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    First Aid Kit Necessities for Any Situation

    Putting a first aid kit together is fairly easy, but some people might feel that a trip down the first aid aisle leaves them feeling underprepared and overwhelmed. This guide shows you what necessities are needed for each type of first aid kit you might need from home to outdoor kits.

    Six of the Scariest First Aid Misconceptions Out There - And the Right Treatments

    First aid helps you handle an injury, illness, or other emergency, making a frightening situation a little less so until help can arrive. But there are some misconceptions about first aid treatments out there that aren’t just wrong—they’re downright scary.

    First Aid for the End of the World: What You Need to Know

    One of the most important skills to have is First Aid - even in an intact society, but if all societal frameworks fall apart, then it will become crucial for you to know.

    First Aid for Zombie Bites

    Informal studies (of zombie movies we’ve watched) show that the virus or infectious agent that causes zombification can be sensitive to sunlight—an example of this can be seen in the Will Smith movie I Am Legend.

    First Aid for Lightning Strikes

    When most people think of lightning strikes, they think of unavoidable death from above, but in fact only about 10% of the people who get struck by lightning actually die. Learn what first aid skills you need to know in order to save someone who is struck by lightning.

    How to Treat a Shark Bite

    One of the most extraordinary species on the planet is the shark. Sharks are more than 200 million years older than dinosaurs and they have survived to the present day by evolving to fit their specific environments - as one of the sea's most ferocious predators. The chances you will ever be bitten by a shark are slim to none. However, if you do happen to get very unlucky, here are a few things you should know.

    After a Heart Attack: The Road to Recovery

    Heat attacks are scary, but the fact is that most people survive their first and go on to lead normal lives just as productive prior to the attack. To avoid your second heart attach there are a few things you need to take into consideration. Try to keep these tips in mind when you are recovering from a heart attack.

    Should You Have a Do - Not Resuscitate Order? What You Should Know

    Do Not Resuscitate or a DNR is a directive that will indicate to medical staff and doctors that if you or a loved one suffers a cardiac arrest event or serious medical incident that you do not wish to receive any lifesaving care - this includes CPR, defibrillation, medication, or artificial breathing.

    Optimal Conditions for Surviving CPR: Why Some Patient Outcomes are Better Than Others

    There is no doubt that the use of CPR can save lives of indivudal in carrdiac arrest; however, the survival rate is low. It is estimated that only approximately 8-10% of people who undergo CPR survive.

    Revive a Pet with CPR? Yes, It's Possible - Here's How

    The lifesaving technique CPR can bring a caradiac arrest victim back from the brink of death. And did you know that a victim of Cardiac arrest doesn't have to be human? Pets can also benefit from the lifesaving technique of CPR.

    First Aid Skills Everybody Should Know

    You never know when an emergency could strike—and you might be called upon to deliver emergency care to someone in need. Especially if you’re a parent or in charge of the health and safety of children or adults—but even if you aren’t—it’s essential to be prepared, and your preparation could mean the difference between life and death for an injured person.

    How to Become a CPR Instructor

    Are you looking to to teach your co-workers CPR, maybe you are wanting to work for a CPR training organization, or just simply deepen your understanding of the skill? Then a CPR instructor course may be just the right thing for you. Here are a few tips for making the leap from CPR certified to CPR instructor.

    What's In Those Good Samaritan Laws, Exactly?

    Being called on to give someone CPR can be an uneasy and stressful feeling in an emergency situation, and your worries about being asked to do so are not unwarrented. When it comes to preforming CPR there are a number of things to worry about - including being sued.

    What are the Differences Between Infant, Child, and Adult CPR?

    When it comes to CPR between adults and childern, there are some key differneces. Children’s physiology, bone structures, and the types of dangers they face are different than adults; so the techniques you use on an adult could cause more harm than good if you use them on children or infants.

    Prolonged CPR: Why It Sometimes Works

    Nobody really knows why prolonged CPR sometimes works. But studies are increasingly showing that it does. A recent study on longer CPR attempts, conducted in hundreds of hospitals, demonstrates that the patient’s chances of surviving rise if medical teams continue CPR just nine minutes longer than the average time.

    Public CPR Training Kiosks: Good Idea for CPR?

    Did you know that you can learn CPR from a training Kiosk? AHA CPR training kiosks offers fast, one-minute training sessions in hands-only CPR. The kiosks play a short video with instructions and a 30-second test that evaluates test-takers on the rate and depth of their compressions.

    Should Rescue Breathing Be Made Redundant?

    In 2008, the American Heart Association released new recommendations that bystanders who feel uncomfortable with performing mouth-to-mouth CPR instead perform a form of “hands-only” CPR that does not include the rescue breathing component.

    The Difference Between CPR - and Lifesaving CPR

    As important as CPR is in saving lives, it’s not always successful. In fact, many doctors report that they remember every patient who leaves their hospital or practice alive after receiving CPR - because the rates of success are so low.