3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Your Decision to Get Enrolled in CPR Classes

A lot of people go through special CPR classes and training to get certified in CPR so that they can help in these emergency situations while at home or in public. Here are few of the major reasons that you too, shouldn’t delay joining CPR classes anymore:

Did you know that more than 30,000 people have cardiac arrests in the US every year? The longer the victim’s body will go without blood circulation, the higher the risk of losing him. You’ll be glad to know that by performing CPR, you can enhance the chance of his survival by more than double.
Many people avoid the idea of performing CPR due to mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and their concerns related to personal hygiene. However the good part is, as per the new CPR guidelines you don’t have to do mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, if you aren’t comfortable with the idea. You can only continue with hands-only CPR and chest compressions.

Most of the heart attacks occur in home and we frequently hear about the stories where people are able to save their loved ones’ life due to their decision of being enrolled and trained in CPR classes.

The new LOOP system introduced in CPR classes can turn your CPR practice training into a more interactive & gaming version and hence making it an altogether more exciting and engaging classroom experience.

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Some Imperative Tips for Babysitters – Video

The video titled, “9 Babysitting Tips”, talks about some of the most important tips for babysitters. Babysitting is basically a job that involves taking care of a child or children while their parents are out. The person who looks after the child is known as a babysitter. It is the responsibility of a babysitter to ensure the utmost safety and wellbeing of the child while the child is in his/her care.

As a babysitter you must not allow any stranger into the home unless your employer specifically informs you. Never tell anyone that you are alone with the children at home. Also, make sure to not go outside to look into any kind of suspicious noise or activity. Usually, a babysitter care for children who are in need of supervision for a few hours. The key task of babysitters involves supervising the kids, playing with them and may be putting them to bed.

Many babysitters are trained in basic skills like CPR and first aid so that they can provide immediate help to the children in case of emergency. Refer the given video for more details about performing a safe babysitting.

Why to Get CPR training?

How would you know what to do if any of your family members or rather any stranger went into cardiac arrest? Even though, calling 911 should always be the first thing you need to do in this case, you would also need to perform the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which can greatly increase the chances of the patient’s survival.

Whenever an individual suffers from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, your CPR training can help him a lot to recover from the stroke. However, according to the studies done by American Heart Association (AHA), less than one-third of the victims are able to get the help they need from their family members or bystanders because the other people are not very sure about what to do due to the lack of CPR training.

CPR training not only enables you to learn a life-saving technique but also help you in maintaining some blood flow to the brain and heart which eventually helps to ‘buy some more time’ while the 911 sends the trained paramedics with better and advanced care to help the victim.

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Being aware of the preventive measures with CPR training can help you save the lives of the people you care about most. There are many different online as well as practical CPR training environments available to help you make sure that you don’t lose your near and dear ones in absence of the proper training.

Various Types of Sports and Exercise Injuries – Infographic

The infographic titled, “Get Aware of Different types of Injuries”, describes different kinds of injuries and their causes. Injury is basically damage to the body. When talking about the sports and exercise related injuries, they generally fall into 2 categories namely, Overuse injuries and Traumatic injuries.

Overuse injuries usually occur when the tissues are overstressed and are not allowed enough time for healing. Some of the common types of overuse injuries are muscle strains, inflamed and painful tendons, tight calves/Achilles and sore heels. These types of injuries can happen either due to training error or because of technique error.

Traumatic injuries, on the other hand, generally occur as a result of contact during sport. Some of the most common traumatic injuries are bruising or cuts, sprains and strains, fractures/ broken bones and dislocations. Traumatic injuries are most common in sports such as football, boxing, hockey, cricket and other high-impact or extreme sports.

For more information regarding different kinds of injuries, please refer the given infographic.

Exercise Injuries Infographic

American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) BLS Guidelines

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the US’s oldest and largest non-profit voluntary organization which is dedicated to save the lives of Americans by making them aware of the hazards of heart diseases and strokes. The Basic Life Support (BLS) is one of the most important guidelines provided by AHA, which can help your loved ones in case of any emergency.

Founded in 1924 by the group of six cardiologists, this institution has now over 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. AHA is all set on its mission to reduce disability and death from heart diseases and stroke. And, to get it done, they follow the law of sharing knowledge: the institution believes in sharing and delivering reliable information about heart disease and stroke along with the BLS guidelines.

With their primary goal to serve the public, AHA has managed to save many lives and have given the hope to the public to fight heart diseases and win against these diseases. AHA is the nation’s leader in CPR education & training and help people to understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choice.

AHA BLS Guidelines

The organization funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Their work helps to create new knowledge about cardiovascular diseases and provide the most authoritative information which helps AHA to make it recommendations to the public.

Adult Beverages Safety: What We Need To Know

Spring break is just around the corner and we need to ponder over the safety precautions we can use to help people in distress. Spring Break is one the most favorite times to consume adult beverages. According to a study by Dan Perry, 42% of college students are likely to get drunk at least once during this time.

There is no contesting the fact that Alcohol if consumed in large proportions can be really harmful to the health. Everyone wants to party and thus end up consuming Alcohol more than they should. The following morning gets shadowed with the hangover and headaches. To tackle with these after-effects people tend to take caffeine in large quantities.

Caffeine and alcohol both can cause dehydration in the body. Some of the common symptoms of dehydration are:

•    Increased thirst

•    Dry mouth and swollen tongue

•    Weakness, Dizziness, and Confusion

•    Palpitations or Fainting

•    Inability to sweat and Decreased urine output

You can mollify the over consumption of Alcohol and caffeine by drinking one nonalcoholic drink for every alcoholic drink consumed.

Adult Beverages Safety

The nonalcoholic drink should not be caffeine and also should not contain any caffeine because drinking caffeine accelerates the urge to make more movements and it is diuretic. Responsible drinking is one way to avoid any health hazard.

