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CPR News

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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CPR AND AED AWARENESS WEEK

By Justin Haagen on Jun 02, 2021

National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7) spotlights how lives can be saved if more people know how to perform CPR and use an AED.

About 70% of heart-attack related deaths occur before the person reaches the hospital. Therefore, the combination of calling 911, early CPR and early AED use give the best chance of survival for cardiac arrest victims.

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ASTHMA AND ALLERGY AWARENESS MONTH

By Justin Haagen on May 20, 2021

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), May is peak season for people with asthma and allergies. With more than 65 million Americans affected by asthma and allergies, it’s likely you or someone you love is managing one or both of these conditions.

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