CPR

  • Boating Safety and Fatalities

    During National Water Safety Month, Take a moment to consider that recreational boating - as most active recreational sports - carnies dangers along with the excitement and pleasure.

    The US Coast Guard provides great courses, materials, and informational materials helping guide boaters to safely equip, plan, and embark on these fun adventures.

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    As an agency of the Federal government and a servant of the public, the U.S. Coast Guard, in its role as the designated National Recreational Boating Safety Coordinator, is a leader in improving the boating experience of the maritime public. We are an organization noted for working in partnership with all stakeholders within the waterways activity spectrum and across all modes of transportation to reach consensus solutions. We measure our success by our customer satisfaction, and our customers' needs help define our workload and priorities.

    The Marine 1000 is designed for coastal cruising when professional medical care can be reached within a 12-hour time period. This ....
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    The mission of o minimize the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and environmental impact associated with the use of recreational boats, through preventive means, in order to maximize safe use and enjoyment of U.S. Waterways by the public.

    Learn more at http://www.uscgboating.org/

  • Backyard Safety Tips

    Surround Your Building with Safety

    As families move outdoors to enjoy nice weather in spring and summer, special precautions should be taken to ensure outdoor areas are safe from potential hazards. Swimming pools, barbecue grills, gardening tools and fertilizers, and lawn toys all pose risks to children and adults alike.

    Backyard Safety Tips

    • Practice constant, adult supervision around any body of water, including pools and spas. Nationally, drowning is a leading cause of death to children under five.
    • Swimming Pool & Lifeguard First Aid Kit Swimming Pool & Lifeguard First Aid Kit

      If you're considering a swimming pool purchase, contact your local Building Department first to determine exactly what permits are needed and what requirements you must follow.

    • In-ground and above-ground pools, including inflatable pools holding more than 24 inches of water, must be surrounded by a fence or other barrier at least four feet high. Any gates in the fence must be self-closing and self-latching.
    • Reserve a spot on a wall or fence near the pool for lifesaving devices, including a portable or mobile telephone.
    • Steps and ladders for above-ground pools should be secured or removed when the pool is not in use.
    • Use a cover for the pool when it is not in use.
    • Make sure drain covers are properly fitted and paired or have vacuum suction releases to prevent being trapped under water.
    • Consider installing a pool alarm that can alert if someone enters the pool.
    • Spa water temperatures should be set to 104 degrees Fahrenheit or lower to avoid elevated body temperature, which could lead to drowsiness, unconsciousness, heat stroke, or death.
    • Designate the grilling area as a "No Play Zone" and keep kids and pets well away until grill equipment is completely cool.
    • Check propane cylinder hoses for leaks before use.
    • Do not move hot grills.
    • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals or kindling have already been ignited, and never use any flammable or combustible liquid other than charcoal starter fluid to get the fire going.
    • Don't leave toys, tools and equipment in the yard.
    • Keep steps, sidewalks and patios in good repair.
    • Check all swings, slides, playhouses and other structures for sharp objects, rusty metal pieces, breaks or weakened support pieces.
    • Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
    10 Important Tips for Backyard Safety 10 Important Tips for Backyard Safety

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  • National EMS Week - May 18-24

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    National EMS Week celebrates and honors the hundreds of thousands of EMS practitioners serving our communities across the nation. With the changes taking place in our nation’s healthcare system, new opportunities and challenges are emerging within our profession. Learn about these changes and how to prepare yourself, your agency and your community.

    The 2014 EMS Week Ideas site offers resources and tools to help you and your agency celebrate EMS Week, as well as prepare for the future of EMS!

    CPR Products

    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.

  • Safety Dates And Events for Your Safety Calendar

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  • This was supposed to be funny

    A medic intending to use his comedic skills to keep kids attention teaching them vital lifesaving skills ends up injuring his helper / "victim"... OOPS! CPR Demo causes needs for First Aid!

    The "victim" while only been pretending to be injured, initially, probably needed real medical attention after being hit by the piece of furniture.

    ‘That’s not how you do first aid,’ joked one viewer.

    Luckily, there were a few first aid experts on hand to give the victim some immediate medical attention.

    Learn CPR with a Home Learning System, or schedule a group First Aid & CPR training at your location (Promise - they won't hurt you!)

     

  • Learn about First Aid, Stock up and be READY

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  • Tech Savvy

    You know we love those Health & Safety Apps! From the First Aid App to the Pet App...

    First Aid SmartphoneThe internet and social media are the third most popular way for Americans to gather and share emergency information with loved ones. With effective planning, it is possible to take advantage of technology before, during and after a crisis to communicate with family and friends.  Here are some ways to incorporate technology into your emergency plans:

    • Learn how to send text updates from your mobile phone to your contacts in case voice communications are not available;
    • Program “In Case of Emergency” contacts into your cell phone so emergency personnel can contact those people for you if you are unable to use your phone;
    • Purchase a solar powered or hand crank charger to keep your electronics running if you lose power at home; and
    • If you do not have a cell phone, keep a prepaid phone card to use during or after a disaster.

