Welcome to AmericanCPR.com!

Image of Google+ icon signifying a link to Google+ page Image of Twitter icon signifying a link to Twitter page Image of YouTube icon signifying a link to YouTube page Image of Facebook icon signifying a link to Facebook page

Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • Healthy Grilling Recipes

    As a CPR training organization, healthy lifestyle, including moderate regular cardiovascular exercise, avoiding cholesterol, and managing weight are core principles to us - these are all controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac arrest.

    With Summer upon us and backyard cookouts in the offing, we thought it appropriate to share these Healthy Grilling Recipes from Million Hearts to help you go beyond burgers and hot dogs, and enjoy healthier options for the grill:

  • Updated Training on Bloodborne Pathogens

    Bloodborne pathogens are too small to see with the naked eye, but they pose health risks that are too big to ignore. They're the disease-causing micro-organisms found in human blood, as well as human blood components and products.

    Bloodborne diseases continue to pose major health problems. Increasing infection rates for Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are now making them as serious a concern as HIV, the virus which can often lead to AIDS. So it's more important than ever for your customers' employees to understand the hazards of bloodborne pathogens, the policies and practices that can prevent their transmission, and the OSHA regulations that address them. Also read: Bloodborne Pathogen standard (29 CFR 1910.1030)

    Our "Bloodborne Pathogens" training products provide this essential information while assisting employers in fulfilling the training requirements contained in the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. And the training is available in three versions tailored specifically to the needs of your customers in three key industries.

    Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities is part of the Regulatory Compliance Series and is available in DVD or interactive CD-ROM formats... in both English (available now) and Spanish.

    K0002469EO Regulatory Compliance Kit (DVD format)

    - Includes DVD Program, Compliance Manual, 5 Posters and 30 Employee Booklets

    V0002469EO DVD Program

    - Program Length = 27 min.

    - Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certificate, Employee Quiz and Scheduling & Attendance Forms

    C0002460ED Interactive CD-ROM Course

    - Using full-motion video, the course is divided into chapters and includes quizzing and remediation

         - Includes CourseWorks, a complete learning management system to track employee training data

    M0002460EO Compliance Manual

    -Provides a comprehensive listing of what must be done to comply with the regulation, as well as a

      "fill-in-the-blank" written Exposure Control Plan.

    B0002440EX Employee Booklet

    -16 page booklet reinforces the topics covered in the program

    -Package of 15

    P000BBI0EO Poster

     - Uses a "catchy" slogan to remind employees to think safety:

       "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You... Protect Yourself From Bloodborne Pathogens"

    Bloodborne Pathogens in First Response Environments is also part of the Regulatory Compliance Series Series and is available in DVD or interactive CD-ROM formats... in both English (available now) and Spanish.

    K0002459EO Regulatory Compliance Kit (DVD format)

    - Includes DVD Program, Compliance Manual, 5 Posters and 30 Employee Booklets

    V0002459EO DVD Program

    - Program Length = 26 min.

    - Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certificate, Employee Quiz and Scheduling & Attendance Forms

    C0002450ED Interactive CD-ROM Course

    - Using full-motion video, the course is divided into chapters and includes quizzing and  remediation

         - Includes CourseWorks, a complete learning management system to track employee training data

    M0002450EO Compliance Manual

    -Provides a comprehensive listing of what must be done to comply with the regulation, as well as a

      "fill-in-the-blank" written Exposure Control Plan.

    B0002440EX Employee Booklet

    -16 page booklet reinforces the topics covered in the program

    -Package of 15

    P000BBI0EO Poster

     - Uses a "catchy" slogan to remind employees to think safety:

       "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You... Protect Yourself From Bloodborne Pathogens"

    Bloodborne Pathgens in Commercial and Industrial Facilities is part of the Regulatory Compliance Series Series as well, and is available in DVD or interactive CD-ROM formats... in both English (available now) and Spanish.

