Archive for July, 2013
For centuries this was a widely held myth, that people with red hair tended to bleed more when cut, than those with darker hair pigments. In a recent study, by a group of surgeons in Wales, they found no physical evidence for this previously perceived anecdote.
Approximately 6% of the population in the U.S. have an inherited gene mutation that prevents the hair from darkening and keeps the skin tone fair. There is evidence that fair skin does increase the risk of skin cancer. Interestingly, there is additional evidence that people with red hair have a lower tolerance for pain. But, as far as any additional surgical risk due to excessive bleeding or coagulation problems, this seems an antiquated myth.
SAN JOSE, CA July 26, 2013 — CPRescue announced today that it has signed a new contract with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). In this new 2-year agreement, CPRescue is to provide CPR and first aid training to the employees of the DMV, at their multiple locations throughout the state. This is the first contract CPRescue has landed with the California DMV. CPRescue has been providing CPR, first aid and AED training services for several California state agency’s since 2005.
CPRescue will provide the MEDIC First Aid™ Adult CPR, first aid and AED training program. This first aid training course prepares DMV employees to act and assist responsibly in case of an emergency such as a heart attack, a major accident, natural disaster, or a violent act in the workplace. Each DMV trainee will be instructed on how to perform CPR, use an AED, deal with choking and bleeding emergencies. Several additional first aid skills are also covered such as, how to treat burns, seizures, amputations, diabetic emergencies, strokes, snake and spider bites, just to name a few.
By performing and completing this safety training program, CPRescue will assist the Department of Motor Vehicles in fulfilling their OSHA safety training requirement 29 CFR-1910.151. This safety standard requires all businesses to provide safety training for their employees, “In the absence of an infirmary… persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid…”
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the state agency that registers motor vehicles and boats and issues driver’s licenses in the U.S. state of California. The DMV is part of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. It is headquartered in Sacramento and operates local offices in nearly every part of the state.
Established in San Jose in 1997, CPRescue quickly became a leader as a CPR, first aid and AED training vendor, who provides onsite safety training to Corporations, Healthcare Providers (AHA BLS CPR), many in the Hospitality Industry and for licensed Childcare Providers (EMSA approved). Since then we have expanded our service areas to include all of Northern and Southern California. CPRescue is a Certified Small Business (Lic# 0030191). For additional information, please visit their website at www.cprescue.com, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 1-888-313-2444.
Any blow to the head must be taken seriously. Actress Natasha Ricardson, who unfortunately died after receiving, which seemed to be a minor blow to the head. Concussions are basically a bruising of the brain and can have several degrees of seriousness. Some can be as simple as the victim experiencing some mild confusion. Others that are more serious, can have extended loss of consciousness with memory loss and coordination problems. In most cases, concussions will heal over time and do not cause longer term or permanent effects. Although repeated concussions can lead to a cumulative effect, which may cause permanent or longer term neurological problems.
Kids invariably hit their heads, many times, as they are growing-up. Running them to the hospital each time would be expensive and not necessary. If your child or any adult receives a blow to the head, do a quick and easy examination of the victim. If any of the following items are observed, call 911 immediately and keep the patient still and calm as you wait for help to come.
After receiving a blow to the head:
- The victim losses consciousness, no matter how short a time period.
- The victim experiences confusion.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Blurred vision.
- Memory loss.
- Headache which seems to be getting worse.
- Repeating the same thing over and over (ie. asking what happened several times, even after you explained the occurrence).
- Unequal pupil size.
- The victims eyes unable (or skipping) to follow your finger, as you move it back and forth in front of their face.
- Complaining of neck or back pain.
If they do not experience any of these symptoms, some ice on the area can help control swelling and the uses of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibiprofun (Motrin, Aleve) can help with any discomfort. When in doubt, always play if safe and have the individual seen by a physician.
Cocoa and chocolate are full of an antioxidant called flavonoids. Flavonoids have shown to enrich the flow of blood to your brain. This increased blood flow can help your brain function better. More blood flow has shown to increase the thinking ability of your brain and can be a benefit to aging adults.
Researchers in a recent study, compared the volume of chocolate consumed by each nation and compared it to the number of Nobel Prize winners. Surprisingly a strong correlation existed between the amount of chocolate each country consumed and the number of Nobel Prize winners. The more chocolate a nation ate, the more Noble Prize winners they had.
Now this study isn’t conclusive proof that the flavonoids in chocolate were the underlying factor in the increased number of Nobel laureates, but it is an interesting statistic. Studies have concluded that flavonoids can slow down and in some cases reverse the decline in thinking abilities that are usually associated to old age. These flavonoids can also be found in green tea and red wine.
So go ahead, enjoying that glass of red wine with a small bit of chocolate. Your helping your brain.
SACRAMENTO, CA — CPRescue announced its continuing relationship with the California Department of Transportation (DOT) by signing a new 2-year CPR and first aid training agreement. For the past 8 years, CPRescue has been providing the MEDIC First Aid Adult CPR and first aid training program for the Department of Transportation’s training division, at their Sacramento location.