    FEMA offers several ways to be tech savvy for disaster preparedness. The FEMA smartphone app contains an interactive emergency kit list, emergency meeting location info and more to help you get started. It’s available for Apple, Blackberry and Android devices.  Increase your technological know-how by joining the text message program to receive regular safety tips for specific hazards and to search for open shelters and disaster recovery centers.

  • Free AEDs for Schools!

    The Parent Teacher Student Organization at Taylor Intermediate School will be selling 40-piece first aid kits as a fundraiser.

    The goal is to sell at least 300 kits, because the school will earn an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening cardiac emergencies in a victim and is able to treat them through defibrillation. Why isn't your school doing this?

    Plan D - D is for "Defibrillator"

    Free AEDs for Schools and Churches

    Need an AED for your School, Church, or Group? Free AEDs really are available with the AED fundraiser. Just sell these great First Aid Kits and get a free Automated External Defibrillator and a lot more. Who needs a grant for School technology or Playground safety? Get a FREE AED Today!

    Sell these - Auto & Home Fundraiser Kits - Suggested Retail: $3000 for 300 KitsDefibtech LifeLine AED - 5 yr battery - Suggested Retail: $1495

    COMES WITH THIS! AND THIS!!! THEN WE ADD THIS!!!! & EVEN ADD THIS!!!!!!
    Defibtech Standard Battery Pack
    Defibtech Standard Battery Pack
    Suggested Retail: $150.00
    Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads
    Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads
    Suggested Retail: $38.00
    Defibtech Child/Infant Electrode Pads
    Defibtech Child/Infant Electrode Pads
    Suggested Retail: $99.00
    AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm 
    AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm
    Suggested Retail: $224.95
    1. You sell the 300 kits @ $10 each ($3000)
    2. Deliver the 300 kits to your customers
    3. KEEP THE REST (over a $2000 Retail Value with Free Shipping!) FOR YOUR SCHOOL
     By Popular Demand – we are also now offering First Aid Fundraising Plan D2:

    Sell 10 more kits and UPGRADE the above to the
    7 year Battery & Warranty Model Defibtech AED!

    Plan D: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    Plan D: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    ITEM / SKU: URG-3000-DFundraiser Plan D (D is for Defibrillator)The Plan D Package comes with 300 Fundraiser Kits* (150 Auto & 150 Home)
    Sell these kits for $10 a piece and you'll break even with a FREE AED with SOOO MANY accessories.We give you a Defibtech Lifeline AED FREE! The Defibtech Lifeline AED comes with a 5 Year Battery Pack and 1 Pair of Adult Defibrillation Pads.  Just because... We are going to throw in a pair of Child / Infant Electrode Pads and a AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm!

    • (150) Home Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (150) Auto Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (1) Defibtech Lifeline AED - 5 Year Battery & 5 Year Warranty - FREE!!
      • (1) Defibtech Standard 5 Year Battery Pack - AED COMES WITH THIS!!
      • (1 Pair) Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads - AND THIS!!
    • (1 Pair) Defibtech Child / Infant Electrode Pads - WE ADD THIS!!!
    • (1) AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm - & EVEN ADD THIS!!!

    Plan D2: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    Plan D2: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    ITEM / SKU: URG-3000-D2Fundraiser Plan D2 (D is for Defibrillator)The Plan D2 Package comes with 310 Fundraiser Kits* (155 Auto & 155 Home)
    Sell these kits for $10 a piece and you'll break even with a FREE AED with SOOO MANY accessories.We give you a Defibtech Lifeline AED FREE! The Defibtech Lifeline AED comes with a 5 Year Battery Pack and 1 Pair of Adult Defibrillation Pads.  Just because... We are going to throw in a pair of Child / Infant Electrode Pads and a AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm!

    • (155) Home Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (155) Auto Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (1) Defibtech Lifeline AED - 7 Year Battery & 7 Year Warranty - FREE!!
      • (1) Defibtech Standard 7 Year Battery Pack - AED COMES WITH THIS!!
      • (1 Pair) Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads - AND THIS!!
    • (1 Pair) Defibtech Child / Infant Electrode Pads - WE ADD THIS!!!
    • (1) AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm - & EVEN ADD THIS!!!

    Also see the General First Aid Fundraiser Page >>

  • All men are liars

    Ready for a matter of life or death?

    Could you save someone's life if you had to? Say your mum or your son, or the lady across the street falls over, they're not breathing, what do you do? Call an ambulance? Of course, but then what?

    It's a horrifying scenario yet it happens every day - it's happened to me six times over the years - car accidents, elderly people tripping, tourists collapsing of heat exhaustion, a man having an epileptic fit.