    K0002449EO Regulatory Compliance Kit (DVD format)

    - Includes DVD Program, Compliance Manual, 5 Posters and 30 Employee Booklets

    V0002449EO DVD Program

    - Program Length = 20 min.

    - Includes Leader's Guide, Training Certificate, Employee Quiz and Scheduling & Attendance Forms

    C0002440ED Interactive CD-ROM Course

    - Using full-motion video, the course is divided into chapters and includes quizzing and remediation

         - Includes CourseWorks, a complete learning management system to track employee training data

    M0002440EO Compliance Manual

    -Provides a comprehensive listing of what must be done to comply with the regulation, as well as a

      "fill-in-the-blank" Exposure Control Plan.

    B0002440EX Employee Booklet

    -16 page booklet reinforces the topics covered in the program

    -Package of 15

    P000BBI0EO Poster

     - Uses a "catchy" slogan to remind employees to think safety:

       "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You... Protect Yourself From Bloodborne Pathogens"


    Prefer Instructor-Led Live Instruction in Bloodborne Pathogens Safety?

    BBP Training

    Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions Training

    Bloodborne Pathogens


    Need Bodily Fluid Spill Clean up Kits or Supplies?

    Bloodborne pathogen spill kits and protective products Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Any type of sharp objects such as needles can expose you or your co-workers to these bloodborne pathogens. To limit you and your co-workers from potentially infectious materials we have Bloodborne protection and personal protection kits plus supplies to protect you from harmful and infectious materials. We have every type of antimicrobial, germicide, barrier making, disinfectant, PPE product that you can dream of. We are here to block and protect you from any infectious material or critter that is out there and to make sure you keep safe at home or in your work place.
  • The Eye of the Storm and the Heart of Huricane Season

    As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, American CPR Training™ reminds you that we are well into Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 through November 30. If you do not already have one, you need to prepare your emergency supply kit now.

    Some other weather ready suggestions can be found in these helpful articles:

    Also - if you have a smartphone, download the FEMA App to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five different locations anywhere in the U.S. Learn what to do before, during and after emergencies with safety tips. Share disaster damage photos on a verified photo-sharing platform. Prepare ahead of time with an emergency kit checklist and safety reminders. Get directions to open shelters and where to talk to FEMA in person.

    Hurricane_Isabel

  • Procrastination = Death

    Don't wait - CPR & AED saves lives!

    Learn CPR and make sure your facility is equipped with an AED!

  • 'Thank God for that squirrel'

    This is funny!

    A squirrel had caused a short circuit that knocked out power, two power linemen were dispatched to an 80-year-old man’s home for the outage and discovered the unresponsive octogenarian in the road.

    The linemen called 911 and the operator instructed the men to use an AED on the victim. After the AED’s automatic scan, it instructed them to begin CPR.

    80 year old Jack Purvis is alive today, thanks to 911, CPR, and AED, two power linemen ( Dan Paul and Chase Horton ) and a squirrel.

    “Thank God for that squirrel,” Purvis said. (Also a reminder to learn CPR and how to use an AED, and apply for an AED Grant!)squirrel

    Read the story in NWF DailyNews

  • Summertime

    Today is the First Day of Summer! (or so the calendar tells us - Meteorological Summer, or "real summer" began June 1st)

    SummerSafetySummer is about fun and out-of-doors play, including cooling off in and around the water - it also brings risks of illness and injury that are much different than other seasons.. here are a few helpful articles to help to stay safe while enjoying the sun and fun:

  • Bloomsday

    Today is Bloomsday, the day that commemorates and celebrates the life of Irish writer James James-JoyceJoyce, whose novel "Ulysses" is set on June 16, 1904. Joyce chose the date, as it was the first outing that he and his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle enjoyed together- walking around the  Dublin suburb of Ringsend. The title "Bloomsday" is a play on the name of Ulysses' protagonist, Leopold Bloom, a modern day Ulysses, who navigates his way through Dublin over the course of one day. Joyce once said of the novel, "I want to give a picture of Dublin so  complete that if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be  reconstructed out of my book." The novel is also notable for its playful use of language and  invention of new words.

