As resuscitation science advances, doctors are always looking for new ways to improve cardiac arrest outcomes. One seemingly promising method is the use of therapeutic hypothermia. Continue reading Therapeutic Hypothermia
Even if there is a possibility of workers at your site coming into contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials, you must protect your employees from risks and infection. This may include providing annual training Continue reading Get the training you need for blood exposures
Although Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are instrumental in converting lethal heart rhythms into better manageable ones, an AED is useless if it doesn’t work or if no one is willing to use it. According to a recent report published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, 1,150 cardiac arrest deaths in a 15 year period are connected to the failure of an AED. Continue reading The Importance of AED Maintenance and Visibility
By learning CPR, you know how to keep a person’s blood oxygenated and circulating throughout the body when their own heart and lungs cannot. But CPR does not treat the underlying cause of cardiac arrest.
Federal labor law requires that all workplaces not in “near proximity” to an infirmary, clinic or hospital have at least one person trained to render first aid, and that adequate first aid supplies be available for such events.