September 2016

  1. Heart and Home
    Categories: Odd Bits of News & Trivia

    Heart and Home

    Yesterday was World Heart Day (something near and dear to ours!) and today is America's PrepareAthon! Prepare your home, and shape up for life - there are a lot of  great times ahead for you so prepare to enjoy them!
  2. CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women
    Categories: Health News

    CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women

    CDC Updates Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age for Zika Virus Infection Related to the Ongoing Investigation of Local Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade County, Florida CDC previously issued travel, testing, and other guidance related to local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (active Zika virus transmission) that the Florida Department of Health (FL...
  3. No Blue Noses!
    Categories: Instructors Corner

    No Blue Noses!

    CPR Instructors... how many "Blue Nose" manikins do you have? Dontcha hate that? Something about students with ink on their hands from taking notes... So the options for a long time have been: Buy new faces Get plastic head manikins like CPR Prompt or Basic Buddy, or Let the students laugh and just explain "Annie is cold"   There's another...
  4. High Blood Pressure
    Categories: Health / Medical Education

    High Blood Pressure

    High Blood Pressure is one of the most easily controllable risk factors for sudden cardiac arrest. About 70% of US adults aged 65 or older have high blood pressure, but only about half have it under control. Despite having Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance, at least 25% of adults aged 65 or older are not taking their blood pressure medications...
  5. EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KITS
    Categories: Emergency Preparedness

    EMERGENCY SURVIVAL KITS

    When a disaster or urgent emergency occurs, being able to survive where you are or needing to bug out is the first big decision that needs to be made. We have a line of Emergency Survival Kits to fully cover these tasks. Whether it is a simple blackout, a classroom lockdown, fire, or flooding, we have all types of kits...
  6. Are your kits ANSI/OSHA certified?
    Categories: Odd Bits of News & Trivia

    Are your kits ANSI/OSHA certified?

    There is no such thing - neither ANSI, nor OSHA will "certify" a product like this... that would be tantamount to endorsing a commercial product, HOWEVER, many of our first aid kits meet or exceed ANSI and OSHA requirements. We have a whole page dedicated to Understanding the ANSI 2015 first aid standard requirements. Please see the OSHA first aid kits...
  7. 3 Ways You Can Use Smartwatches to Keep You Safe
    Categories: Emergency Preparedness

    3 Ways You Can Use Smartwatches to Keep You Safe

    Smartwatches are becoming the next must-have gadget. You can receive notifications, answer calls, connect to your smart devices, track your fitness, listen to music and navigate your area. Smartwatches are reliable and easily accessible, which also makes them more useful than smartphones in dangerous situations. Let's take a closer look at the features that help keep you safe. Panic Button...
  8. Is your Office Prepared? Who is going to save YOUR life?
    Categories: Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    Is your Office Prepared? Who is going to save YOUR life?

    How safe is YOUR workplace? Think about preparing the workplace to be a safe environment. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) should be an integral part of your plan. On average, only 10% of victims survive sudden cardiac arrest, but survival rates jump to 40% when victims are treated with high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and proper, rapid use of AEDs. Remember... SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL...
  9. Your Phone is a Survival Tool
    Categories: Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    Your Phone is a Survival Tool

    During National Preparedness Month, we'll be talking a lot about communication plans, and how cell phones will often be unavailable...this is part of the theme  “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” - butu phone will be available, too. Both before disaster strikes as warning and informational tools, and as service is restored (and they have other offline functions...
  10. Labor Day Weekend
    Categories: Odd Bits of News & Trivia

    Labor Day Weekend

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