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Articles by author: Justin Haagen

Best Practices for Calling 911

By Justin Haagen on Nov 04, 2021

An estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 each year in the United States. 911 dispatchers and call takers are trained to provide assistance for all types of situations. But there are certain steps you can take to help inform the call taker of the emergency and ensure help arrives as fast as possible.

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SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST VS. HEART ATTACK: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

By Justin Haagen on Sep 28, 2021

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month is right around the corner! So, let’s address one of the most common questions that CPR students have: What’s the difference between sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

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HYPERTENSION: A LEADING RISK FACTOR FOR HEART DISEASE

HYPERTENSION: A LEADING RISK FACTOR FOR HEART DISEASE
By Justin Haagen on Sep 14, 2021

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that can eventually lead to serious health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it affects nearly half of American adults, even though many people don’t realize they have it.

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RETURNING TO THE OFFICE? REVIEW YOUR CPR, AED AND FIRST AID SAFETY PROCEDURES

By Justin Haagen on Sep 07, 2021

More Americans are returning to in-person work settings, and this transition will have its own set of challenges.

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WATER SAFETY TIPS: BACKYARD POOL

By Justin Haagen on Jul 23, 2021

There’s been a spike in demand for backyard pools throughout the pandemic as families have stayed close to home for summer fun. Unfortunately, this surge in backyard pool sales has also meant an increase in accidents and potential safety issues.

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AEDS TODAY: TOP FEATURES TO LOOK FOR WHEN PURCHASING AN AED

By Justin Haagen on Jul 14, 2021

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) analyzes a person’s heart rhythm and delivers a lifesaving shock to restore the heartbeat. AEDs are very simple and safe to use, even for untrained bystanders.

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Covid-19 Safety and Preventative Measures- Updated

By Justin Haagen on Jul 07, 2021

Safety Matters Certified Training, LLC is providing the following information, available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), to help address questions about the potential effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on emergency medical care training using the ASHI and American Heart Association training programs.

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WHO IS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT-RELATED ILLNESS?

By Justin Haagen on Jul 07, 2021

As we move into some of the warmest months of the year, heat-related illness should be on everyone’s radar.

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5 simple steps to improve your heart health

By Justin Haagen on Jun 22, 2021

There are many factors that play a role in your risk for heart disease. For example, health conditions like hypertension and diabetes are major risk factors. But so are your lifestyle, your age and your family history.

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HOW TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF MEDICATION

By Justin Haagen on Jun 09, 2021

Unwanted, unused or expired medications can become a major safety issue due to accidental poisoning, misuse and overdose. They can also harm the environment if they are not properly disposed.

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