5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Knowledge Is Important

People often don’t consider the importance of basic first aid education. There are numerous reasons why people put it off. They don’t have the time They don’t know where to begin They don’t believe that accidents will ever happen to them or those close to them They think they already have enough knowledge should the need arise Helps to save lives. A trained person is more reliable,[..]

Does Aspirin Help In A Heart Attack?

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. The blockage is most often a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries).   If the blockage is complete, it deprives a portion of the heart muscle of oxygen. As a result, muscle cells die — and it’s a heart attack. Heart attack[..]

St. Louis mom saves daughter with CPR

Leann Mosby, a St. Louis Fire Captain’s wife performed CPR on her 23-month-old toddler. Blaire is 23-months-old. She was sitting in this high chair snacking on a chip, when she started to choke. Leann’s used the CPR techniques that her fire captain husband, Garon Mosby, taught her. She had also called 911 and went to a neighbors house. Leann is encouraging everyone to learn CPR. Ready to[..]

Panic Attack’s – What You Need to Know

Panic attack or hyperventilation is a state of breathing faster or deeper than normal. Healthy breathing is when there is a balance between breathing in and breathing out. Hyperventilation is caused by exhaling more than you inhale. This causes an in a rapid reduction in carbon dioxide in the body. These attacks are rare, with most people reporting occurrences of 1 to 2 times in their lifetime.[..]

Companies learning CPR reap the side benefit of team building

Learning CPR can not only help to save a life, but it can bring your company closer together. Taking a four-hour CPR course with your co-workers can build trust and understanding among employees. Everyone working together toward a common goal builds stronger working relationships and understanding amongst workers. Articles like this one from the New York Times, show how putting individuals in a[..]

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What is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions. It’s far better to do something than to do nothing[..]

Man receives CPR at National High School Rodeo Finals

Emergency first responders and bystanders are being credited with saving a 72-year old mans life. Witnesses the man complained of chest pains, before collapsing in the grandstands. According to SCSO officials, bystanders began applying CPR, and emergency first responders revived the man by deploying an automated external defibrillator. The man was conscious and alert as he was transported to the[..]

Fresno man a hero after performing CPR on a toddler who nearly drowned

A man in Fresno California, helped perform CPR on a toddler that fell into a pool and nearly drowned in backyard pool. The 14-month-old got into the backyard on her own and fell into the pool. Eric Jones the neighbor, performed CPR on the little girl after hearing someone scream. “I just put some air inside her and keep her on her side and when water came up you hear that air inside her[..]

Athletic trainers revive woman on the way to breakfast

Photo courtesy of CBS 4 Indy Bonnie Howard and DeAnne Green were arriving for breakfast at the Sunrise Cafe in Fishers, IN. When they heard a woman scream across the parking lot, they immediately rushed over to help. “All of a sudden the lady just went completely limp,” said Howard. “I couldn’t find a pulse, so I started doing chest compressions.” Both Bonnie and DeAnne are athletic[..]