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SoCal-CPR
Southern California
We Train You to Care - Affordable CPR and Safety Training Designed Around Your Needs!
Interests: health and safety, emergency preparedness, cpr and first aid training, safety training, living a long healthy life
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This may not be as odd as it sounds. Gabriel has been interested in mattresses for a long time, and we bought him a new one a few years ago when he complained his old one was lumpy and he couldn’t sleep. via www.nytimes.com Something else you can try that... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 22, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Just a quick note to all out there that assume because they have GPS on their cellphone that 911 will automatically know where you are, this is a really bad assumption to take. While technology has improved, please do not rely on your cellphone's GPS fix to accurately portray your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Everyone's level of preparedness will obviously vary based on their perceived level of risk - if you regularly deal with weather-related emergencies like the people in the East and Deep South of the US. Californians typically hope and pray that "The Big One" won't come in their lifetime, a mistake... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
In a spectacular turnabout, hospitals are treating almost all major heart attack patients within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival, a new study finds. Just five years ago, less than half of them got their clogged arteries opened that fast. via news.yahoo.com This is amazing and good to hear but... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 23, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Everyone handles stress in their own way. Some of us need a cigarette :-( or have a drink or just need some space to decompress > probably the best way to handle it. The bottomline is that you need to figure out how to manage your stress in a constructive... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Do you have CPR certification - Why Not? This really needs to change, this should be a requirement to graduate high school or college, saving a life is the ultimate gift you can ever give. We are trying to make a difference and increase those who are truly ready to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
I was just reading a story about Stevie Nicks and her battle with a prescription she was given that she probably didn't even need to begin with that took 8 years of her life away because of it's effects. The next time you fill up the 'script' , is it... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Seriously folks, did you go through your emergency preparedness supplies this weekend? Do you even have a emergency preparedness kit? No? If the earthquake and tsunami didn't make you revisit that necessity then you must live in Shang-ri-la! Now your kit will vary from region to region, depending on what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
If these world tragedies teach you anything you should realize that you need to be prepared for emergencies in some fashion. Some will do more and some will do nothing (the mentality assuming that nothing will ever happen to me). The bottom line is this, if you haven't thought about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Q & A - Which Side to Sleep On for Better Health - NYTimes.com Please take this article with a grain of salt and consult your own doctor for their opinion. The studies they are quoting from are very old, especially since it is common practice when learning CPR to... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 21, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Flu season is here. Please chime in to say if you get a flu shot every year and why. I also want to hear from those who do not get a flu shot and why. The best answers on both sides will receive a $15 gift card from Rite Aid!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
CHICAGO – Removing cough and cold medicines for very young children from store shelves led to a big decline in emergency room visits for bad reactions to the drugs, government research found. via news.yahoo.com This article highlights the issues and frustrations my family and others have dealt with over the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 21, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
There were a couple articles I found from Tuesdays paper about AEDs and related defibrillation devices that need praise but a little clarification too. Why AEDs were being used in a clinical, controlled environment like a hospital to treat patients vs. the crash cart or by a Rapid Response Team... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
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Posted Nov 8, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Training
AHA Announces New CPR Sequence in 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care No More A-B-Cs; now it’s C-A-B! For more than 40 years, we’ve learned the ABCs of CPR – Airway, Breathing and Compressions. Now, in new 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC, released early this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Child Symptom Guide - Quickly Narrow Down Illnesses and Injuries I found this guide on a site that I have subscribed to since my son was born. There are many things that could and sometimes do go wrong with children - you must stay the course and constantly be looking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Since 2008, the American Heart Assn. has recommended a “hands only” approach to CPR, emphasizing the importance of performing rapid chest compressions on victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The group decided to nix the mouth-to-mouth portion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in part because studies show that it doesn’t improve overall survival,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
SATURDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children in the United States are not drinking as much water as they should, and the deficiency can have far-reaching implications, a new study suggests. via news.yahoo.com This has bigger issues as overall development could be at risk - think about the fact that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
ATLANTA – More bystanders are willing to attempt CPR if an emergency dispatcher gives them firm and direct instructions — especially if they can just press on the chest and skip the mouth-to-mouth, according to new research. via news.yahoo.com Atlanta now joins other EMS agencies nationwide that promoting the "Hands-Only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Thank you for visiting GetPrepared.SoCal-CPR.com We are proud to offer many different types of first aid kits & supplies - take a look. If you need help deciding what you need, please call us at 866-855-8523 For AED units, supplies and compliance assistance, we are partnered with some of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Get Prepared With SoCal-CPR
Just watched "Cheating Death" on CNN with Sanjay Gupta and I hope the experiences from two top performing groups get considered for upcoming resuscitation standards release this Fall. First responders in Arizona and researchers at Univ. Of Pennsylvania are seeing dramatic improvements in patient recovery rates through simple and effective... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
Every 5 years the CPR guidelines are reviewed for efficacy and that time has come again. While I don't think that we are looking at a massive change like we had in 2005 but changes are undoubtedly coming as a recent survey showed that we still aren't making the grade... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
The study, conducted with the Federico II University in Naples, Italy, aggregated decade-long studies from around the world involving more than 1.3 million people and found "unequivocal evidence of the direct link" between lack of sleep and premature death. via news.yahoo.com Nowadays many people are juggling regular jobs and a... Continue reading
Reblogged May 5, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
If you have not heard of CERT please click here. This is a FREE class put on by the local fire department that covers Community Emergency Response Training. You will learn a lot and there are many great opportunities to see how the pros do it! Click the link above... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library
What it should contain: A bottle of uncoated aspirin contact list of your physicians key family members and friends as well as the hospital to go to in an emergency a list of medications you are currently taking notes on any allergies or adverse reactions to medications medical-insurance plan information... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 22, 2010 at SoCal-CPR Safety Library