  • National Terrorism Advisory System

    STATEMENT BY SECRETARY JOHNSON ON THE NEW NTAS BULLETIN

    In December 2015, I announced the revision of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Terrorism Advisory System, or “NTAS,” to include an intermediate level NTAS “Bulletin.” We then issued a new NTAS Bulletin at the same time. The duration of the December Bulletin was six months, and expires tomorrow.

    The Department of Homeland Security is today issuing a new NTAS Bulletin. This Bulletin reflects the tragic events of Orlando several days ago. Here is what is stated in the new Bulletin’s summary:

    “In December, we described a new phase in the global threat environment, which has implications on the homeland. This basic assessment has not changed. In this environment, we are particularly concerned about homegrown violent extremists who could strike with little or no notice. The tragic events of Orlando several days ago reinforce this. Accordingly, increased public vigilance and awareness continue to be of utmost importance.”

    This NTAS Bulletin goes on to describe the government’s counterterrorism efforts, and how the public can help and be prepared in the current environment. This includes an advisory to “[b]e prepared for increased security and plan ahead to anticipate delays and restricted/prohibited items.” This new Bulletin has a duration of five months, and will expire in mid-November, just before the start of the holiday season.

    The full weight of the U.S. government – including our military, intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security communities, along with our partners in state and local law enforcement – is currently dedicated to detecting and defeating terrorism and protecting the homeland. This is our number one priority. In this current threat environment, which includes the prospect of homegrown violent extremism, the public has a role to play too. Public vigilance and awareness can and do make a difference. The NTAS Bulletin we release today is intended to contribute to an informed public, and promote public vigilance and awareness.

    To read the new NTAS Bulletin, click https://www.dhs.gov/national-terrorism-advisory-system.

    Terrorism

    Learn how to help when terror and injury occur:

  • American

    flagfadeHow can an organization with our name not proudly recognize this day?
    Today day is Flag Day, an officially unofficial holiday commemorating the adoption of the US Flag by the Second Continental Congress. While proclaimed initially in 1916 by Woodrow Wilson, and every year since by each President then-in-office, and even recognized by Congress 70 years ago - it is still not a "real" holiday, meaning Federal workers do not get the day off, and it must be proclaimed each year by the executive office - or it won't exist.  Interesting, eh?

    What does the flag symbolize?

    The 50 stars represent the number of states - this has changed, obviously over the years.
    The colors represent:

    • Red - Hardiness and Valor
    • White - Purity and Innocence
    • Blue - Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

    ACPR-FLAG_LogoFlat

  • Protecting Disabled Employees

    Staying Safe: Protecting Disabled Employees at Work

    The health and safety of disabled employees at work is extremely important. An easily accessible and safe workplace for disabled people will ultimately prove to be a safer and easily accessible place for all employees, clients and visitors.

    The term ‘accessibility’ does not necessarily mean just access to the buildings. In a work environment, it also refers to the ease with which disabled workers can move independently and safely around the entire premises.

    The Work Environment

    If the existing design of the work site does not accommodate the special needs of disabled employees, adjustments must be made. These modifications will help disabled workers move around the premises safely and easily.

