You may have heard about the recent Hawaiian Airlines flight that was heading from Honolulu to New York City and had to divert the plane to land in San Francisco. A flight attendant on board was having a medical emergency. Flight attendants and doctors on board rushed to perform CPR and provide medical attention until they could land safely and
February is American Heart Month and we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day. 1 in 4 deaths each year is caused by heart disease, making it the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Thankfully, heart disease can be prevented by making healthy choices, like participating in a regular workout regimen and following a balanced diet. American
As a personal trainer, the last thing you want is a client passing out, falling and breaking something, pulling a muscle—or worse—going into cardiac arrest. What’s worse still is if trainers don’t have the skills to respond properly and give clients the attention they need until medical attention arrives. Personal trainers are often pushing their clients to their limits when
Last month we discussed frostnip and frostbite—what it is and isn’t, and what to do if you fear you might have it. With January being the coldest month in Minnesota, let’s delve into Part 2 and discuss prevention methods and the symptoms of frostbite more in-depth. Symptoms The severity of your symptoms will depend upon the stage of cold damage:
The scene in Mr. Deeds where Longfellow Deeds (played by Adam Sandler) shows his butler his foot—black, numb, and hard as a rock—may have thoroughly scared you about frostbite, or had you saying, “That’s not real, that could never happen to me!” The truth is that it can. Frostbite is defined as the freezing of the skin and underlying tissues.
You’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table. You’re surrounded by friends and family with a bountiful feast in front of you. (Hopefully you’re having something a bit more appetizing than buttered toast, popcorn, and pretzel sticks like in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.) You’re relaxing, enjoying the festivities, and taking a moment to think about the things you’re most thankful for. Was
If you haven’t heard about OSHA in the workplace, you might have a problem. Workers should be informed of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Everyone has the right to a safe workplace, and should be allowed to report any behaviors or situations that are unsafe without being penalized. A successful workplace is one that encourages safety.
We are not accustomed to looking for heroes in common places, thinking that those who save lives must come to us from somewhere amazing. Surely, they must be incredible individuals or, at the very least, people who have dedicated their lives to helping others, like police officers and other emergency personnel. However, as we’ve seen throughout history, heroes can be
As we prepare to say goodbye to the delicious coconut sunscreen and wet swim suits of summer, our thoughts (perhaps kicking and screaming) slowly return to the classroom. Before long, the first period bell will signal the start of another school year. As the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Preparing yourself and your
CPR and AED are two different actions to take when trying and save someone’s life. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, their heart stops beating. That means that within a few minutes of their vital organs not receiving oxygenated blood, that person will lose their life. Some options for saving their life include performing CPR and using and AED.