Category Archives: First Aid

Brain Injury Awareness Day

Brain Injury Awareness Day Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day, serving to raise awareness of the effects of brain injuries and advocate for further research into preventing them. With the fact that in the 2014-2015 NFL season alone there was a 58% increase of concussions, the sports industry is especially looking for new ways to…
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Preventing Concussions in Sports

Preventing Concussions in Sports Below is a very informative, fun and educational infographic on "Preventing Concussions in Sports" provided by Ohio University. With professional football in full swing, we have noticed an increase in concussion awareness with extra on-field precautions and regulations. And it doesn't end with football or professional athletes. Since concussions are extremely common…
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Changing Epinephrine Laws

Changing Epinephrine Laws Epinephrine Auto-Injector Laws are Changing I think we can all agree that the use of an epinephrine auto-injector is relatively simple and can truly save the life of someone having a severe allergic reaction. State and federal lawmakers are starting to agree as well. Laws are changing and that may impact how…
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New Stroke Treatment Improves Outcomes

New Stroke Treatment Improves Outcomes Stroke treatments using a new generation of blood clot removal devices are showing significantly improved outcomes that could benefit about 60,000 people per year. Treatment is still dependent, however, on early recognition of stroke symptoms. Stroke Treatment Trials Show Promise Two studies released this year show a major improvement over…
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Not Recognizing a Concussion can be Costly

Not Recognizing a Concussion can be Costly 3 Reasons Recognizing a Concussion is Important A Concussion is a Head Injury, Head Injuries are Bad According to the CDC, a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, even if it is "mild" it still can be dangerous. Besides that, having one makes us more susceptible…
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Heat Stroke: Children and Hot Cars

Heat Stroke: Children and Hot Cars As we approach the summer months, it is important to remember the dangers of leaving children in vehicles. Children’s Safety Network has released a new national survey on heat stroke and children trapped in cars. Although awareness has increased, there is still plenty more that needs to be done.…
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Preventing Peanut Allergy in a Nutshell

Preventing Peanut Allergy in a Nutshell Could avoiding exposure have been the wrong answer for peanut allergy? The "Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP-On)" study may have shown it is. The study was funded by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). It consisted of a…
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Is it implied consent?

Recently an Instructor submitted an "Ask the Expert" question about implied consent. The Instructor wanted know, "Is it implied consent when a conscious person refuses care, then becomes unresponsive?"  Similar versions of this question come up in class quite often, so we thought you might like to know... As an EMT or professional responder, one has…
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Brain Injury Awareness Month

“Heads up!” March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Did you know there is a Congressional Brain Injury Task Force? On March 18th members of congress’ task force and the Brain Injury Association of America will host an annual event in Washington to raise awareness. You can help too. Information to promote Brain Injury Awareness Month Here is…
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