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Surviving a heart attack when you’re alone.

Posted by on April 13, 2016 in General News | Comments Off on Surviving a heart attack when you’re alone.

Surviving a heart attack when you’re alone.

1. Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job. 2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. 3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home. 4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. 5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it...

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Febrile seizures.

Posted by on April 7, 2016 in child cpr, First aid for children, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Febrile seizures.

Febrile seizures.

What are febrile seizures? They are seizures or convulsions that occur in about 2-5% of young children between 6 months and five years old that are triggered by a high fever. The risk peaks during the second year of life. It may accompany a cold, ear infection or flu. In some cases a child may not have a fever at the time of the seizure, but will develop one a few hours later. What happens? The child will lose consciousness and both arms and legs will shake uncontrollably. Most only last a few minutes and are accompanied by a fever above 101...

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National Poison Prevention week 2016.

Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Child safety, Family safety, Infant and child safety, Toddler safety | Comments Off on National Poison Prevention week 2016.

National Poison Prevention week 2016.

John F. Kennedy who proclaimed National Poison Prevention Week in early 1962, together with his son, John F. Kennedy Jr. National Poison Prevention Week is particularly concerned with preventing the poisoning of children, who are the major victims of poisoning. According to the CPSC an estimated 85,000 children younger than 5 are unintentionally poisoned each year in the U.S. Poisoning can happen when a child swallows medications, liquid laundry Packets, pesticides, alcohol, drain cleaner, vitamins or spills or inhales bleach or other...

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First aid for animal bites in children.

Posted by on March 4, 2016 in Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, First aid for children, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on First aid for animal bites in children.

First aid for animal bites in children.

An animal bite can become infected due to bacteria in the animals mouth. It is very important to make sure your childs’ tetanus is up to date. Most animal bites are from dogs and cats. If your child is bitten by a wild animal it is important to report it to animal control. The animal may need to be captured and tested for rabies. Raccoons, foxes and bats carry and can transmit rabies. What should you do for an animal bite? Apply pressure if there is bleeding If the skin is broken contact the doctor (they may prescribe antibiotics, give...

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Frostnip.

Posted by on January 23, 2016 in Child safety, Cold Related emergencies, Family safety | Comments Off on Frostnip.

Frostnip.

It’s the time of year for outdoor fun. While playing outdoors in winter can be healthy and packed with fun for your child you need to be aware of some dangers. Children are at a greater risk of experiencing frostnip and frostbite because they lose heat from their skin more rapidly and they tend stay outside longer because they’re having so much fun. Frostnip also known as (Chillblains) is a milder form of frostbite. It is sometimes referred to as a first degree frostbite.There is no tissue destruction and the skin goes back to...

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Rethinking SIDS.

Posted by on December 4, 2015 in Child safety, Infant and child safety, SIDS | Comments Off on Rethinking SIDS.

Rethinking SIDS.

Rethinking SIDS: Many Deaths No Longer A Mystery   i Many cases once thought to be sudden infant death syndrome are now believed to be accidents caused by unsafe sleep practices. The image above shows a crib with a teddy bear and bumper — items the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against putting in your baby’s crib. The thought of a baby dying suddenly and unexpectedly is one that keeps parents awake at night, fearing the worst. For years, little was known about sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Babies would die in their...

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Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) recall.

Posted by on November 2, 2015 in allergies, Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, General News, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) recall.

Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) recall.

Bridgewater, N.J. – Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery. If a patient experiencing a serious allergic reaction (i.e., anaphylaxis) did not receive the intended dose, there could be...

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Peanut allergies.

Posted by on September 24, 2015 in allergies, Child safety, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Peanut allergies.

Peanut allergies.

Why does it seem like there are more peanut allergies than ever before? is a question I am frequently asked in my classes. For years parents with children at high risk for allergies were told to avoid giving peanuts until age 3. But, results from a landmark study published this year may change that thinking. LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut Allergy) a study conducted in London suggests that many peanut allergies may be prevented by exposing children to the food in infancy. This new practice may curb or reverse the recent dramatic rise in...

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Bleeding.

Posted by on August 18, 2015 in Child safety, First aid for children, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Bleeding.

Bleeding.

Your child gets cut and there is blood everywhere. What should you do? Regardless of the type of bleeding the First Aid is the same. Stay calm. Remember if it is from the face or scalp there may be a lot of bleeding because the skin is thin and the area is very vascular. Expose the wound by removing or cutting the clothes. Apply direct pressure using gauze, a clean cloth, washcloth or towel over the entire wound. If bleeding is from the arm or leg, elevate the limb above heart level to reduce the blood flow. If the bleeding continues do not...

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Avoid hot car deaths.

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Family safety, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Avoid hot car deaths.

Avoid hot car deaths.

The greatest percentage of deaths from leaving a child in a hot car are unintentional. The parents are not “bad” parents. It is a result of forgetfulness in most cases. A parent just forgets about the child in the back of the car. Heat stroke is the second leading cause of non-traffic deaths among children. The inside of a car heats up quickly with 80% of the increase in temperature happening in the first 10 minutes. A childs’ thermoregulatory system is not the same as an adult. If a childs’ temperature rises to 107,...

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