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  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Importance Info

    The week before Memorial Day (May 20–26, 2019) is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The goal of this awareness week is to maximize the health benefits of swimming by minimizing the risk of illness and injury. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity every week, including water-based physical activity, can benefit everyone’s health. Each of us plays a role in preventing illnesses and injuries linked to the water we swim, play, relax in, and share. Swimming is a fun, healthy way to stay physically active and spend quality time with family and friends. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week highlights the roles that swimmers, parents of young swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials play in preventing disease outbreaks, drowning, and pool chemical injuries.

    Why Is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Important?

    Injuries caused by mishandling pool chemicals:
    Pool chemicals are added to maintain water quality (for example, to kill germs). Each year, however, mishandling pool chemicals when treating public or residential/backyard pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds leads to 3,000–5,000 visits to U.S. emergency departments.
    For more info, visit CDCs Pool Chemical Info.

    Illnesses caused by the germs in pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds:
    During 2000–2014, nearly 500 outbreaks were linked to pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds. Most of the outbreaks were caused by germs Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto”), Legionella, or Pseudomonas. Healthy swimming is not just about the steps pool operators and pool inspectors take—so let’s all do our part to help keep ourselves, our families, and our friends healthy.
    For more info, visit CDCs Healthy Swimming Info.

    Drowning:
    Each day, two children younger than 14 years old die from drowning. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children 1–4 years old. we want to remind you about drowning prevention. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental injury or death in children under the age of 5. Drowning can be quick and silent. It's a fallacy that the act of drowning is accompanies by screams or splashing, making proactive prevention crucial. To help prevent drownings, please remember to have active adult supervision, never swim alone, make sure your pool is fenced with self-closing/latching gates, and most of all keep a Pool / Lifeguard First Aid Kit on hand.
    For more info, visit CDCs Water Injuries Info.

    Harmful algal blooms:
    Algae can grow in warm, nutrient-rich fresh- and marine water. An abundant growth of algae that harms people or animals is referred to as a harmful algal bloom (HAB). HABs in fresh- and marine water can produce toxins that cause a variety of symptoms including skin irritation, coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, stomach pain, numbness, and dizziness. Symptoms vary depending on the type of HAB toxin and the type of exposure, such as skin contact, ingestion by eating food or drinking water contaminated with HAB toxins, or breathing in tiny droplets or mist contaminated with HAB toxins.
    For more info, visit CDCs HAB Toxin Info

    Naegleria fowleri “the brain-eating ameba”:
    Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic ameba (a singlecelled living organism) that is commonly found in warm freshwater such as in lakes, rivers, and hot springs. If water containing the ameba goes up the nose forcefully, the ameba can invade and cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
    For more info, visit CDCs Naegleria Info

  • Empirical

    EmpireOn this date in 1931, New York's Empire State Building opened.

    It was built by John Jakob Raskob of General Motors, and was the result of his competition with Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation to see who could erect the taller building. Standing
    1,250 feet high from ground to roof, it surpassed the 1,046-foot Chrysler Building as the world's tallest skyscraper. In fact, the Empire State Building held the "world's tallest" title for 40 years, until it was outdone by the World Trade Center in 1972.

    It's cool to be "first", "best",  or "#1", but sometimes, it is just awesome being classic, popular, and loved.

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  • Duke Energy Saves a Life with CPR & AED

    Duke Energy crews train every two years on how to do CPR and use a defibrillator. American CPR Trains them!

    Duke Energy workers are being hailed as heroes after they helped save a Citrus County man when he had a heart attack. Read more at NBC 8

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  • National Preparedness

    National Preparedness Month begins September 1.

    “Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” is the theme this year.

    Get started  bye reading Emergency Planning and Evacuation ProceduresEmergency Action Plan & Escape, and then start making your plan here: www.ready.gov/make-a-plan

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  • Mosquitoes

    insectrepellents-animatedMosquitoes - aside from annoying, they are dangerous and carry many diseases harmful and even deadly to humans.

    In and effort to help the public find reliable resources of information on Mosquito abatement, control, treatment for bites, and the like, the CDC offers a number of resources to help understand the threat and keep these bloodsuckers at bay:

    • Prevent Mosquito Bites

      The best way to prevent Zika is to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

    • POTENTIAL RANGE IN US

      CDC's best estimate of the potential range of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States.

    • AERIAL SPRAYING

      Airplanes can be used to treat very large areas with insecticides safely, quickly, and efficiently.

    • RESOURCES

      Guidance and planning resources, mosquito information, and mosquito control resources.

    • INTEGRATED MOSQUITO MANAGEMENT

      Uses a combination of methods to prevent and control mosquitoes that spread viruses.

    • FOR PROFESSIONALS

      Information on surveillance and control, insecticide resistance, and disinsection.

    • INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE

      Insecticide resistance is an overall reduction in the ability of an insecticide product to kill mosquitoes.

    mosquito-circSo the weather is great and you want to spend the time outside grilling and just plain lounging. Unfortunately, you live in an area where you can be eaten alive by the little critters that live outside: insects, mosquitoes etc. We have some of the top brands of insect repellent and bite relief products on the market. We want to make sure you DON'T get bit so our Ben's and Natrapel (among others) Insect replants that are all DEET free and provide up to eight hours of insect free time to enjoy. In case you did not pump on or use towelettes to put on insect repellents, those same brands also carry sting relief products in all types of delivery systems - pumps, sprays and towelettes, each having the formulated itch treatment to relieve the pain cause by swelling and itching from those critter bites.

    Bug bites, though they can be small and at times are only a little bit annoying, can also become infected and painful if not treated properly. Make sure to always have some type of insect bite relief around to make sure you do not itch and scratch and make the bite become infected. You should also make sure to keep an eye on a bite that does not seem to be going away. Though you may have thought it was just an insect bite, it could end up being something a bit more serious such as a spider or tick bite. Be prepared!

  • Procrastination = Death

    Don't wait - CPR & AED saves lives!

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

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    Thank you for visiting American CPR Training!

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