MY SECOND LIFE – Meat market owner saves customer’s life with CPR

Fred Bivins says he wouldn’t be alive today if Gary Szotko of Lewandoski’s Market didn’t know exactly what to do.GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Friday, Nov. 12 started off like a normal day for Fred Bivins. The proprietor of Vinecroft Studios was trying to make room in the studio freezer for a Thanksgiving turkey. He pulled out some[..]

His heart stopped for 19 minutes. CPR saved his life.

  We’ve all heard it; CPR can mean the difference between life or death. “You can be very young, you can be very old, it does not matter. Cardiac arrest does not discriminate and can affect anyone at any time,” says Gabrielle Purick, Program Administrator for Keep the Beat, Mecklenburg County.Sudden cardiac arrest is when a person’s heart suddenly stops beating. It strikes people of[..]

13-year-old receives Heart Saver Hero award for helping save father’s life with CPR

As her eighth-grade students were learning CPR in health class, Anne Lindley had to remind the students to pay attention.As the St. Mary Catholic School health teacher tried to get her students’ attention, she talked about the importance of CPR and warned them they might have to use it someday. Like other students in class that day, Abby Johnson wondered why she had to learn how to do[..]

What Is A Sudden Cardiac Arrest? – Heart Awareness Month

More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) SCA claims one life every two minutes, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. To decrease the death toll from SCA, it is important to understand what SCA is, what warning signs are, and how to respond and prevent SCA from occurring. More than 65 percent of Americans not only[..]

Coach raises awareness for CPR training after it helped save his life

A seemingly healthy Georgetown assistant football coach collapsed on the practice field in September after his heart stopped. Bystander CPR intervention is credited with helping to save the married father’s life. Coach Trey Henderson is a man of few words and was a little uneasy with the attention. Tuesday afternoon, he thanked each of the men and women who saved his life with the use of CPR[..]

OSHA reminds employers COVID-19 is a recordable illness

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reminds us that any incidents of employees contracting the novel coronavirus at work are recordable illnesses, subject to the same rules and failure-to-record fines as other workplace injuries and illnesses. While OSHA specifically exempts employers from recording incidents of employees contracting common colds and the flu in the workplace,[..]

How do I work from home? Tips from the experienced

Most people spend months getting into the rhythm of remote work. Many Americans are trying to get that rhythm down with day’s notice. COVID-19 has made it to nearly every state including Alabama. With at least 28 confirmed cases (as of midday March 16) in Sweet Home Alabama, some businesses are telling their employees to stay home and avoid contact with the outside world as much as[..]

CPR saved this cyclist who went into sudden cardiac arrest

Dick Winters is an avid cyclist who rides his bike 4 to 5 times a week for an average of 20+ miles each day. At 70 years old, he joined the COCAC 5:15 ride to find a group of like-minded cycling enthusiasts in Charlotte, who have been riding together for over 15 years. But one morning, things didn’t go as planned when Winters suddenly fell off his bike and hit the ground. The five other[..]

Hand Washing Recommendations from the CDC

Hand washing is critical in helping prevent the spread of germs   It may seem like an obvious and simple task, but many people don’t wash their hands correctly. In order to help prevent the spread of disease, we want to share this video put together by the CDC (Center for Disease Control). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends frequently washing your hands throughout each day[..]

Online Safety Training – A Great Solution For People Working From Home

Online Learning – Helping In More Ways Due to the current Coronavirus situation, medical attention in a lot of areas is delayed or perhaps unsupported, so it is more important than ever to be trained and ready should a situation arise. While onsite CPR and Safety Training are being postponed, there are alternatives available right now such as Online Safety training or Blended learning[..]