    I'm an active surf lifesaver, yet none of these incidents took place when I was on patrol at the beach. Thankfully, the basic first aid skills you learn are portable, which is why it's estimated surf lifesavers save more lives away from the beach, in everyday life, than actually on the sand.

    Don't get me wrong - I'm not getting a gig on RPA or Bondi Rescue - those people are pros and they actually save lives for a living, but you and I can do our part.

    Everyone needs to know CPR - and it is not expensive to learn. American CPR Training teaches group classes at your location from as low as $16.50 per Student for full 2 year Adult, Child & Infant CPR - anywhere in the USA!

    If you don't have a group of 4 or more, there is  an awesome program to learn CPR at Home (including CPR Manikins!)

    The national group American CPR Training (www.AmericanCPR.com) is teaching their new easy C.A.R.E. CPR™ Their website says:
    American CPR Training™ ~ America's Favorite CPR, AED & First Aid Training™ is more than just the Leader in Safety Training throughout the US, Canada, & Mexico... American CPR Training is ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™

    Having been in situations where people were distressed or unconscious before I trained as a lifesaver, I can tell you it's a horrible feeling having no idea what to do.

    Possessing a passable knowledge of CPR and first aid is not much better in the fear stakes when a pensioner has dived face first into the pavement, blood blooming around their crushed head - but at least you can do something.

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    Reassure, put them in the recovery position, check their breathing while the ambulance gets there.

    I heard a story recently about an elderly woman found by a good-intentioned passer-by with no understanding of first aid. They rolled the woman, who was lying on her side, on to her back. She choked to death.

    Unconscious people have no control of their airways - this is why the ''recovery position'' tilts the head towards the ground, so the tongue, or fluids like vomit, don't impair breathing. The Australian Resuscitation Council's guidelines put it this way: ''When a victim is unconscious, all muscles are relaxed. If the victim is left lying on the back, their tongue, which is attached to the back of the jaw, falls against the back wall of the throat and blocks air from entering the lungs.''

    It's simple stuff that saves lives; maybe someone you know or love.

    For sheer, unbridled terror, however, nothing has ever come close to the experience of my daughter pulling a scalding hot long black coffee on to her face a few months ago.

    We were at a cafe, I was waiting for a food order and the barista put my coffee on top of a laminated menu. My daughter reached up to the counter to see what was going on and dragged the menu and coffee on to her head.

    Screams. Panic. What do you do?

    A news item in this newspaper last week revealed almost a third of Australians have no idea how to treat burns, using ''remedies'' such as toothpaste, eggs, honey, yoghurt or tea tree oil on children.

    They don't work. The only thing that does is cold water - 20 minutes of it. I yelled for water, but it was a small, crowded cafe; I couldn't stuff her head into a tiny, dish-filled sink.

    The best staff could do was give me a glass, which I poured on her face, then we fled across the road to the beach showers, my daughter screaming. She rarely screams.

    The water did its job. The splash burns were superficial. She's good as gold. We were lucky, but I'm so thankful I knew what to do.

    Would you?

  • Seeking to raise first aid awareness

    Ninth months ago, two bombs went off near the finish line of one of the biggest marathon events in the world. This event changed the city of Boston forever — not in a negative way as some would think, but instead transformed Boston into Boston Strong.

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    “We never thought it was going to happen so close to home,” said Meryl Prendergast, a team member of one of Canton High School’s Community Problem Solving (CmPS) teams. “But now, almost a year has passed since April 15, and we’ve fallen back into that same mentality: It’s never going to happen here. We asked ourselves, ‘If Canton is faced with a similar emergency in the future, could Canton become Canton Strong?’”

    With that question in mind, the CmPS team has set out on a mission to help Canton citizens become more aware of first aid techniques, including AED training and tourniquets.

    “We all assume that we know what to do in times of emergency,” said team member Sean Hanscom. “However, do we really? So many people know how to perform CPR, which is great, but that wouldn’t really have come in handy during the Boston Marathon. People need to be aware of other first aid techniques so they won’t panic when and if something ever happens.”

    The team, which consists of ninth grade students Forest Schmidt, Hanscom, Prendergast, and Dasol Lee, is currently in the process of planning ways to raise awareness in the community. One major idea that they have is the creation of a phone app containing first aid instructions, videos, and other material that can be accessed by anyone at any time. They are also currently in the process of contacting people who may be able to help this project grow.

    “If we handed out pieces of paper with explanations on first aid techniques, most people would just end up losing them,” said Schmidt. “That’s why we love the app idea. Anyone who has a phone would be able to download the app, and they would have this information in their pockets 24/7. Of course, having the information on paper is important, and we’ll still hand out brochures and other such items. However, the app would definitely help us reach more people.”

    Canton wishes this CmPS team, Team Band-Aid, good luck as they work toward strengthening our community and preparing the citizens for emergencies.

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