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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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Recognize a Stroke and Give First Aid

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

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 Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

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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Control of Bleeding

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

Blood vessels are present throughout the body. Bleeding occurs when tissues are damaged.

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First Aid Measures for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

First Aid Measures for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
By Justin Haagen on Jun 28, 2016 in Managing Medical Emergencies, Simple Life-Saving Skills

Sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, can occur without warning to anyone, at any time. It is one of the leading causes of death among adults in industrialized countries.

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