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Simple Life-Saving Skills

American Workers Unprepared for Cardiac Emergencies

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2017 in Simple Life-Saving Skills

With 10,000 cardiac arrests annually in the workplace, American Heart Association launches campaign advocating for workplace safety training and public access to AEDs

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First Response Techniques for Choking

By Justin Haagen on Jun 29, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

From our CPR Pro Program, a video demonstrating first aid response techniques for ejecting foreign bodies in victim's airway.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Facts

By Justin Haagen on Jun 29, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Technology

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 325,000 people each year. Thatís more than the total death rate for breast cancer, lung cancer, and HIV/AIDS combined.

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At Home First Aid Guide

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

Safety Matters is a local and insured company specializing in providing quality CPR, AED and First Aid certification for Businesses, Schools, Construction and the medical community throughout Santa Barbara County. Safety Matters supports training and education with the sale of life saving products. Our primary goal is to offer you a resource for educational updates, innovative life saving products and certification training programs.

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How to Treat Skin Burns

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

Burns can inflict serious physical damage to the body. Typically caused by close exposure to high temperatures, chemical reactions, or electrical current, burns can vary in severity.

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Shock: Symptoms and Management

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

Shock develops when poor blood flow creates a shortage of oxygen to body tissues. Any serious illness or injury has the potential to cause shock. If not treated early, it can get worse and become life threatening.

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Seizure Management and Follow-Up

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

Seizures are triggered by excessive electrical activity within brain. Results in uncontrolled muscle convulsions of the body. Generally, seizures happen without warning.

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Heart Attack Symptoms and First Aid

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

Acute coronary syndrome, or ACS, occurs when there is reduced blood flow to the tissues of the heart. Often described as a heart attack, ACS is a serious condition that can result in significant damage to the heart.

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Recognize a Stroke and Give First Aid

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

A stroke, or brain attack, occurs when the blood supply to a portion of the brain is suddenly interrupted. This most commonly occurs when a clot blocks a blood vessel.

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Recognize and Give First Aid for Diabetic Emergencies

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Simple Life-Saving Skills, Managing Medical Emergencies

Diabetes is a disease in which the body cannot effectively use sugar for energy. A diabetic emergency can occur when the amount of sugar in the blood becomes very high or very low.

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