First Aid for Bleeding

First Aid for Bleeding
First Aid for Bleeding

Bleeding (also known as hemorrhaging) often occurs after an injury. Additionally, it can be the result of a disease. Bleeding occurs when blood vessels become damaged. Bleeding injuries can happen on the outside of the body (external bleeding) or inside the body (internal bleeding).

Minor bleeding injuries can heal on their own, when the body produces … read more

Fire Prevention

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Fire Prevention

In the United States, fire departments respond to over 1,000,000 fires each and every year. Civilian fire deaths average about 3500 per year. According to the National Fire Protection Association, about 75% of those deaths are due to house fires. Fires also cause billions of dollars in property damage each year.

House Fire Prevention

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Common First Aid for Sports

Common Sports First Aid
First Aid for Sports Injuries

Sports play a big role in many people’s lives. Unfortunately, injuries are common in most sports, on both the amateur or professional level. For this reason, it’s important for professionals to understand basic first aid for sports related injuries and accidents. Whether you’re a match official, a coach, or a track and field specialist, you … read more

Who Needs CPR Certification? | AED CPR

Who needs CPR Certification Training
Who Needs CPR Certification Training?

Many people think of CPR as a skill that only medical professionals need. While most medical professionals will need CPR certification, it’s not just for doctors and nurses. In fact, you’ll need to earn CPR certification for a career in many fields. Who needs CPR certification? Some of them are a bit surprising.

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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

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Stroke Signs and Symptoms

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

Major Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

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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