You should also be aware of the First aid measures to be taken in the case any medical urgency such as unconsciousness or constant puking. You should get First aid training from a certified institute and also encourage others to do so.

The Basics of EMSA Child Care Training

Have you or anyone in your family undergone the EMSA training for childcare providers, so that you can be well prepared in advance if something bad happens to your kid? It’s important for you to understand that you need to undergo a complete 8 hours of training for child care First Aid and CPR (4 hours for first aid, and four hours for CPR) each time a person takes the course.

As per the EMSA guidelines, you need to go through the First Aid and CPR training for childcare in every two years at least and there are also no online courses allowed for any of the child care training. You can visit the EMSA website to find the latest range of training programs available for child care Fist Aid, CPR and Preventive Health and Safety Practices Training.

You can easily locate the programs going-on in your community as well as your neighboring community which will eventually save your traveling time and you can focus more on the training. The website page for EMSA Child Care Training is: http://www.emsa.ca.gov/child_care

EMSA Child Care Training

Even though, EMSA itself as an organization doesn’t schedule child care training or courses; you can go ahead to find the list of Approved Training programs and the main business number for these training programs. Afterwards, you can simply call on these numbers to schedule your child care training.

Why Is It Important To Take CPR And First-Aid Training?

In all American schools, a special emphasis on getting CPR training and certification is given. Yet, a maximum number of deaths in America are accredited to the Cardiac Arrest. Imagine if you come across a loved one or even a stranger suffering from a sudden heart attack and you stand there helplessly without any clue as what to do.

By getting proper CPR training you can save someone’s life. You can handle life and death situations.

Many institutes provide online training and issues certificates. To get a proper training you must take classes physically. After taking the training and classes you will gain the expertise relating not only ‘how to’ but also ‘when to’ aspects of a CPR.
There is no need of having a medical background for getting such training. These classes can be attended by people with the basic first aid training. AHA keep issuing updated guidelines for CPR, therefore getting updating training is essential for saving lives.

Benefits of Getting CPR Certification

•    You can optimize the time taken for the advanced medical help to reach the patient by giving them a CPR. A precious life can be saved by your hands.

•    Many of the professions such as babysitting, teaching or BLS providers demand the candidates with a proper CPR training from a certified institute

•    First aid training is more comprehensive and informative. It includes first-aid know-how for emergencies ranging from a mild cut to fractured bones. You can prepare yourselves for taking care of your family and children against accidents.

CPR & First Aid Importance

At Adams Safety Training, we provide First Aid Training, CPR Classes, and BLS training to the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Contact us today to get CPR training and certification.

Performing CPR on A Horse: Tips and Guidelines

Farms animals have different airways from us. If you are using farm animals or petting it then you must get pet CPR training from a certified training institute.

Here are the common guidelines for performing CPR on a horse.

•    You should always keep a foaling kit and a resuscitation bag with yourself, if you own a horse or you have foaling training

•    Just like the usual CPR, check the obstruction in the airways if there is any. Remove all the birth debris mucus or amniotic fluid, in the foals, if it is present.

•    Try stimulating breathing by rubbing the foal with towels for 20 to 30 seconds. You can tickle the nostrils or stick your fingers in its ear if at first attempt it is not revived.

•    Next attempt is adapting emergency ventilation support. The Foal should be positioned on its right side and the mask should be placed on its nose. You can also take assistance from someone to extend the neck of the foal and put firm pressure along the left side of the neck. This prevents the air entering the stomach during resuscitation.

•    Use both the hands to squeeze the resuscitation bag at a rate of 10 to 20 breaths per minute, for forcing the air into the lungs.

•    Check heartbeat. If it is less than 40 beats per minute or it is less than 60 per minute but not increasing; then prepare to give chest compressions.

•    Place the Foal on a firm, dry surface. Support it with rolled towels under the thorax. Place the hands at behind the foal’s triceps at the highest point of the thorax.

•    Perform the compressions at a rate of 80 to 120 a minute. The resuscitator can be relieved every two minutes

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How to Rescue someone who is choking?

A person can have a great difficulty in breathing due to a blockage in the windpipe. This blockage can occur due to things such as food, toys or any other object. There have long discussions over the methods to rescue someone who is choking. What a person should do or must do has been discussed over the past decades. Whether they should raise their arm, should be patted on the back or left alone while emergency services are on their way.

There are no medical grounds for most of the suggestions given in certain articles. Some suggest that raising the arms above the head can help a choking person to breathe. Raising the arms above the head opens the diaphragm to allow lungs to inhale more air. This technique is only serviceable in the cases when people have difficulty in catching their breath after a strenuous workout session.  This fails for sure if a solid object is blocking the airway.

Hitting on the back does not help either, moreover, it can cause the patient to startle and even sustain a back injury. The object obstructing the airway should be thrown out and not thrown into the stomach. Hitting the person on his back can make the latter to occur.

If you are to rescue a person choking, encourage them to cough and breathe the best they can. Do not leave them alone, call for emergency services as soon as possible. After informing the emergency services, start performing the only solution which holds its medical grounds. Heimlich maneuver is suggested by AHA in its latest guidelines to rescue a choking person.

Heimlich maneuver uses a quick and abdominal thrust to throw the obstruction in the airway upwards. It is performed differently on the adults and on the babies or pregnant women. For performing Heimlich maneuver make a fist with one hand. Put your arms around the person and grasp your fist with your other hand just below the ribs in the midline. Make a quick, hard movement inward and upward. This maneuver should be repeated until the person is able to breathe or loses consciousness.

You should get First aid and CPR certificate from any recognized American CPR training Institute to be able to perform such rescues.