One vital skill you may want to learn is how to perform CPR. Why is this such an important skill to acquire?
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Hollywood has a tendency to show life and death situations in a very dramatic, yet medically inaccurate way. For instance, have you ever seen a TV show or movie depicting a person—a doctor, nurse, lifeguard or just a passerby—saving someone’s life with CPR or by providing first aid? It seems so effortless on screen, but … Continued
If you own a boat, you probably enjoy taking it for an adventure out in the water. You want to feel the wind in your hair, the water splashing on your face, and the waves of the ocean beneath your vessel as you travel away from land. Unfortunately, the further you travel from land, the … Continued
There are several occupations that require college degrees and extensive training in order to join that particular field. But did you know that many jobs require training in life-saving skills, such as the ability to perform first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)? That’s right. Along with their other primary duties, workers in several occupations must … Continued
Do you happen to keep a first-aid kit in your home? If so, you understand how handy owning a first-aid kit can be when someone in your family suffers a small injury or is simply feeling ill. The standard first-aid kit usually contains things like: Bandages Gauze Antibiotics Rubbing alcohol Pain relievers A thermometer … Continued
Bathtime is a fun time for both parents and children. Splashing around, playing with rubber duckies, and making bubble beards forge deep bonds with our children and create fond memories that can be shared later on in life. But are you taking the right precautions to ensure your child’s safety in the bath? Many parents … Continued
Whether it’s you or a loved one who is affected, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases are a frightening thing to face. But do you know what to do in the event of a stroke? If not, below we’ll take a look at: What a stroke is The signs of a stroke Some of the health … Continued
Automated external defibrillators, also known as AEDs, are vital pieces of equipment in certain emergencies. In fact, an AED has the ability to resuscitate a person suffering from cardiac arrest. This, paired with CPR can help save a person’s life. Although AEDs are typically in ambulances for use by emergency personnel, it is good to … Continued
As a parent, you may often fear for your child’s health and safety. Fortunately, with a bit of preparation and first aid know-how, you can feel more confident in your child’s well-being. Today, we’ll cover 6 first aid tips that’ll help you prepare for both minor injuries and medical emergencies. Childproof Your Home The … Continued