OTC Medications In The Workplace? Here’s What Your Co Workers Think…

89% of workers indicated that having OTC medications available from a nurse made it possible to complete their shift University of Michigan Study Findings:The workers surveyed reported visiting their company’s health/medical department on average 10 times per year. The top four worker complaints that occurred while on the job were headaches, colds/sinus problems, muscle ache/pain, and[..]

Central Texas officer honored by city after performing CPR

    Officer Justin Gonzales was honored for performing CPR on an unresponsive woman. (Source: City of West Police Department/Facebook) WEST, TX (KXXV) – A West police officer was honored by the city council for performing life-saving measures on a woman he found unresponsive. West police said Tuesday that Officer Justin Gonzales was given a Life Saving Award at the West City Council[..]

Should you restrain a person having a seizure?

Approximately 1 out of 10 people have had a seizure. Because seizures are very common, it’s important to learn what to do to help keep that person safe until the seizure stops. There are many types of seizures. Most seizures end in a few minutes. These are general steps to help someone who is having any type seizure:Stay with the person until the seizure ends and he or she is fully awake.[..]

73-year-old saved with CPR

Lewis Family Drug pharmacist Lisa Thelen, left, meets Dennis Scott for the first time since he suffered cardiac arrest in the County Fair Food Store on Thursday afternoon. Scott suffered cardiac arrest back on Feb. 16 collapsing near the customer service counter where Thelen was one of the stores employees who rushed to Scott’s aid when he went to the floor. (Matt Gade / Republic) Dennis[..]

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[..]

Hand Washing Can Save Lives

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable,[..]

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[..]

Is your company in compliance with the new OSHA Silica Standard

OSHA’s new silica dust exposure standard went into effect September 23rd last year, but the agency delayed enforcement until Oct. 23 to give employers more time to comply. This is the first update to the silica standard since the first one was established in 1971, the same year OSHA was formed. Silica dust particles are 100 times smaller than sand granules, and those who breathe in too much[..]

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[..]

Apple Watch – It’s a life saver

18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald from Lithia, Florida, was at church on April 22 when she received a notification on her Apple Watch that her resting heart rate was extremely high. IT had jumped to 160 beats per minute up from her usual resting heart rate. “The only symptom that I had was that I was out of breath from walking and standing and sitting so it kind of didn’t make much[..]