According to statistics from the American Heart Association, 436,000 Americans die every year from cardiac arrest. When performed immediately, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can double or triple the chance of survival when cardiac arrest occurs outside of a hospital. Those numbers alone make learning CPR an important skill for anyone and everyone to learn. CPR and First Aid Courses CPR saves
What is AED Training: Who Should Get Certified?
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is an advanced medical device that can help save the life of someone experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. They’re incredibly user-friendly, but there are training courses available. Who should get an AED certification, and how can they do it? How Does An AED Work? So, how does an AED work? When someone is in cardiac arrest
Incorporating More Vegetables Into Your Kids’ Diets
The holidays are fast approaching, and with them, a veritable smorgasbord of seasonal treats for your kids to enjoy. All things are fine in moderation, but it’s also a great time of year to take a bite in a healthy direction and incorporate more vegetables into your children’s diets. The Health Benefits of Vegetables Vegetables are packed with vitamins,
3 Fun Mental Health Activities That Leave You Feeling Great
Even with today’s emphasis on mental health, it’s challenging to know how to improve your well-being. Think about the last time you made your mental health a priority. What do you do when you need to focus on yourself? At Specialized Health and Safety, we typically focus on physical health, from treating allergic reactions to debunking outdated first aid techniques.
Tips and First Aid Treatments for Immediate Allergic Reactions
An allergic reaction is when your body identifies certain substances (also called allergens) as harmful, even though they may not be. These substances range from food to environments and even to medications. Many times, the symptoms are often very mild, like watery eyes, skin irritation, sneezing, and some other cold-like symptoms. Depending on the person, the symptoms can be more
Why Everyone Can Benefit from CPR Training | Who Should Learn CPR?
Let’s start with a hypothetical scenario where a stranger, or even one of your friends, collapses. You check the person’s pulse and there’s nothing there. You begin to panic at this point, and you don’t know whether to wait for medical help or start performing CPR. These situations are very scary, but no matter what, you need to act immediately.
For those who don’t know what an automated external defibrillator (AED) is, you may have seen them being used in many TV shows and movies, like Grey’s Anatomy or Doctor Strange. An AED is a portable electronic device that is used in life-threatening situations where a patient has gone into cardiac arrest. The AED delivers an electronic shock or defibrillation,
When to Teach Your Kids CPR
Learning CPR at a young age is a skill that can help your children save lives. CPR is being taught to kids in schools, in youth organizations, and even at home by their parents. In America, about 20 states require CPR training to graduate high school. Of course, high schoolers can do CPR, but the question as to whether middle
Hands-Only CPR—Is It Effective?
Nearly everyone knows what CPR is thanks to its prevalence in dramatic TV and movie scenes. But did you know there’s another type of CPR that’s not as often portrayed in Hollywood? These days, people are understandably hesitant to initiate mouth-to-mouth contact with a complete stranger, but CPR is essential to saving lives. Thankfully, Hands-Only CPR is just as effective
Developing a Disaster Preparedness Plan
The unfortunate nature of disasters is that they are unpredictable. To a certain extent, yes, the weatherperson can warn you when there’s a storm brewing or a tornado watch. However, even then, you can’t be sure of the level of damage to expect from the event. Having a disaster preparedness plan in place can help you and your family stay