It’s Disaster Preparedness Month! Stay Ready With a Healthy Heart

disaster preparedness month 2017September is National Preparedness Month, and 2017’s theme is “Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.” At Cardiac Care & Safety, we agree with this philosophy.

It’s important to stay prepared by keeping your heart healthy. Another good way to plan ahead for disaster is to make sure you’re able to identify the warning signs of a cardiac emergency.

Keep reading to find our top tips for being ready to fight heart disease.

Five Ways to Plan Ahead for Cardiac Emergencies

  1. Maintain a Healthy Weight: When you are at a healthy weight, your body can do a better job circulating your blood and maintaining your fluid levels. It also reduces your risk of heart disease. If you are overweight, work out a weight-loss plan with your doctor.
  2.  Make Healthy Diet Choices: Your diet plays a huge role in your heart health. This means eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies every day, avoiding high glycemic foods, and cutting down on animal products. Check out our past post for more information.
  3. Exercise Regularly: Mortality rates in those who don’t exercise are nearly double that of those who do. Your heart is a muscle, and exercise can strengthen it. Exercise lowers bad cholesterol, boosts your good cholesterol, and lowers blood pressure.
  4. Make Sure You Can Recognize When Emergency Medical Assistance is Needed: These include; chest discomfort, shortness of breath, cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness, warning signs of heart attack; face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulty, warning signs of stroke; sudden loss of responsiveness and no normal breathing, warning signs of cardiac arrest.
  5. Make Sure You are CPR Certified: If CPR is performed within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, a person’s chance of survival can double.

Cardiac Care & Safety hopes these tips help keep you safe and ready to fight heart disease.

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CPR Training at the Union League of Philadelphia

CPR Training at Philadelphia Union LeagueRecently, we had the pleasure of conducting a CPR and AED Training at the Union League of Philadelphia. We were able to meet with their team on-location at a time that was flexible for them. According to our trainers, the Union League was a pretty nice backdrop for CPR classes and members of the class were happy we could be flexible to their schedule.

In our training sessions, we’re able to cover the following topics:

  • Basic Life Support CPR for the Healthcare Professional
  • Basic Life Support CPR for the Community and Workplace
  • Basic Life Support Pediatric CPR
  • First Aid
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Emergency O2
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Dental Continuing Education

For more information, be sure to visit our CPR and AED training page.

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CPR Training Kiosks to be Installed at Three Airports

Cleveland Hopkins International AirportCardiac arrest is a serious condition that is life-threatening, no matter where it happens. It’s important to be mindful of the fact that it can happen at any time and any place, including at the airport.

Anthem Foundation has funded CPR training kiosks at three major airports, set to crop up throughout the US before the summer ends.

How the Kiosks Work

At the kiosks, users undergo a five-minute training process for hands-only CPR:

  1. If you see someone collapses suddenly, call 911 immediately.
  2. Push quickly on the center of the collapsed person’s chest until paramedics arrive.
  3. Next, the users practice on a rubber manikin and complete a 30-second test that provides detailed feedback regarding hand placement and depth and rate of chest compressions.

On July 24, the first station made its debut at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. On August 1st, a new kiosk will be added to the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport, and Orlando International Airport will be home to a CPR station starting August 9.

In the past, Anthem has sponsored kiosks at other airports, including O’Hare International Airport in Chicago; Indianapolis International Airport; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Click here to read the full story on Med City News.



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