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Dec
05
First Aid
Anyone who has taken a CPR class has heard of the “chain of survival,” a mnemonic device that helps students remember all the steps necessary to help improve the chances for survival for a victim of cardiac arrest. But what about improving outcomes for non-cardiac emergencies? What does the chain metaphor reveal when applied to other types of medical emergencies?
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Tags :  First Responder

Oct
30
Safety & First Aid
Halloween can be a fun time for kids but before you send your little ghouls and goblins out on Halloween night, be sure they're prepared for a safe and fun evening.
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Oct
04
Safety & First Aid
Toyota is working on a “smart car” that might also have the power to save a life, with technology on board that could predict if the driver is about to experience a cardiac event.
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Aug
29
Safety & First Aid
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Cardiac arrest is the loss of the heart's ability to pump blood to the body. The most dramatic occurrence, sudden cardiac arrest, can happen with little or no warning. Victims abruptly become unresponsive and collapse. Abnormal gasping can occur or breathing may stop completely.
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Jun
05
First Aid
Stroke is the 3rd largest killer in New Zealand killing around 2500 people every year. Around one person every hour in New Zealand suffers from a stroke a quarter of which occur in people under 65 years of age.
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Tags :  Stroke awareness

May
26
First Aid
With the winter season underway let’s take a quick look at two common childhood medical emergencies we might encounter on the playground or at a child’s sporting event
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