    • It is necessary to adjust workstations and buildings by installing ramps, lifts, gripping bars, gradual steps, special lighting, warning strips, warning audio systems, automatically opening doors, doorbells and handles. It is necessary to install entry devices and switches at lower heights, reachable by wheelchair uses. It is also important to remove slippery flooring and tiles.
    • It is possible to assign disabled workers to a specific work area that may be easier for them to access, like the ground floor.
    • Color contrasts in paint, walls, doors, carpets and floors will help disabled employees move around the premises easily. Signboards in large, clear print or Braille directions will help partially sighted or visually impaired employees. Signboards must also have a matte finish to avoid reflection, for easier reading and comprehension. Providing pictures and graphics by door handles is a good option for those with learning disabilities.
    • Modifying work equipment by installing Braille keyboards and hands-free phones is a good option to cater to the visually impaired. Providing a reader/interpreter during meetings and occasions will help the hearing impaired.
    • All health and safety information must be provided in accessible formats to workers with visual or hearing impairments, dyslexia, learning disabilities or psychiatric disorders.
    • To cater to the needs of disabled workers with musculoskeletal upper limb disorder, it is a good idea to install voice recognition software on the computers.

    To avoid renovating workplaces and incurring additional costs later, it is best to incorporate these adjustments at the design and planning stage itself.

    Training and Supervising

    Adequate measures must be taken to ensure that disabled workers are not disadvantaged when it comes to health and safety training and instructions. Traditional modes of communication do not work when it comes to disabled employees.

    • Communicating the information or providing the materials through different mediums like Braille, large print, text form and simple audio recordings will aid in better understanding.
    • Providing individual training tailored to their needs and capabilities will help in ensuring they understand.
    • Providing Occupational Health and Safety Training specific to employee needs on campus is important since different people have different disabilities.
    • Providing specially trained managers and staff to evacuate disabled workers in case of an emergency by using special evacuation equipment will help support disabled employees.

    Employers must ensure that the health and safety of disabled workers are main priorities and that designated staff provide support whenever necessary. Disability organizations also help companies devise innovative ways to communicate information to disabled employees.

    Handling Emergencies

    All workplaces need to know how to support disabled workers in case of an emergency. Proper evacuation procedures must be in place for evacuating the disabled workers fast, if required. Companies must purchase special evacuation equipment and provide proper and accessible storage areas for them. Trained members of the staff assigned to help and alert disabled workers in case of evacuation must know basic sign language. Escape routes must be clearly established and made known to all the employees.

    Vibrating, visual devices and lighted fire strobes are supplemental systems to the traditional, audible alarms that help alert disabled employees. Installing alarms in all possible areas including restrooms is important. Individually training all disabled workers in the health and safety norms of the workplace, evacuation procedures and escape routes is important so that they will not be entirely helpless in case of an emergency.

    Disabled employees must also submit details regarding their medication and medical equipment, allergies, names and phone numbers of family members and doctors.

    The work site must have basic medical supplies and first aid kits, gloves, and more - learn your specific needs.

    Consultation

    Employers can consult local fire stations, police and rescue departments to find out what disabled workers need to do in case of an emergency; if they need to remain where they are and wait to be rescued or evacuated immediately.

    Consulting the disabled employees themselves about their former experiences reveals valuable input that employers may not know otherwise. Procedures adopted without consulting the disabled workers may miss important information.

    Health and Safety

    Measures designed to protect employees from harm must not be used in a discriminatory way against the disabled workers by treating them less favorably than the rest. For example, employers must not claim that wheelchair users cannot escape from a building in an emergency or that a hearing-impaired worker cannot hear and respond to a fire alarm.

    Employers need to do a risk assessment of the workplace and determine what measures can be taken to accommodate the disabled workers.

    Assessing the Workplace for Risk

    Risk assessment involves examining the workplace for what could cause harm to the disabled employees, to judge whether existing precautions are sufficient or not. The objective is to identify potential hazards and evaluate them to determine the extent of risk involved. If the risk is great, appropriate preventive measures are adopted to ensure future safety of the disabled employees.

    Workers and employers alike must work together to improve the condition of a workplace, ensuring that it promotes equal opportunities and reasonable accommodation for all disabled individuals, whether employees or visitors. Needs of disabled people must be considered at the design and construction stage itself, rather than waiting for a disabled person to be employed and then making necessary adjustments.

    disabled-employees

1-10 of 16

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2