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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.

    In Need of a First Aid or CPR Refresher?

    One of the most important skills that a person can have is the skill of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (or CPR) properly in the event of an emergency. A proper CPR technique can mean the difference between life and death.

    Save a Life: Learn CPR & First Aid

    The statistics are grim for anyone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital. When someone’s heart stops beating, it usually happens at home. Sadly, only about 8 percent of these people will survive this medical emergency.

    Who Should Learn Pediatric CPR & Why

    The unthinkable can happen in a heartbeat. As active and sturdy as children can be, they are also inherently fragile. If an accident occurs, you may need to administer first aid or CPR to a child.

    How to Get CPR & First Aid Certified

    The survival statistics for cardiac arrest victims are frightening. Only about 6.4 percent of people experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest will survive.

    The Benefits of AED Training

    Cardiac arrests happen frequently, with most of them occurring in the home, according to the American Heart Association. If bystanders don’t have adequate training for responding to this medical emergency, death could happen quickly.

    Basic CPR Certification Requirements

    Numerous professions demand CPR training and certification. However, even people who do not need to use CPR professionally should think about becoming CPR-certified. A report compiled by the American Heart Association estimates the global death rate for heart disease at 17.3 million annually.

    The Benefits of BLS Training

    Every day, there are any number of events that can result in serious injury and cause a person to stop breathing. These occurrences require fast action and people who are knowledgeable and capable enough to provide helpful assistance. Here at CPR Certified, we offer life-saving training such as our BLS training online.

    First Aid for Hangovers: Ideas That Actually Work.

    Lots of us have been there—a night of excessive drinking followed by a morning where you wish you hadn’t had those last few drinks. So what’s the best way to speed a hangover out the door?

    Nine Most Unrealistic Things That Happen in TV Hospitals

    TV medical dramas might be fun to watch, but often they bear little resemblance to what goes on in an actual hospital. Here are a few of the most common and most egregious medical and practical inaccuracies you’ll see.

    First Aid for Asthma Attacks

    Asthma is an incurable chronic disease in which the lining of the bronchial tubes inflames and swells, causing difficulty breathing. It is an extremely common disease—especially among children. Approximately 25 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, and 235 million all over the world. Here are a few things you should know about asthma—and how to treat it.

    Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cardiac Arrest

    CPR and AEDs are both designed to give people suffering from cardiac arrest a chance at survival. Every year, approximately 326,200 victims suffer from cardiac arrest in the United States, and it is deadly—nine out of ten people who are struck by sudden cardiac arrest do not survive.

    AED's 101: What They Are, What They're For, and Why You Should Learn to Use One

    AEDs or Automated External Defibrillators are a common but very dramatic tool that consists of two paddles that will send jolt of electricity through a patient's body in order to restart their heart. And here are some things you should know about using automated external defibrillators.

    Six Reasons Why You Should Re-Learn CPR

    Has it been a while since you have been certified to preform CPR? This can happen - life gets busy or maybe you stopped working in the profession that requied it. Whatever the reason, you updating your CPR knoweldge is an excellent idea. Here are some reasons why you should update your CPR skills.

    Nine Things You Should Expect From Your Online CPR Certification Program.

    There is a number of programs that are avaliable which offer classes and certifications. Now, not every online CPR certification is created equal; however, if you are to take an online CPR course there are a few baseline requirments you should be looking for.

    CPR Trends to Follow for 2015

    Over the decades there has been a noticiable change in CPR, and it appears that the trend is moving towards a more simple method. It is now being suggested by the New American Heart Association that research is showing that CPR can be performed, and with good results, by leaving out the rescue breaths. This development makes it the skill much easier to learn.

    Our Favorite Fictional Hospital Teams

    Through triumphs and troubles, medical shows definitely tug at our heartstrings. Why do we love them? We look some of the most popular ficitional hospital medical dramas and why we love each of them so much.

    Who Could Have Been Saved? Your Favorite TV and Movie Characters

    I'm an avid TV- and movie-watcher, but I've noticed a disturbing trend lately. It seems that nearly every character I become attached to, whether it's in one of my favorite movies or the latest TV show, ends up dying. Below is a list of my most upsetting character deaths (spoilers below!) and whether or not I think they could have pulled through.

    New Year’s Resolutions for First Aid: Safety Goals for the New Year

    It's important to have a first aid kit in your home just in case someone you love is injured and needs immediate treatment, and the New Year is a great time to take stock of that. This year make sure that if the worst happen, you are prepared. Here are a few things you can resolve to do in the New Year.
     

    Staying Safe in the Snow: Tips for Cold-Weather First Aid

    Winter is a great time for the entire family. From snow forts to snowball fights, winter can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a rough season that carries its own special dangers. Here are some tips for those winter specific injuries.

    Introducing Children and Pets? First Aid Tips to Keep Both Safe

    One of the greatest joys in a child's life can be there pets; however, there are some pitfalls to be aware of—children can be unpredictable and unaware of a pet’s fragility, and a frightened pet could present a danger. Here are a few first aid and animal behavior tips you should be aware of.

     

    Trapped in a Scary Movie? Want to Survive? Six First Aid Skills You'll Need

    Have you ever thought about what it would take to survive in a scary movie—and whether you’d make it to the credits? Learn what first aid tips you would need to make it the end of any scary movie!

    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.
     

    Essential First Aid Skills for Childcare Workers

    This guide includes important life saving first aid skills intended to help those that work with children. Whether you have childeren at home or you work with them  - it's important to know how to care for them in the event of a sudden injury or illness.