Most adults are unprepared or lack confidence to help if a medical emergency occurs, according to a new public poll from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). And, that confidence wanes as medical emergencies become more serious.
“Anyone can become a first responder in an emergency,” said William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP.
If someone in your household has a cardiac arrest emergency, will you be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)? If you can, you’ll triple your loved one’s chance of survival. Of course a cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, but 70 percent of them occur in homes.
Not long after toddlers take their first tentative steps, they’re likely to be told, “Don’t touch the hot stove.” Either by heeding that warning or sadly through their own experience, they learn that a hot stove may burn them.
It increases survival when cardiac arrests happen outside of hospitals
April 1, 2019
A Swedish review of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data shows rates of bystander CPR nearly doubled; compression-only (or Hands-Only CPR) increased six-fold over an 18 year period; and the chance of survival was doubled for any form of CPR compared with no CPR, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
A Vermont state trooper collapsed after being exposed to an unknown substance during a traffic stop and was revived by colleagues who administered several doses of Narcan, a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses.
News sources say Sgt. Brett Flansburg stopped a driver for a moving violation Friday night in Leicester, about 40 miles south of Burlington. The driver, 25-year-old Taylor Woodward, then reportedly swallowed a baggie that he later said contained cocaine.
A 44 year-old construction worker’s right arm was ripped off during an industrial-related accident in Hillsboro Beach. Fla.
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to the scene just after 10 a.m. Witnesses told rescue works that the man was working with an industrial auger, a tool used for boring holes into the ground, when his right arm got trapped in the drill bit.
An OSHA regulation gets finalized – after dropping a controversial requirement; workplace violence claims four employees of a Florida bank and oil pipeline explosions kill dozens in Nigeria and Mexico. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
In order to provide the flexibility we need to offer our distributor partners more options and more competitive pricing in the United States, Dynamic Safety, USA is reorganizing to form Optimum Safety.
We will continue to be the exclusive supplier of the Dynamic Safety brand of products in the USA, and now have the ability to provide other brands and more value-added price points, especially in the Eye & Face and Fall Protection product categories.