Up-To-Date on CPR?

Up-To-Date on CPR?

There are a number of truly life-threatening situations where we as “lay people” (non-doctors) can save the day with quick action – choking, drowning, hypothermia, severe cuts, stroke and cardiac arrest, for example. If it has been a while since you took a CPR or First Aid class, consider taking a refresher.  Many of the [...]

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Cell Phone or Land Line?

Cell Phone or Land Line?

In a life-threatening emergency where time is of the essence, it’s generally better to use a land line to call for help than a cell phone. The reason is that with a land line the 911 operator’s system will be able to immediately identify the location of the call.  In the case of a cell [...]

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Backup Medicine

Backup Medicine

Many people take medicines daily which are of critical important for their health.  Any interruption in their taking of that medicine could be very problematic or dangerous. One important detail to address in being ready for conditions like winter storms, hurricanes, floods, etc. is to have a backup supply of critical medicines.  30 days-worth  should [...]

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Defibrillators – Did you know…?

Defibrillators – Did you know…?

Did you know that the job of a defibrillator is to STOP all electrical activity of the heart? In a cardiac arrest, the heart’s electrical pattern becomes dysfunctional, resulting in inadequate or no pumping of blood to the rest of the body. Defibrillators examine the electrical activity of a person experiencing a cardiac emergency to [...]

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Do You Have a Second Way Out?

Do You Have a Second Way Out?

A basic life-safety “policy” for all families should be that there is an easily and quickly accessible alternative means of getting out of the home should the primary (preferred) exit be blocked. This can be critical in a fire emergency if you are on the second story (or higher) of your home and are unable [...]

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