Know the Difference? Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack

Know the Difference? Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack

It is common for the two phrases to be used synonymously but they are not the same. A heart attack occurs when blood flow is shut down due to a blocked artery. Cardiac arrest occurs when an electrical malfunction of the heart causes the heart to stop beating. Despite the differences between these two events, they can both be fatal.
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Health Awareness and American Heart Month

Health Awareness and American Heart Month

February is national heart month, which is intended to raise awareness of heart health, and lifestyle changes. Heart disease is currently the largest threat to the health of Americans, and cardiovascular disease kills nearly 2,300 people every day.
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January is National Blood Donation Month

January is National Blood Donation Month

January has always been a month where people look to the new year with optimism; hoping the next year will be better than the last. One way we can start the new year off right is by celebrating National Blood Donor Month. During the winter season, there is typically an increase in illnesses due to the weather which causes a shortage in the donation of blood and platelets. This shortage causes an increase in the demand for blood. The American Red Cross and Blood Banks of America encourage everyone who can to donate. Donating blood is safe and can save the lives of millions of people in America.
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How Our Pets Help Our Mental Health

How Our Pets Help Our Mental Health

Man and animal. An honest relationship built on trust and understanding. But to what extent does this relationship go? It has been scientifically proven that having pets and animals in your life can improve your health in many ways. A pet can be a great source of comfort, motivation, and most importantly companionship.
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Why You Should Get CPR and First Aid Training

Why You Should Get CPR and First Aid Training

2020 has been a year of one unpredictable event after another. The best way to head into the new year is to learn new skills that can improve your ability to handle any unpredictable event. Getting trained in First Aid and CPR can be one of the first and most important things you can learn to be useful in an emergency situation.
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Understanding Vaccines

Understanding Vaccines

Vaccines. Good? Bad? Beneficial? Or too Risky? Society has definitely gone back and forth trying to decide if we accept vaccines or if we are against them. The majority of the conversation centers around if we trust them to benefit us more than harm us. There are a number of benefits that come with using vaccines as a preventative medicine but there is also quite a bit of speculation saying vaccines can have long term effects that are harmful to our overall health. The best way to decide if we are for or against vaccines is to be educated about what they are and how they work. To start, we need to get a better understanding of the history behind vaccines and how they have progressed to what they are now.
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Safer Habits for the New Year

Safer Habits for the New Year

As we get closer to the end of 2020, the global COVID pandemic shows no signs of slowing down. Each day we are still seeing hundreds of thousands of new cases of coronavirus infections, meanwhile people are still struggling complying with the strict safety measures. This whole year has felt like a nightmare that none of us can wake up from. The last thing we all want is to continue this nightmare into the new year so changes need to be made.
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Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

With all the unexpected things that have happened in 2020, it is important to ask yourself if you are really prepared for any type of emergency. Disasters are inevitable and happen to everyone, especially at times we least expect it. When a crisis does occur, it is important to be prepared that way you can feel more comfortable being able to handle the situation. What does being prepared really mean? Here are a few tips to help you be more prepared when a disaster occurs.
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How Heart Attacks Differ between Men and Women

How Heart Attacks Differ between Men and Women

More than one million people in the United States alone suffer from a heart attack every year. However, many people are unaware that there is a difference in symptoms between men and women when experiencing a heart attack. While our hearts may all work the same, there are different physiological differences that can affect the symptoms when a heart attack does strike. These differences make heart attacks difficult to diagnose in women.
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Recommended Safe Thanksgiving Guidelines

Recommended Safe Thanksgiving Guidelines

Thanksgiving has always been a time to appreciate family and friends and to reflect on things you are thankful for. This year should be no different. This should be the year above all other years to sit down and really appreciate these times with family and friends. Although we have been hoping for a better chance of keeping the same traditions and celebrating, the pandemic risk is on the rise with no chance of stopping. Like the pandemic healthcare providers are working overtime to keep on top of the demand, COVID 19 is still a very real and dangerous risk. Be careful this holiday season but also be sure your friends, loved ones and family know how much you love them.
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Seizure: Stay Calm

