Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets, Oh My!

Posted by Sam on 8/7/2020 to Emergency Care
Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets, Oh My!
It's not the lions or tigers that are the scariest part of the summer season. They’re barely bigger than a quarter, but even the biggest bear might flinch away from the bright yellow glow of the venomous insects that haunt yards and gardens all over. Insect repellent and protective clothing can only do so much, and although we do our best to avoid infested areas, there might be an incident once in a blue moon. Those who aren't allergic will only show minor reactions to a sting if they are unlucky enough to enrage the beasts. For others it is a life and death chance that can result in a panic induced trip to the emergency room if they aren't careful.

Chemicals & Hazardous Waste Spills

Posted by Sam on 7/31/2020 to Safety Tips
Chemicals & Hazardous Waste Spills
With the current pandemic going strong and cleaning products still disappearing from shelves everywhere, now is a good time to go over common chemical hazards. Anything from spills to accidental mixtures and improper storage can create dangerous situations if proper precautions are not taken. Products like bleach and ammonia, although commonplace in households, are not only dangerous for the human body on their own but are fatal if combined.

Respond and control a bleeding incident.

Posted by Sam on 7/10/2020 to Emergency Care
Respond and control a bleeding incident.
“No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.” Victims of disasters such as the Boston Marathon and the earthquakes in Haiti often rely on people in their immediate vicinity for aid in the vital moments immediately after trauma.

Funding and the CARES Act

Posted by Rachel on 7/2/2020 to Medical Regulations
Funding and the CARES Act
Most people wouldn’t think of school right in the middle of summer, but with the pandemic still going strong, a lot of things have changed and we have an uncertain future ahead of us. To assist in the ongoing efforts to get back on track to normal, the US Department of Education has authorized aid for higher education institutes as part of the CARES Act.

COVID-19 test kits

Posted by Sam on 6/19/2020 to Physical Health
COVID-19 test kits
Infection rates are on the rise as the world begins to open back up and we adapt to our new normal. A pandemic is not a new concept at this point, but it does throw a wrench into our comfortable lives. As we continue to wait for a vaccine or new ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones, scientists and front line workers have worked day in and day out to come up with solutions to bring things back to normal. We’re proud to announce that we have a brand new, proprietary testing kit available to you and your family now.

Proper Use of PPE: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home

Posted by Sam on 6/5/2020 to Safety Tips
Proper Use of PPE: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home
It may be possible for someone to contract the COVID-19 virus through touching an infected surface and then directly transferring it to their body by touching their mouth, nose and/or eyes. Diligently cleaning high traffic areas and disinfecting well used surfaces such as countertops and door handles at regular intervals can reduce the chances of the virus being transmitted.

Proper Use of PPE: Gloves

Posted by Sam on 5/22/2020 to Safety Tips
Proper Use of PPE: Gloves
For the general public, the CDC recommends wearing gloves when you are cleaning or caring for someone who is sick. While running errands, or while out in the general public, using gloves is not usually recommended. Social distancing and washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer for 20 seconds) are considered to be the preferred methods of keeping your hands clean from bacteria while out in public. However, in combination with hand-washing, social distancing, and when used in the correct circumstances, gloves can be a nice supplemental tool to keeping safe from germs.

Proper Use of PPE: Masks

Posted by Rachel on 5/15/2020 to Safety Tips
Proper Use of PPE: Masks
If you’ve ventured out into public recently, hopefully you have been wearing a mask! Gloves, hand sanitizer, and face masks have become all the rage recently, and for good reason. But if you do not use these preventative tools properly, they often become less effective. In the next few weeks, the CPR Savers Blog will be publishing instructions, tips, and tricks on how to utilize PPE effectively to help prevent the spread of infection, keeping you and your loved ones a bit more safe in this uncertain time.

Coronavirus Prevention: How to Protect Yourself

Posted by Sam on 3/23/2020
Coronavirus Prevention: How to Protect Yourself

COVID-19 is a serious issue, without really being able to control or prevent it from spreading through the community it is best to consider and take precautions. Our Coronavirus Essentials page lists all the products you might need to protect yourself and your family.

Social Distancing and Isolation

Posted by Sam on 3/20/2020 to Safety Tips
Social Distancing and Isolation
Weeks of no work or social gathering can be intimidating to some, and those that love to socialize and party might already be starting to panic but staying home and practicing social distancing isn't as intimidating as it once was.

COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Sam on 3/13/2020 to Physical Health
COVID-19 Pandemic
With new cases being tested and reported without a known source, the United States has started testing in all States. Monitoring closely just how quickly this virus is spreading among the population. Many schools and big events have already been cancelled to try and reduce the exposure of the outbreak and slow down the infection.

Spring and Allergy Season

Posted by Sam on 2/28/2020
Spring and Allergy Season

With the colorful season of spring comes the struggle of allergy season. Tree and flower pollen that revitalizes the cycle of life for plants can often ruin Anyone's day even for those that don't necessarily have the more severe symptoms of allergies.

The Benefits Of Spending Time In Nature

Posted by Monique on 2/21/2020 to Physical Health
The Benefits Of Spending Time In Nature
Nowadays we are way too concerned and focused on phones, technology, and the digital world. " Today’s kids spend less and less time outdoors, and it’s taking a toll on their health and well-being." Make outside a priority in your family, studies have shown that nature promotes health mentally, and physically.

