Active Violence Awareness: Enjoy Community Celebrations While Staying Alert
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
2w ago
Although it can be difficult to acknowledge, active violence events can happen anywhere at any time. Unfortunately, this includes during community celebrations, such as parades, festivals and other public events. But that doesn’t mean you have to live your life in fear and avoid large gatherings ..read more
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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Home and Travel
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
2M ago
As we move into the winter months, many will be traveling to see loved ones or hosting friends and family during the holiday season. While this time of year is full of celebrations, popular holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas can present potential danger for those on the roads and at home ..read more
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How to Position Your Hands for CPR: Adult, Child, and Infant Guide
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
3M ago
Cardiac arrest is among the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. This life-threatening emergency occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood through the body due to an inadequate or absent heartbeat. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), the most dramatic occurrence of cardiac arrest, can happen with little to no warning at all ..read more
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Are Rescue Breaths Necessary During CPR?
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
4M ago
During a cardiac arrest emergency, immediate high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves the chance of survival by providing oxygen-rich blood to the heart and brain. But what does high-quality CPR entail? Are chest compressions enough? Are rescue breaths necessary during CPR ..read more
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How to Help Your Child Prepare for an Emergency
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
5M ago
If an emergency or disaster strikes, does your child know what to do? Most types of disasters and medical emergencies can be frightening for adults. But for children, they can be downright overwhelming in the moment and traumatic long-term ..read more
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Giving CPR to a Pregnant Person: What You Need to Know
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
5M ago
What do I do if the victim is pregnant in the event of cardiac arrest? This is a common question that Emergency Care Instructors hear when covering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) topics. Some bystanders might feel hesitant to intervene out of fear of harming the baby or mother. This topic is important to discuss to help reduce barriers to bystander CPR and AED use ..read more
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First Aid for Sprains: Do I Use Ice or Heat?
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
6M ago
Sprains are injuries to ligaments that hold your joints together and often result in severe pain, swelling, and bruising. The stretching and tearing within the ligaments can be uncomfortable and limit your range of motion. The most common type of sprain include ankles sprains, knee sprains and wrist sprains ..read more
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What You Need to Know About Splash Pad Safety
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
6M ago
Splash pads are popular attractions for families looking for an easy alternative to public pools and water parks. These little spray parks come with a variety of water features and interactive fountains that don’t allow standing water to collect. Therefore, there’s a reduced risk of drowning for young children ..read more
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Teach Your Child to Call 911
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
6M ago
Children can learn to call 911 from a young age, potentially saving a life by getting help where it’s needed quicker. But children, especially little kids, need to be actively taught how to call for help and then retaught periodically for better retention ..read more
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Share These Water Safety Tips with Your Children
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by Emergency Care Blog Team
7M ago
Summer months give families the opportunity for extra water fun at home, on vacation and out in the community. Unfortunately, the risk of drowning (and other injuries) also increases during this time of year ..read more
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