It may or may not come as a surprise to you that winter storms cause a major influx in injuries. It isn’t just the surge of car accidents due to slippery roads that brings victims to the emergency room. There are a slew of injuries that can happen from simply walking and slipping, shoveling, and using a snow blower.
If you work in a traditional office space—complete with cubicles and boring meetings in swanky conference rooms—you may be wondering why you would possible ever need first aid training. The worst that could happen is a minor papercut, right? Wrong. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but a lot could happen to you and your coworkers
We all hope that we’ll never have to deal with a coworker’s medical emergency at work, but sometimes it happens. Some individuals have medical conditions, and accidents happen. You may be wondering how you can help them, and the information you’ve been provided in the past could be outdated. Seizures can be incredibly frightening to witness, but they aren’t
Do you have a loved one that suffers from a serious allergy? If they’re exposed to an allergen, they may experience a range of symptoms, from an itchy, swollen tongue, to hives and problems with breathing. If their allergy is serious enough, they may go into anaphylactic shock. If someone is exhibiting signs of anaphylaxis, they’re advised to administer epinephrine
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
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
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.
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
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 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