Scotland Totes a New “CPR Anthem” to Raise Awareness

A new film is circulating in Scotland urging people to perform CPR to the beat the Proclaimers song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”. It features tv presenter Carole Smillie and was created in partnership with Save a Life for Scotland.

In the video, shared below, Smillie demonstrates CPR in a garden while singing along to a special version of the song with CPR-themed lyrics.

The goal of this campaign is to teach 500,000 Scots and save 1,000 lives by the year 2020. According to the BBC, of the 3,500 Scots treated annually for cardiac arrest only 1 in 13 survives. With each minute that passes before CPR is performed, the chance of survival decreases by 10%.

For more on the campaign, visit the Save a Life for Scotland website. You can also head to our CPR training page to learn more about our services and potentially set up a training session for your business or organization.

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Twenty Years of Training with King of Prussia Dental Associates

This year, we celebrated a 20 year anniversary with one of our very loyal clients, King of Prussia Dental Associates. A couple of the team members at our most recent training were also present at the very first. At Cardiac Care & Safety, we are so thankful for lifetime clients like these.

Over the years, we’ve helped all of the dental professionals in the office maintain the necessary certifications and knowledge to keep their patients safe. However, sometimes these skills also come in handy outside of the office. The two employees pictured in the gallery actually used their CPR knowledge to save loved ones over the past year. Our trainers hear these stories all the time, and we are elated every time!

Trainings are completed on-site at the office at a flexible time so we never take away from time with patients. Our programs and products specific to the dental industry include:

  • CPR Training in Office for Whole Staff
  • Medical Emergency Preparedness Training for CE credits
  • OSHA BBP Training for CE credits
  • Emergency Drug Kit w/ Training
  • Emergency O2 w/ Training

For more information on CPR training for a dental office, visit our training page.

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Stay Heart Healthy During the Holidays

food buffetThe holidays are known for a time of eating, travel, alcohol consumption, and for some, stress. Whether it’s family interactions or finances that make your blood boil this time of year, the holidays are also known to be a dangerous time for heart attacks. What’s worse, many people ignore symptoms of a heart attack, assuming they are indicative of a season illness or Christmas tree allergy.

Seek medical attention if you experience any of the following:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest discomfort
  • Pain or discomfort in arms, neck, jaw, back, or stomach

 

Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

Of course, there are some precautions you can take to maintain a healthy heart throughout the holiday season.

  1. Start your day with a healthy food like egg whites or berries that will sustain and give you energy. Ultimately, your goal should be to limit processed foods and sugar in your diet. Opt for the veggie platters, olives, or dark chocolate at family gatherings.
  2. Limit your alcohol intake. Binge drinking can lead to dizziness as well as the dreaded holiday weight gain. By replacing just one drink with water, you’ll save at least 100 calories and help yourself keep hydrated.
  3. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Creating the “perfect” Christmas for your family may not be an achievable feat, and you shouldn’t drive yourself crazy trying to get there. Try to remove unrealistic expectations from your to-do list and just enjoy spending time with your loved ones.
  4. Stay active. It can be hard to stay motivated, but you’ll be happy you did. Whether it’s a walk or run to check out Christmas lights or a quick trip to the gym, exercise is the ultimate stress reliever.
  5. Make some “me” time. It’s always difficult to find personal time between holiday plays, parties, parades, and other events but it’s important to find a way to decompress. Sometimes, a bubble bath or a massage is all that’s necessary to reset mentally.

Happy holidays from the team at Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc!

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