Seizure: Stay Calm

Do you, or anyone you know suffer from seizures? It is an unpleasant experience for both the victim and anyone who witnesses it, and a lot of people are caught off guard by the event. A sudden and uncontrolled disturbance in the brain will cause changes in your behavior, movements, or feelings, and your level of consciousness in the moment will suffer. Seizures are sudden, and they’re unpredictable in how long they last and how serious they are. A seizure can happen just once or they can occur repeatedly. If you suffer multiple seizures, you are likely to have epilepsy or potentially another seizure disorder.
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Pumpkin Carving Safety 101

Pumpkin Carving Safety 101

Halloween Celebrations are underway! This year the holiday falls on a Saturday which is perfect for all kinds of parties and spooky fun. A great way to get in the holiday spirit is to carve your own pumpkin! Always remember that it is important to also stay safe because even though there are plenty of costumes for nurses, doctors, and zombie patients, it is better to fake an injury than to have one. Especially when it comes to carving pumpkins, so we have a few safety tips to help avoid any major owies or any unplanned trips to the emergency room
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Trick-or-Treat Safely 2020

Trick-or-Treat Safely 2020

Sweets, treats, costumes, parties and more! Halloween is quickly approaching and many people all over the world are getting eager to celebrate the spooky season. 2020 has brought its fair share of challenges as each of the different holidays approach and Halloween is no different. It is important for us as a society to still celebrate these holidays that are important to us while also thinking about the safety of your family and the safety of the many other families who plan to celebrate Halloween as well.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer in women worldwide. According to the World Health Organization more than 500,000 women around the world die from breast cancer yearly. In the United States more than 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 42,000 succumb each year. Cancer is a disease where a large group of abnormal cells grow uncontrollably, Metastasizing is the process where these cells grow beyond usual boundaries to invade adjacent tissues and or parts of the body. This is the state at which it can become fatal. Little is known as to how these cancer cells are created, or whether certain groups are more susceptible or not.
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In Case of Wildfires

In Case of Wildfires

A wildfire is an unplanned fire that burns in a natural area. They are often caused by lightning storms or humans and can happen anywhere, and at any time. A wildfire is fueled by dead underbrush that is dry from long periods without rain.
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A Whole Year of Stress

A Whole Year of Stress

Just when we thought we could get a handle on this year, 2020 continues to go up in flames. From the pandemic and natural disasters to strained relations and property damage, everything seems to wear down the mind to a breaking point. With so many losing their jobs and finances, it's hard to find any relief, but stressing over time about the weight of the world is a factor that can be dangerous for your health.
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10 Most Cited OSHA Standards

10 Most Cited OSHA Standards

Labor Day is the celebration of the social and economic achievements of the American workers, a yearly national tribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country that is all thanks to the efforts of the American workforce. To support that workforce and promote the economy as a whole, keeping a safe and secure workplace is also essential. From gigantic warehouses to in-home offices, there are all kinds of risks and hazards that are encountered every day
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NEW Products From Nasco CPR Prompt®+ Powered by Heartisense™

NEW Products From Nasco CPR Prompt®+ Powered by Heartisense™

Introducing CPR Prompt®+ Powered by Heartisense™ Training & Practice Manikins Professional quality in a cost-effective platform for learning the essentials of basic life support. American Heart Association compliant Get
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Prestan® Professional Diversity Kit for CPR Training

Prestan® Professional Diversity Kit for CPR Training

PRESTAN® Professional Manikin Diversity Kits Now Available PRESTAN® is committed to building confidence in CPR/AED training instructors and their students with new Professional Manikin Diversity Kits that combine both medium and dark
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Back to School, Stay Safe

Back to School, Stay Safe

It has been one hell of a year and as the summer starts to wind down we are all preparing to head back into the fall with some pretty tense plans for school coming up. While some are warily ready to see their kids head back to school, others plan for online education from home a little longer. Even after such a hectic and crazy year with school shutting down early and a long time trying to adjust to a new normal, now is a better time than ever to make sure the whole family is prepared for an emergency.
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Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets, Oh My!

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.
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Chemicals & Hazardous Waste Spills

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.
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Respond and control a bleeding incident.

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.
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Funding and the CARES Act

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.
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COVID-19 test kits

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.
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