following: collapsed and unresponsive, gasping, gurgling, seizure-like activity.

    ? Early access to 9-1-1.

    ? Begin CPR immediately.

    ? Retrieve and begin use of an AED immediately.

    ? Early advanced care from first responders.

    Recently, the focus has been on deeper, harder CPR for a longer duration — more than an hour in some cases — with fewer, shorter interruptions. EMS Teams that have been employing this strategy started seeing better survival numbers right away.

    Our recommendations: Learn CPR at Home, or Schedule a Group CPR & AED Training at your location. Get and AED... Need help? Try the AED Grant Program!

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    We carry a large selection of CPR products including Professional CPR & First Aid Training Mannequins, CPR Masks & CPR Mouth Barrier devices, CPR Kits, CPR Prompting devices, Safety Training Videos, CD's and More.

    AED Products

    AEDs & AED accessories including AED Trainers & Automatic Defibrillator from Phillips, Defibtech, HeartSine, Zoll & Meditronics.

  • $1 day for National Preparedness?

    Wow. We were taken by Surprise!

    Yesterday's "Cheap, Fun, Safe. National Preparedness Month Special" caught us off-guard. We were understaffed. We had no clue that so many of our readers would jump on this opportunity. With these great deals many of our customer ordered a BUNCH of this stuff!

    With so many under a buck items (some as low as 22¢) many of our clients bought one-per-employee-per-day to give out during September (National Preparedness Month) to help them "Think Prepared" every day next Month.

    This actually makes a lot of sense. For small companies like ours (under 50 employees) we're only talking about around $20 per employee (21 work days in September) and this not only help raise awareness of the need to prepare, but also start employees on their way to being prepared and raising morale... Wow... we make a really cheap date, eh?

    (Yes - since so many of you called asking, we have other items in this price range so you can do the whole Month of different items each work day!)Stack of Money

  • Something Special is Coming...

    Stay Tuned... tomorrow Morning (Early) you'll find a very special National Preparedness offer at this Blog... check in early - opportunities are limited!

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  • Health, Medical & Nursing Education

    Healthcare Training?

    What an amazing field - and how to explain, explore, demonstrate, simulate, practice, teach and learn?Anatomy

    Here's how:

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    Medical Simulators and Advanced Training Aids - First Aid, Nursing & Moulage Manikins & Accessories

    Medical and Anatomical Training Simulators for Health, Medical and Nurse Education - A Vast Selection of items for Medical & Nursing training and education. Our Educational Training Devices and Simulators include Anatomy, Injections, Nursing Skills & Manikins, OB/GYN, Trauma, Casualty and Moulage, Emergency Life Support, Heart and Lung Sounds, Breast Exam, Blood Pressure, Venipuncture and Testicular Self Exam. We offer Medical Dental training aids, Emergency Life Support and More - Also see CPR & First Aid Training Manikins

    We carry a large selection of CPR products including Professional CPR & First Aid Training Mannequins, CPR Masks & CPR Mouth Barrier devices, CPR Kits, CPR Prompting devices, Safety Training Videos, CD's and More.

  • National CPR and AED Awareness Week

    We're 1/2 way through CPR AED Awareness Week... Take 20% off all Prestan Products, CPR Prompt Manikins, and Basic Buddy Manikins to train your students in CPR & AED, or gran some 911CPR Keychain Backpack Mask sets also at 20% off!

    Make an effort to really educate and raise community lifesaving knowledge through the rest of CPR & AED Awareness Month!

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  • ACME (Physician's Care & Pac-Kit) Acquires First Aid Only

    If you're in the little world of First Aid, there have been rumblings of acquisitions and takeovers... some say a big EMS company is on the prowl, others claim Aerospace companies are trying to break into this niche market (Why?) - well one has now been confirmed:

    • PRESS RELEASE
    • June 2, 2014, 7:02 p.m. ET

    Acme United Corporation Acquires Assets of First Aid Only, Inc

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 02, 2014--

    Acme United Corporation (NYSE MKT:ACU) today announced that it has acquired the assets of First Aid Only, Inc, based in Vancouver, WA, for $13.8 million in cash. First Aid Only had revenues in 2013 of $17.3 million and is expected to be accretive during 2014.

    First Aid Only is a supplier of Smart Compliance(R) first aid kits, refills, and safety products that meet regulatory requirements for a broad range of industries. The company pioneered consultative selling and support of first aid items to large corporate customers, and is recognized as an innovative leader in the safety products industry. It employs 100 people.

