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Is Your AED Obsolete?
Warning! If you purchased an AED before 2005, it may not be compliant with the current American Heart Association (AHA) / European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines for Resuscitation. AEDs manufactured prior to 2005 are programmed to perform up to 3 sequences of analyzing and delivering shocks. This process can take approximately 45 seconds to one minute. This methodology of defibrillation was found to be less effective because CPR cannot be performed during this time. Current guidelines require a pause in CPR to be less than 10 seconds.
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An emergency drug kit should be designed to help stabilize a patient experiencing an acute medical emergency. Dentists are not expected to provide long-term definitive care any more than I am expected to perform a root canal. However, the public expects you to have the means and know how to keep them alive until EMS arrives.
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A 1986 study1 surveyed 4,000 dentists about the occurrence of medical emergencies in the dental setting. Over a ten year period, the researchers found that every dentist surveyed experienced an average of 7.5 medical emergencies, almost one every year. While that study may be dated, the take-home message certainly is very much relevant. Continue reading Keep Your Emergency Skills Sharp and Your Tools Current
On March 25, 1911, the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City occurred at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Sadly, 145 people died and another 71 were injured, most of whom were between 16 and 23 years old. Continue reading Inexpensive Strategies to Help Maintain Safe Working Environments
Have Dummy Will Travel, Inc. is proud to announce our new partnership with H2O Plus, Inc. H2O Plus provides first aid and CPR supply kits for all industries. In addition, working with H2O plus allows us to provide regular first aid kit checks and restocking services. For more information, click here.
I recently visited one of my favorite Long Island vineyards and noticed a sticker on the front door that read “AED Equipped”. Since I make my living by training people to help others in medical emergencies, I figured I would chat with a manager over a nice glass of Pinot.
Like many responsible companies, this winery reacted to an emergency that occurred on their property. The management agreed that it was important for staff to know CPR and on the suggestion of their CPR instructor, they purchased an AED. Continue reading Get Advice Before You Purchase Rescue Equipment
Have Dummy Will Travel, Inc. and All-Dent Learning Center, Inc. team up to bring dental professionals high quality training and dental CE credits. Beginning in October, Continue reading HDWT teams up with All-Dent Learning Center
Are you prepared for an emergency? As healthcare practitioners, you rely on your professional judgment to provide your patients with the best dental care possible. Many years of study, training and internship go into making what most Continue reading Responding to Medical Emergencies in the Dental Environment
Federal labor law for occupational safety and health (29 CFR 1910.15) requires that all workplaces not within “near proximity” to an infirmary, clinic or hospital have at least one person trained to render first aid and that adequate Continue reading Responding to Emergencies in the Workplace