Choking Victim – How to Help

How to help a choking victim
How to Help a Choking Victim

Choking occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked by food or another foreign object. When this happens, the choking victim will be unable to breath normally and is at risk of suffocating. When treating a choking victim, the first goal is to remove the obstruction to restore normal breathing function.

Thousands of choking deaths … read more

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest

Heart Attack vs Cardiac Arrest - Do you know the difference?
Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest

What’s the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest? It’s pretty common for people to confuse these two terms. After all, they both describe heart emergencies. While it’s true that these conditions can be related to each other, the terms are not interchangeable. They are, in fact, different conditions that shouldn’t be confused. This … read more

The Effects of Stress

Effects of Stress
Effects of Stress

Stress is a normal part of life. It is our body’s natural response to any challenge or demand. Whether we feel threatened by an immediate physical danger, such as a car stopping short in front of us, or a psychological one, like the anxiety from taking a test, our bodies react similarly. The hormones released in response … read more

Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Stroke signs and symptoms
Stroke Signs and Symptoms

A stoke is a serious medical emergency. Brain cells begin to die within minutes of a stroke starting, so it is important to recognize the signs as soon as possible and take action. Quick action is important for reducing permanent damage and promoting recovery.

Major Warning Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of a stroke are sudden and … read more

Rescuer Safety

Rescuer safety
Rescuer Safety

When you arrive at the scene of an emergency, it’s your duty as a first responder to provide care for those in need. But your own safety is important too. Whether you’re a professional or a lay-rescuer, you need to come prepared, and make sure you aren’t putting yourself in danger. This means having the right equipment, and … read more

Risk Factors for Stroke

Risk Factors for a stroke
Risk Factors For A Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical emergency. Having a stroke can be fatal, or result in lifelong complications. Because of this, it is important to know whether or not you are at risk of having a stroke, so you can take steps to reduce that risk.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when the … read more

Can I Really Be Sued if I Perform CPR?

Can I really be sued for performing CPR? What you need to know.
Can I really be sued?

Can I Be Sued for Rendering Emergency Care?

Imagine for a minute that you see someone lying on the ground. You check to see if they’re okay and suddenly notice they’ve stopped breathing. You decide to rely on your training and perform CPR. Thanks to your efforts, the victim is successfully resuscitated and taken to … read more

How to Become a Lifeguard

How to become a Lifeguard
How to become a Lifeguard

Whether it’s at the beach or in a public water park, being a lifeguard is a popular summer job. Working as a lifeguard can be fulfilling, and the experience can teach you valuable life skills; you can learn how to work as a team with others, handle medical emergencies and improve their confidence and leadership … read more

Who Needs CPR Certification?

Who needs CPR Certification?
Who Needs CPR Certification?

Being able to perform CPR in the event of an emergency is an invaluable skill. Just about everyone can benefit from learning it, but for some of us, having proper CPR training is essential. Having CPR certification is a boon, both personal and professional. There are a number of jobs and careers that require it, even … read more

Can Aspirin Save You From a Heart Attack?

Aspirin and Heart Attacks | What You Need to Know
Aspirin and Heart Attacks | What you need to know.

Aspirin and Heart Attacks | What You Need to Know
With a history that stretches as far back as the late 1800s, aspirin is one of the most studied drugs in the world, being part of an estimated 700-1000 clinical trials per-year. Originally for pain relief, its effects on cardiovascular … read more