American Heart Month

Posted by Moriah on 2/14/2020 to Physical Health
American Heart Month

February is the month of love, but it is also American heart month. It is important to keep your heart healthy. Having knowledge about your heart will help you know what's good and bad for it. Here are a few important facts about the heart and how to keep it healthy.

Be Prepared for the Coronavirus

Posted by Monique on 1/27/2020 to Safety Tips
Be Prepared for the Coronavirus
Recently, the Coronavirus has been all over the news. You may also have overheard co-workers and family members talking about it. The reported infection count and death toll is constantly climbing, and confirmed infections are now happening outside of China. We're here to provide you information about what exactly the Coronavirus is, how to prevent it, and what to do if you become infected from it.

Why We Need a Pet First-Aid Kit

Posted by Moriah on 1/24/2020 to First Aid Kits
Why We Need a Pet First-Aid Kit
First aid kits are always essential to have for everyone in the household, including our furry friends. There may be a time in which an unfortunate event can occur, leaving your pet hurt and rendered, needing medical assistance as soon as possible. In these cases it is significantly crucial to have the proper first aid supplies and tools you need to help your fur baby en route to the vet. Some key items to have in a first aid kit for your pets can include:

Being Prepared For a Wildfire

Posted by Monique on 1/17/2020 to Safety Tips
Being Prepared For a Wildfire

"A wildfire is a large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over woodland or brush." There have been over 67,000 wildfires in the last ten years in just the United States alone. With more people making their homes in rural areas, (which are surrounded by nothing but woodland) it is important to be prepared. There are wildfires constantly happening all over the world; as currently there is one in Australia. Even though it is across the world, no matter where you are located everyone is at risk for a wildfire to happen. Be prepared by having an emergency plan and kit to be ready to grab on the go for each member of the household.

Safe and Happy travels for the Holidays!

Posted by Sam on 12/24/2019 to Safety Tips
Safe and Happy travels for the Holidays!
With the winter season upon us, even here in Arizona it is starting to get uncomfortably cold on this overcast, and rainy Tuesday morning. Especially during the early morning hours before the sun rises, with the traffic and Christmas lights dancing off the thin layer of treacherous water covering the dark asphalt- it is important that we stay cautious. We can only imagine how bitter cold it could be as ice melts on our jacket shoulders, we wait for the heater to work its magic, while feeling rushed to get to work for one last day before that exciting holiday where most companies and retail stores across the country close their doors, and employees can spend time with their families.

Why Is Water so Important?

Posted by Moriah on 11/29/2019 to Physical Health
Why Is Water so Important?

Water is essential to the human body. Up to 60% of water makes up the body, which helps the key factors of the bodywork, as well as controlling our body temperature, our immune system, and breathing. It is most important to drink water first thing in the morning, as this helps to kick-start your body for the day. As our bodies excessively lose water throughout the day, it is highly important to make sure we replenish our bodies.

Do you want to catch the flu?

Posted by Monique on 11/8/2019 to Physical Health
Do you want to catch the flu?

It's flu season coming up, and no one wants to catch the flu so make sure to be taking precautions this year! While there are may ways to prevent the flu, washing hands, getting vaccinated and wearing a mask are the top three! Facemasks add an extra layer to protect you from all the germs that people spread.

Keep your home safe!

Posted by Monique on 11/1/2019 to Safety Tips
Keep your home safe!

More home fires and deaths happen from November to April because of the holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you must keep your home and family safe, as well as being prepared! It's essential to have a fire escape plan that everyone in your household knows in case of an emergency.

Improving survival outcome for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Posted by Leah on 10/30/2019 to Emergency Care
Improving survival outcome for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest happens when your heart unexpectedly fails, resulting in a loss of consciousness. In order for a potentially good cardiac arrest outcome, CPR and defibrillation needs to be started as soon as possible. With each vital second passing, without proper treatment, the odds of survival are meek. That is why it is important to have trained personnel on standby, in case of a sudden disturbance in the heart's electrical status, causing the heart to fail. But, most of the time cardiac arrest happens out of the hospital setting.

A community in Tuscon, Arizona has formulated a study to help improve response time for out of hospital cardiac arrest. Check out the full article here to see all the data that was collected and provided by the mock scenarios that were performed.

Elsvier: Local volunteer network improves response times

Top 5 Halloween Safety Tips

Posted by Andrew on 10/28/2019 to Safety Tips
Top 5 Halloween Safety Tips

What are you going as for Halloween this year? Some people come up with creative, elaborate and timely ideas, while others stick to a "go-to" costume they can use again and again. Dressing up, going trick or treating, being with friends -- it's what Halloween is all about. But being out on the prowl at night can bring challenges and concerns for parents of eager candy-seekers. Keep the little ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween with these 5 safety tips.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by Moriah on 10/25/2019 to Physical Health
Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer, ranked the third most potentially deadly cancer, "is a disease where malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast." (National Breast Cancer Association, 2019)

NEW PRESTAN PRODUCT UPDATE!

Posted by Mauro on 10/18/2019
NEW PRESTAN PRODUCT UPDATE!

The PRESTAN® Adult Professional CPR-AED Manikins will now have open nose holes.

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