Resuscitation Competency

Sure, your staff or your team members has been trained on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but do they retain the training they’ve received? On any random Tuesday in February, are they ready to perform life-saving CPR? Studies show that timely high-quality CPR can play the biggest role in survival. The unfortunate thing is, many providers–who are both skilled and trained—are not

Lessons on Surviving the Holiday from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The holidays can be tough on everyone, especially if you’re Clark Griswold Jr. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. You may have good intentions for a great holiday, but the turkey is dry, your relatives say something rude, and you burn the cookies. Not only that, but leading up to the holiday celebration, there are too many errands to run

Poison Control

What would you do if your child accidentally swallowed a substance they shouldn’t have? You read the label and all you see is a symbol that indicates it is poisonous. You enter crisis mode. You freeze. What do you do? Or perhaps you started using a new cleaning product, some gets on your skin, and you break out into hives.

Trick-or-Treating Safety

Halloween is a fun time of year for everyone—young or old. Young children get to dress up in costume and knock on doors for treats, young adults have fun attending costume parties, and older adults enjoy taking their favorite little ones out trick-or-treating. Before heading out trick-or-treating this year, review these handy tips to ensure everyone has a fun, safe

Safety Lessons to learn from Scary Movies

It’s spooky season! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing and falling at your feet, and pumpkin spice and apple-flavored things are on every shelf. Fall is upon us, which means it’s time to watch all your favorite creepy horror movies. But did you know you can learn a thing or two about safety from scary movies? Horror

Bleeding Control

Bleeding control is an important first aid issue, and we aren’t just talking about a minor paper cut, although those do hurt. It’s also becoming an important civilian issue, as mass shootings and casualties rise. Civilians need to be able to assist others with wounds, especially because it’s best to treat wounds as soon as possible and sometimes it takes

First Aid and Safety Tips for Back to School

It’s time to go back to school! Well, maybe not for you, but your kids at least! While your kids might not be like Billy Madison trying to prove to their dad that they aren’t a fool, for many parents, it can be a relief when the kids go back to school. However, many parents are concerned about the safety

Signs of a Stroke

You’ve probably heard the “Act FAST” phrase to remember the signs of a stroke. They stand for Face, Arms, Speech, and Time. A more recent version is being used and should be followed instead, called “BE FAST.” It stands for Balance off/dizzy, Eyes, Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, and Time to call 911. Let’s talk about what a stroke

Daycare First Aid Training

When you send your child off to daycare, you’ll find peace of mind knowing that they will be in good hands. There will be plenty of toys and social interaction with other children, of course. But also, you can rest easy knowing that your daycare provider is licensed in first aid and CPR training.   Child care licensing is regulated

Signs of a Concussion

You’ve heard about football players getting concussions left and right, or people involved with car accidents getting concussions. You might think you’re immune and the symptoms don’t apply to you, but especially if you are often around little ones, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of concussion.   The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as a “traumatic brain