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What is the Flu?

Turn on the TV any evening to the local news channel lately and inevitably the story will segue to the Flu. Recent outbreaks within the past month have made headlines with fear striking the hearts of many as mortality statistics accompany reports. Bottom line – the flu is rampant throughout the United States and data shows outbreaks continue to increase in locale and within the general populace. Unfortunately, the disease does not run its course before taking many of its victims to a critical state, even death.
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Heart Disease Risks

What is the greatest risk for heart disease?  According to the American Heart Association, confirmed by research conducted by universities around the world, three specific conditions have been identified as the greatest contributors to heart attack in the obese or overweight individual:  high blood pressure, elevated serum cholesterol and elevated blood glucose.  Per the Harvard School of Public Health and the American Heart Association:    Boston, MA — Controlling blood pressure, serum cholesterol, and blood glucose may substantially reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke associated with being overweight or obese, according to a study from a worldwide research consortium led by a team from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Imperial College London, and the University of Sydney. Among the three factors, high blood pressure was found to pose the biggest risk for heart disease, and an even bigger risk for stroke, among overweight or obese participants. Our results show
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Poisonous Holiday Plants

The specialty food store was lined from the parking lot to the front door with bushy red poinsettias, fragrant wreaths of cedar or pine, and bunches of mistletoe.  It was a veritable Christmas umbrage – a “green-carpet” leading into the store.  I was overjoyed!  The holidays and traditional foliage had arrived, including Christmas trees and holly garlands.  Children scampered past paying little heed to the greenery lining their pathway and hands never failed to reach out, slapping at the nearest plant as the corner was turned.  I began to wonder, where would that hand go next?  Inside a mouth, most likely, came the answer.  Then horror struck and I began to wonder how many of these holiday plants so thoughtfully placed along the ground, eye level with and certainly within every child’s reach, were poisonous. Christmas brings traditional plants associated with the holiday, not frequently seen during any other time of year.  Several of these plants can be dangerous if th
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Air Med One (continued)

Our rotor wash swept the asphalt road clean as we landed three hundred feet south of the wreck.  I grabbed our airway bag and Cindy, the resident MD, stumbled out of the aircraft after me, trauma bag in hand.  I looked back to check her progress out of the aircraft just as she stumbled and nearly fell.  This is going to be a long day, I thought.  The incident scene commander was a crusty, seasoned old guy chief of the volunteer fire department.  The “whop, whop” of the aircraft behind us beat time as I approached him.  He stood in the roadway with his clipboard in his hand.  “OK Chief!” how many patients do you have for us?” I asked. He looked visibly shaken and replied with, “Eighteen victims.” I glanced behind him to the scene spread out on the road: a van, the glint of metal in the sun and a yellow tarp covering what was the driver’s door of the truck.  Sobering at best!  “OK, let’s get started.”  I looked back for my partner and found her hunched ov
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Heart Attack Symptoms for Women

Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Though breast cancer has, through mass popular fund raising and health education programs, been in the forefront of public health awareness, heart disease in fact takes the lives of more women every year. The American Heart Association (AHA) is working at improving the public awareness of the threat heart disease poses to society and to women specifically. It is known that there is a strong genetic component to both breast cancer and heart disease. Unlike breast cancer however, there are several things that women with heart disease can do to reduce their chances of dying. A key first step in promoting women’s health and reducing morbidity is early recognition of heart attack symptoms for women and efficient treatment of acute symptoms. Complicating this effort is the fact that women do not have ‘classic’ signs and symptoms. SureFire CPR is an advocate for health and health education and supports this community outreach education e
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Dehydration Symptoms and Summer Heat

The day is almost here and my heart won’t stop beating against my ribcage.  All week long we’ve looked forward to the Big Weekend.  The plan is to pack as much living into those forty-eight hours as possible.  I’m all in!  Since we enjoy some of the best weather in the world, “our people” know how to play outdoors!
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Paintball Injuries and Basic First Aid

Paintball has developed into a sport that is popular worldwide. If basic safety guidelines are followed, safety can be maintained while in the pursuit of a great recreational activity. Related Posts: Children Basic First Aid The post Paintball Injuries and Basic First Aid appeared first on SureFireCPR .
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Summertime and Basic First Aid

Summertime is a great time for family vacations and long, hot days “playing” in the sun. It’s also a great time for sun-related injury. How do you enjoy the summer sun and handle those pesky sunburns when they happen? There’s an answer for keeping F-U-N in your summer. Related Posts: Basic First Aid for Children Basic First Aid for Children First Aid for Hair Salons (Part 2) Basic First Aid How to Get Your First Babysitting Job The post Summertime and Basic First Aid appeared first on SureFireCPR .
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PALS Certification Orange County

PALS Certification in Orange County! Learn from the company that helps train the staff at CHOC Hospital! SureFire CPR.
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CPR Research Statistics, CPR Facts from SureFire CPR #infographic

