5 Reasons Why Basic Life Support (BLS) Training Is Essential

If you ever encountered a life threatening emergency involving a loved one,  you are already aware of the fear that comes with such incidences. You will do anything you can to save the life of the person. What if you didn’t know how to help the person and emergency help was not arriving fast enough? At this point you realize the need for being skilled in life saving techniques.

 Basic life support refers to the assistance professional first responders give to victims with an obstructed airway, respiratory distress, and those with cardiac arrest. These skills require the knowledge of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), AED (automated defibrillator) skills, and knowledge of relieving airway obstruction. It majorly involves initial assessment , maintenance of airway, rescue breathing/mouth to mouth ventilation/expired air ventilation and chest compressions.  

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How Has the CPR Process Changed Due to COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected people widely; in closely all areas of life. Health systems have taken utmost pressure with the patients numbers and the high levels of complications resulting from the disease. The delivery of CPR has been at the receiving end of the pandemic. Not only has the condition changed the technicality of the procedure but also the CPR training processes.

The American Heart Association (AHA) constantly carries out heart-related research and publishing guidelines based on findings. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, caring for persons with heart disease is based on research and scientific findings. Handling of opioid emergencies and early CPR by bystanders.

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The Growing Trends of CPR and First Aid Training Classes

Since it’s invention, education systems have constantly changed. Learning institutions are continually seeking and implementing more innovative ways of sharing knowledge to reach wider audiences. Like any other field, CPR and first aid training classes are constantly evolving. As researchers try to come up with more effective ways of saving lives, their partners in training are coming up with more effective methods of reaching larger audiences. CPR and first aid training helps in saving lives. It applies simple skills that can be acquired by anyone regardless of their educational levels. 

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Tips to Lower the Cholesterol Level in the Body?

Cholesterol is a fat content found in body cells. Cholesterol is useful in the manufacture of vitamin D, hormones and other products used in the digestion process. The body/the liver has the capacity to make the cholesterol it requires. Cholesterol is also found in animal proteins: eggs, cheese and meat. High levels of cholesterol in the body is dangerous as it combines with other substances to form plague which sticks to the walls of blood vessels- a condition called atherosclerosis. Plague accumulates over time, thinning blood vessels leading to coronary artery disease. 

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How to Choose the Best Online CPR and First Aid Training Course?

Online CPR and First Aid Training Course - USCPROnline

First aid is any form of help given in health emergencies or injuries to save the life of the victim, prevent suffering and reduce pain. There are different forms of first aid.  The type of first aid provided differs depending on the emergency and condition of the victim. In cases of emergency, first aid is provided to sustain life as the victim awaits professional medical care. A lot of lives are saved every day through first aid. First aid makes use of locally available materials to provide the necessary assistance. 

CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a critical first aid procedure for cardiac arrest victims and victims of drowning. Cardiac arrest is a heart condition whereby the victims heart can’t pump blood. The human body relies on blood for oxygen and nutrients which are used for cellular processes. When a victim undergoes cardiac arrest, the body’s oxygen supply is cut short and the victim falls unconscious. 

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Factors That Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Factors That Increase  the Risk of Heart Attack

Heart attack also known as myocardial infarction is a critical health condition that results from the blockage of the heart’s coronary arteries. The blockage of blood vessels can occur in any part of the body. It, however, becomes critical if it affects a major body organ. The blockage can be due to blood clots and other deposits that such as cholesterol/plague.

Such a blockage limits the flow of blood to the heart muscles resulting in death of tissues. There are three types of heart attack: non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and coronary spasm, or unstable angina. STEMI and NSTEMI are major heart attacks.

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First Aid Tips to Treat Eyes Injuries

First Aid Tips to Treat Eyes Injuries

The eye is a special body organ made up of different components that work together to provide vision. The eye has a outer layer called the white layer or sclera. The white layer is relatively tough for protection. The sclera is covered by another thin transparent membrane known as conjunctiva. The membrane also covers the moist part of the eye lids and eyeball.

The cornea is the clear layer covering the pupil and iris, and it allows light into the eye. The cornea also protects the eye while at the same time focusing light at the back of the eye (retina). The pupil is the black spot in the middle of the eye through which light travels into the eye. The iris surrounds the pupil and it controls the amount of light that goes through the eye. It does so by adjusting the size of the eye. In bright environment, the pupil iris contracts/constricts to limit the light entering the eye. In dark environment the iris will expand to allow more light into the pupil. These functions are performed by the dilator and sphincter muscle of the eye.

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Asthma Attack and Role of First Aid Training

Asthma attack also known as bronchial asthma is a condition where the individual’s airway gets inflamed and narrows down affecting breathing. The airway produces extra mucus that inhibit the flow of air in and out of the lungs. Asthma attack causes muscles around the throat to tighten a condition called bronchospasm. Some cases of asthma attack are minor while others are life-threatening.

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What Every Professional Needs to Know About First Aid in Our Daily Life?

First aid is the earliest and immediate care provided to victims suffering from minor injuries or major health issues. First aid procedures make use of locally available items to save life, control pain and suffering, and prevent further details damage. There are different types of first aid for addressing different types of injuries. Everyone should acquire skills in different types of first aid as you never know when you might need to use them.

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