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Managing Medical Emergencies

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Facts

By Justin Haagen on Jul 22, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when heart function ceases abruptly and without warning, and in over 90% of victims, death occurs.

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Hands Only CPR for the Untrained Responder

Hands Only CPR for the  Untrained Responder
By Justin Haagen on Jun 29, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies

Save a Life!

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First Response Techniques for Choking

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

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 Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills, 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 Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

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 Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

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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How to treat Nosebleeds

By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies

Nosebleeds can occur when small blood vessels inside the nostrils are ruptured.

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Shock: Symptoms and Management

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

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 Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

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 Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

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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