This first aid training prepares their staff to act and assist responsibly in case of a heart attack, a major accident, natural disaster, or a violent act in the workplace. Each trainee is introduced on how to perform CPR, use an AED, deal with choking and bleeding emergencies. Several additional first aid skills are also covered such as, how to treat burns, cuts, seizures, amputations, diabetic emergencies, strokes, snake and spider bites, just to name a few.
By completing this safety training, CPRescue helped the Department of Transportation fulfill the OSHA safety requirement 29 CFR-1910.151. This safety standard requires all businesses to provide safety training for their employees, “In the absence of an infirmary… persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid…”
CPRescue looks to continue and expand its relationship with the State of California, providing CPR and first aid training services to several of its Departmental Agency’s.
Established in 1997 in San Jose, CPRescue quickly became a leader as a CPR, first aid and AED training vendor for Corporations, Healthcare Providers (AHA BLS CPR), Hospitality Industry and for licensed Childcare Providers (EMSA approved). CPRescue provides onsite training classes, and is a Certified Small Business (Lic# 0030191). For additional information, please visit their website at www.cprescue.com, email at email@example.com or call them at 1-888-313-2444.
As the days become longer and the weather warms, we begin to spend more time outdoors. So do caterpillars, bees, ticks, spiders and mosquitoes. The bites of these insects can range from being just a nuisance, to having a severe life threatening reaction. If you do experience a life threatening reactions to any substance, you should consult your doctor about obtaining an Epi-Pen.
Screens for doors and windows, as well as using repellents containing DEET, will help you avoid these creatures. Wear gloves working outdoors when lifting wood, bricks or other items that spiders like to hide under. Check yourself for bites and ticks after spending time in the outdoors in long grasses or in the wilderness areas.
Here are some of the insect bites that we should be concerned with:
Puss Caterpillar Stings – Yes there is a Caterpillar that can be harmful to your health. This long haired Caterpillar has stingers hidden underneath their hairy body. When stung, a person will feel intense pain, develop a rash, accompanied by a fever, vomiting and severe muscle cramps. Remove stingers by using cellophane tape and seek medical attention.
Ticks – Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are two diseases carried by ticks. Ticks like to attach themselves around the moist areas of the groin and armpits. It usually takes an attached tick up to 36 hours before the transmission of Lyme Disease. The first signs you will begin to see is a circular rash developing upon the skin.
Black Widows – Their bites can be painless or very painful. Black Widows can be identified by the red or orange hour glass marking on their undersides. Look for the fang marks or if you begin to suffer from severe muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting and seizures, seek out immediate medical attention. You will need administration of anti-venom treatments.
Brown Recluse – Another poisonous spider which has a red or dark brown color. This bite is usually painless though it will have severe consequences. The skin will redden and then turn white at the bite sight. A bull’s-eye blister will begin to form. Immediate medical care will be necessary.
Mosquitoes – Though their bites are usually just a nuisance with itching, mild reddening and swelling of the skin, but they can also spread the West Niles Virus and Dengue Disease. Again screens on windows and doors, the use of a insect repellent and wearing long sleeves and pants will reduce the opportunities to be bit. Also makes sure to not have any standing water around your house, such as in a wheel barrow, buckets or depressions around your yard.
Severe reaction may cause anaphylactic shock. Any swelling around the eyes, tongue, lips or throat. Any difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, dizziness, severe cramping or the development of hives, you should get immediate medical attention. Call 9-1-1 or use an Epi-pen, if one is prescribed for you.
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — CPRescue announced in late June 2013, that it has gone into contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide CPR and first aid training for their employees at the City of Industry location in the Los Angeles area. CPRescue is to provide training for employees on all three (3) work shifts. Though CPRescue has contracts with several California State Departments, this is the first time it has landed a Federal entity.
The training the USPS Emergency Response Team (ERT) received will help them to protect and assist other employees, in case of a natural disaster, a major accident or a violence incident. Each of these ERT members received training in many first aid skills sets such as how to treat burns, cuts, seizures, strokes, choking, heart attacks, poisonings and how to perform CPR.
By completing this safety training, CPRescue helped the United States Postal Service fulfill the Federal OSHA safety requirement 29 CFR-1910.151. This Federal safety standard requires all businesses to provide safety training for their employees, “In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid. Adequate first aid supplies shall be readily available.”
CPRescue looks to continue and expand its relationship with the United States Postal Service in providing CPR and first aid training to their other California locations.
Established in 1997 in San Jose, CPRescue quickly became a leader as a CPR, first aid and AED training vendor for Businesses/Corporations, Healthcare Providers (AHA BLS CPR), in the Hospitality Industry and for licensed Childcare Providers (EMSA approved). Since then we have expanded our service areas to include all of Northern and Southern California. For further information, please visit our website at www.cprescue.com or call us at 1-888-313-2444.