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Vivid Learning Systems Safety Tip Tuesday: CPR

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Would you know what to do if a coworker's breathing or heartbeat stopped? If you're like 70% of Americans, the answer is no. But the ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a vital life-saving tool in many emergencies.


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Make sure your workers can quickly handle a cardiac crisis

By Maureen Brady
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According to OSHA, jobs with shift work, high stress, and exposure to certain chemicals and electrical hazards increase the risks of heart disease and cardiac arrest.


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Diagnosing heart attacks: There’s an app for that

Could help save lives
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An experimental, inexpensive iPhone application transmitted diagnostic heart images faster and more reliably than emailing photo images, according to a research study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013.


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AEDs not in most likely sites of cardiac arrest

Getting bystanders to use them also a hurdle
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The mismatch between where cardiac arrest is most likely to happen and where automated external defibrillators (AEDS) are most likely placed may help explain in part the low survival rate for this “significant public health problem,” according to a Canadian study published yesterday online in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“Determining Risk for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by Location Type in a Canadian Urban Setting to Guide Future Public Access Defibrillator Placement”).


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Insulated garments keep the cold out

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According to OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working in cold environments places workers at risk for hazards such as hypothermia, immersion hypothermia, frostbite, trench foot and chilblains.


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Real-life stories of survival using AEDs

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If you are in the safety business, most likely you are well aware of the function of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and its value in saving lives.


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Cintas Corp receives Heart Award for saving lives through its automated external defibrillator (AED) program

Over 200 lives saved using Cintas-provided AED
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Stat PADS, the leading independent provider of Physician Oversight & Medical Direction nationwide, today announced it has awarded Cintas Corporation with its Heart Award, an annual award that recognizes businesses and organizations for their commitment to saving lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).


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Stressful jobs increase heart attack risk

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High pressure jobs with heavy workloads, tight deadlines and restricted decision-making create significant cardiac risk in the people who hold them, according to research published in the medical journal Lancet.


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One minute lesson could save a life

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The American Heart Association’s new CPR awareness campaign promises that it only takes 60 seconds to learn the life-saving skill either online  or  during free in-person sessions at  the new state-of-the-art mobile training unit that kicks off its nationwide tour in New York City .


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Top 10 recommended facilities for an AED program

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1. Educational institutions: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) claims more than 250,000 lives per year, regardless of age. With incidents increasingly happening on school properties, including athletic fields and courts, the need for AEDs in educational institutions is on the rise.


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