So, you think you know CPR because you attended a training session as part of an employee induction program five or ten years ago. According to new CPR research statistics released today by SureFire CPR, what little you may remember of that session is now probably out of date. Not only are CPR guidelines updated [...] Related Posts: Statistics About Cardiovascular Health The post CPR Research Statistics, CPR Facts from SureFire CPR #infographic appeared first on SureFireCPR .
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NRP Certification

Neonatal Resuscitation Program training teaches doctors, nurses and respiratory therapists how to save infant lives!
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Pediatric CPR and First Aid

According to the American Heart Association, “Nearly 360,000 people experience cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year, and most of those victims die, often because bystanders don’t know how to start CPR or are afraid they’ll do something wrong. The American Heart Association believes kids are the answer to saving more lives.”  (newsroom.heart.org)   Clearly, the ability to save a life through Basic Life Support (BLS) has been recognized as a skill which students and pre-teens are able to perform.   Mastering the steps of CPR has become simplified over the years allowing community laypeople the opportunity to become proficient in providing BLS.   The urgency to train young adults and teens has increased as some high schools are now requiring their students to complete and certify in BLS as a prerequisite for graduation.  The American Heart Association supports this.  Training courses are provided on a local level with advanced training also provided through pro
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Bugs and Basic First Aid

            The sun streamed from its mid-day vantage point in the Texas sky but the fall temperature outside remained pleasantly cool.  Without hesitation, we snatched up our backpacks, tossed in a lunch and darted outside to go hiking.             The trail was filled with vibrant colors; the leaves a rich Autumn hue, damp earth the color of charcoal and moss, oak intermixed with stone which twinkled as the sunlight caught hold.  The day was perfect…until we got back home.
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Handling Holiday Stress

My dog needed his walk this afternoon so I grabbed the leash and headed toward the beach. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one enjoying the warmer temps outside. Several dog owners were out, strolling along the beach with smiles on their faces. One such person stopped me in passing and exasperated, uttered one sentence, “Enough! Enough! Thanksgiving just blends into Christmas…” (I’ve never met this woman before today). Interesting, she felt the need to express her consternation with a total stranger. Talk about being stressed out!
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Air Med One

“Air Med One you’re responding to an MVA incident, multiple victims, with Sheriffs rescue and Air Med Two for MCI in progress.”   I am on duty on Air Med One today with a new, green partner a second year Emergency Medicine resident who has seen very little of the “real world.”  A little short staffed, my new partner, Cindy, is pressed into service and is about to be baptized in a dose of reality.  Our pilot is a very experienced medevac veteran who knows exactly what we’re going into.  He shoots me a knowing look as our pagers alarm with the dispatched call.  Yes, I know, the thought hits me as I look back.  This is going to be rough. The county of San Diego has a sophisticated system of trauma management that was developed to give the best care available to traumatically injured patients.  The county is divided into catchment areas where patients in those regions are sent to designated hospitals for urgent treatment.  The trauma hospitals in those catchment areas
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Pediatric Emergencies

Heavy drums beat rapidly in the background of my consciousness. The lone “dub” in a heartbeat’s “lub dub”…but faster. Dub, dub, dub, dub…
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I Almost Hit A Pedestrian Last Night

I almost hit a pedestrian last night.  Actually, it was nearly five pedestrians.  Every one of them was dressed in black, walking single file across the crosswalk.  Perhaps that was a sidewalk made of kryptonite because they all seemed to assume superhuman powers when facing oncoming traffic.   True story!  I saw the first guy only after he turned and gave me that smug “whateva” face you see on ignoramuses when the thought crosses, How dare you drive on his street, Dude?  I let up off the gas, after making the decision to take the “high road” by offering a polite pause to let him get safely across the street.  What I really wanted to do was knock some sense into him, literally.  But it was ten o’clock at night, suburban anywhere USA, and I was anxious to get home.  My foot settled back onto the gas pedal just as his buddies all raced across the road (single file) behind him.  Yup, there was that look on their faces too.  No place for me to go and I thought, this
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Bug Bite Basics

Nothing is worse than a bug bite. What is the best way to treat bug bites and stings? Bug bite first aid treatment is simple and can be learned in minutes. Related Posts: Basic First Aid for Children Fighting the Flu Bug! Summertime and Basic First Aid Chest Pain in Children The post Bug Bite Basics appeared first on SureFireCPR .
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PALS Certification Corona

Need an AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification in Corona? We serve all of the Inland Empire. At our office or yours, call SureFire CPR!
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CPR Certification Corona

We have a new office in Corona! Come get your CPR certification in Corona by our team of firefighters, paramedics, and EMTS at SureFire CPR.
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What is NRP Certification?

Would you know what to do if a blue newborn baby was handed to you? If you took a NRP certification class you would. What is NRP certification? Who needs it? Where can you get it?
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