    Acme United has been in the first aid business for over 40 years, currently selling under the PhysiciansCare(R) and Pac-Kit(R) brands. It has a strong product offering, and a customer base of safety and industrial distributors, service fleets, mass market retailers, and the office supply industry.

    Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman and CEO, said "The first aid and safety market has been growing due to corporate emphasis on the safety of employees, regulations that require first aid kits, and new products that control bleeding and treat burns. Combined first aid, safety, and over the counter medications revenues at Acme United are expected to be approximately $40 million in 2014."

    Mr. Johnsen added that Acme United's traditional office supply customers are embracing sales of first aid and safety products to broaden their offerings beyond traditional office supplies, and that this portion of our business has had significant growth for the company.

    ACME UNITED CORPORATION is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting, measuring and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware and industrial markets. Its leading brands include Westcott(R), Clauss(R), Camillus(R), PhysiciansCare (R) and Pac-Kit(R).

    Forward-looking statements in this report, including without limitation, statements related to the Company's plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the following: (i) the Company's plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the impact of current uncertainties in global economic conditions and the ongoing financial crisis affecting the domestic and foreign banking system and financial markets, including the impact on the Company's suppliers and customers (iii) currency fluctuations (iv) the Company's plans and results of operations will be affected by the Company's ability to manage its growth, including its ability to integrate successfully companies which it may acquire from time to time and (v) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

        CONTACT: Acme United Corporation

    Paul G. Driscoll, 203-254-6060

    Fax: 203-254-6521

        SOURCE: Acme United Corporation
    Copyright Business Wire 2014

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    OSHA Smart Compliance Program

    Did You Know? SmartCompliance™ is the only first aid solution with an OSHA compliance guarantee. This product goes beyond supplies, provides peace of mind and keeps your employees safe! Register your cabinet and use the SmartTab ezRefill System to maintain the guarantee. Additionally, should OSHA regulations change for your industry, the product will be made available to ensure compliance. NEW: Now the OSHA Smart Compliance™ First Aid Cabinets & Refill program are Doctor Recommended! SmartCompliance™ Cabinets and refill programs offered through FirstAidMart.com™ are actually physician recommended as "appropriate for businesses and restaurants" and specifically to comply with Federal OSHA 1910.151, ANSI Z308-1-2009 & even the Cal/OSHA 3400 section guidelines which require approval by an MD. You may request a Physician's recommendation letter with you order and we will enclose a copy for your records. (First Aid Mart offers this in addition to the $1000 OSHA guarantee available free with registration of each cabinet.)
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  • June is CPR & AED Awareness Month

    June is CPR & AED Awareness Month

    CPRAmerican CPR Training™ encourages all of our responsible and conscientious clients to help us support and promote National CPR & AED Awareness Week.

    In 2008, Congress designated the first week of June for observation of National CPR / AED Awareness Week, with the goal of encouraging all states, cities and towns to establish organized programs which provide CPR and AED training to the public. We at American CPR Training™ realize that not everyone can arrange a class or promote CPR & AED Awareness the first week (especially with Memorial Day cutting into this week) so we've made it our policy since 2008 to promote CPR & AED Awareness Month,

    By participating in the program, we can raise the public awareness regarding Sudden Cardiac Arrest and increase the chance of survival by having at least one person in each household trained and an employee for each shift and every department trained in CPR and the use of an AED.

    Plan Now! Will your group work with us to promote CPR and AED training in your community? Here are some CPR & AED Awareness suggestions, information and Special Offers...

    Recent statistics for Sudden Cardiac Arrest, CPR and AED

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)

    • Almost 300,000 casualties of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are treated each year in the U.S.
    • Less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.

    CPR

    • Less than one-third of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest casualties receive bystander CPR.
    • Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

    AEDsAutomated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

    • Unless CPR and defibrillation are provided within minutes of collapse, few attempts at resuscitation are successful.
    • Even if CPR is performed, defibrillation with an AED is required to stop the abnormal rhythm and restore a normal heart rhythm.
    • New technology has made AEDs simple and user-friendly. Clear audio and visual cues tell users what to do when using an AED and coach people through CPR. A shock is delivered only if the victim needs it.

    CPR Guidelines have changed...

    CPR Guidelines changed in 2011. These were the most significant CPR updates in more than 40 years.

    We pride ourselves in being leaders in the Health & Safety field and were extremely pleased to have been the first training organization to introduce the complete C.A.R.E. CPR™ curriculum. CPR certification will include complete hands on training in the most recent updated Adult, Child, & Infant CPR recommendations and guidelines and as a bonus, the training will also include instruction in Compression-Only CPR™.

