While there is no magic pill that can keep us from having a heart attack or suffering a cardiac arrest, there are things that we can change about our lifestyle that may decrease our chances. Adopting … [Read more...]
Wilderness CPR: Can Someone Really Be Saved Without 9-1-1?
If there's anything to know about CPR it's that lives can be saved when you know what you're doing - even if a 9-1-1 call isn't available. According to the American Heart Association, CPR saves … [Read more...]
A Virginia Teen Saves His Friend’s Life Using CPR
On July 14, 2016, a seemingly healthy teenage boy named Steve Smith suddenly collapsed on a baseball field in Manassas, Virginia. The team immediately called 9-1-1. Fortunately, a fellow teammate … [Read more...]
CPR Training for Youth Leaders
Many youth organizations require CPR and first training for adults serving in leadership positions. Many also offer various programs geared to educating kids about CPR. Being in charge of a group of … [Read more...]
Is It Safe to Perform CPR on a Pregnant Victim?
Cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time. Sadly, that includes pregnant women. Going through a pregnancy puts added strain on the body, which can make dealing with certain illnesses more … [Read more...]
10 Tips to Prevent Drowning
Blissful summer weather is finally right around the corner, which means fun family trips to the pool, river, lake, bay, or ocean. While there’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the water on a hot … [Read more...]
First Aid in the Great Outdoors
Before heading into the great outdoors, it’s probably wise to learn first aid. Too many people step into the forest or onto a boat with little to no first aid training. When medical assistance isn’t … [Read more...]
What Do I Need In My First Aid Kit?
The needs of a first aid kit depend largely on the activities at hand, proximity to medical care and number of people involved. A few kids playing in the backyard doesn’t require the same medical kit … [Read more...]
10 Quick First Aid Tips
First Aid is one of those tricky skills that you rarely ever need…until, suddenly, you do. Even small medical accidents can be stressful, but knowing how to react can keep a minor problem from taking … [Read more...]