    The updated CPR certification class will include complete, hands-on training in the newest Adult, Child & Infant CPR recommendations and guidelines, and as a Bonus, the training will also include instruction in Compression-Only CPR™.

    We also include with every training an individual Student Practice Kit for each and every participant who attends the training. That means each participant who is enrolled in CPR or AED training is issued a CPR barrier mask and non-latex gloves for optimal personal protection. Each participant is also given a Student Training Handbook, CPR reminder pen and a two-year certification card.

    We also include with every training an individual Student Practice Kit for each and every participant who attends the training. That means each participant who is enrolled in CPR or AED training is issued a CPR barrier mask and non-latex gloves for optimal personal protection. Each participant is also given a Student Training Handbook, CPR reminder pen and a two-year certification card.

    All American CPR Training™ classes offered include all new Student Training Handbooks that follow the new updated guidelines and standards along with Student Practice Kits, the Student Training Handbooks, the reminder pen, and the two-year certification cards are all included in the price of the training!

    So... What can YOU do for CPR & AED Awareness Month?

    Training: Train your Group

    Train your Group in CPR, AED & First Aid - These classes are fun, affordable, and take very little time.

    • Get a Quote for CPR, AED or other training at your location, for your group for ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the FUN!™ Click for your Training Quote
    • Here's a special offer: Get your standard quote FIRST - then when you schedule any CPR & AED class during June, take$100 off the class fee! That's right. Take an extra $100 off our fees (already the lowest rates nationwide) when you schedule and pay for a combined CPR & AED class now! Class can occur any time in 2014 as long as it is scheduled and secured before June 30th to qualify for this special!*

    Apply for an AED Grant

    Get funding assistance for placing these vital lifesaving devices at Home, Work, or in the Community.

    • See the www.AedGrant.com Program (Save $200 -$1000 off each AED with the program's assistance!)

    Refresher: Have you already had your CPR & AED Training?

    If you already have current CPR & AED Training and don’t need training just yet – and you don’t want an AED – Why not get a great new CPR DVD to play for your group (all updated CPR guidelines) or CPR masks or kits for your Team? These are fun, affordable (masks from 84¢ each!), appropriate, and will certainly help raise “Awareness” of CPR & AEDs! See Cool CPR & AED Products


    Preparedness

    Give the gift of Life! Prepare your location and your people with the tools they need to comfortably, effectively, and safely perform CPR & AED Rescues. We offer affordable CPR KitsCPR KeychainsCPR Masks & More...


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    Share this FREE VIDEO with everyone you know – Spread the Awareness!

    Remember that every Home & Business should have an AED

    AED devices can actually lead to recovery, while CPR alone most often can only maintain stasis until more advanced Lifesaving care arrives. You can purchase AEDs for very reasonable prices. If you have a little time to plan ahead, the AED Grant Program is an easy way to obtain corporate, buy down Grant funding to help reduce the cost further. This program is a partnership between AED Manufacturers and Corporate Sponsors to reduce the cost below any available online pricing to effect deployment of these critical devices as many places as possible. The program is available for Businesses, and even Individuals, not just Organizations and Non Profit Groups.

    AEDGrant.com

    If you are interested in an AED for your facility please go towww.AedGrant.com for more information about the AED Grant Program!

    * Offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount and are Subject to change or cancellation without notice. Offers available online or Toll Free. Special notes on the $100 off Training offer: Discount MUST be requested at booking - before training time and date are secured and training agreement(s) sent following. The $100 off is for a combined CPR and AED training. This can still apply to additional combined topics (for example you can take $100 off a combined CPR-First Aid-AED class) but does not apply to just CPR, just AED, or to other topics - it is to promote CPR & AED Awareness Month, so we require you to schedule both for the discount. One discount per client/location. Offer subject to change or cancellation without notice. Discounts cannot be applied to any classes or orders already scheduled or secured with payment. Offers expire Midnight June 30, 2014

  • CPR, Lyme Disease and Olives

    Olives? Well, we don't quite get that reference, but CPR & Lyme Disease are hot topics.

    We carry a large selection of CPR products including Professional CPR & First Aid Training Mannequins, CPR Masks & CPR Mouth Barrier devices, CPR Kits, CPR Prompting devices, Safety Training Videos, CD's and More. We carry a large selection of CPR products 

    With CPR & AED Awareness Month beginning in a few days, there's a lot of talk about CPR - scheduling training classes, getting CPR gear, etc.

    Springtime means outdoor activities, ticks, and Lyme Disease...

    See What the Bangor Daily News has to say about this.

    How to Recognize a Deer Tick and Protect Yourself Against Lyme Disease

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