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Keeping Your Team Safe- Why We Should All Know CPR

Posted by Sami Leonis on Jan 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Most employees in businesses all over the world do not have the knowledge of how to perform CPR in the event of a cardiac emergency in the workplace.  Educating your team on how to react in an emergency situation, specifically one that requires CPR, could be the difference between a life and death outcome.  There are multiple reasons why keeping your team safe by completing a CPR/AED and First Aid certification course is a crucial aspect to any business, which we will explore below. 

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Things I Want to Know Before I Become a Parent

Posted by Sami Leonis on Jan 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Becoming a parent can be an entirely overwhelming transformation.  Most expecting parents spend so much time reading books, reading blogs, and seeking tips from others on what to expect and how best to be prepared for their new bundle of joy.  With so much information out in the world on how to prepare, it is easy to become overwhelmed and stressed out about all of the different tips for preparation.  We have come up with the three most important things that we think would most benefit an expecting family.

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What If Someone Collapses While I am Working Out?

Posted by Sami Leonis on Jan 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

With so many different exercise programs existing today, it is becoming increasingly more possible for individuals to overexert themselves in a fitness setting.  Being prepared to spring into action in the event of an emergency at the gym, in a fitness class, or even simply walking down the street, can be the difference between a life or death situation.  There are different steps to follow in these situations, whether you are trained or not.  To figure out what you can do to be prepared in the event of a peer collapsing during your workout, follow these helpful tips. Please note that if an individual collapses and is unresponsive, 911 should be called immediately, before anything else is done.

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The Best Gift to Give This Holiday Season: Saving a Life

Posted by Erica Funk on Dec 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

With the Holiday season approaching quickly, there is no better time to give the gift of saving lives. How about giving loved ones CPR and First Aid education and training for life saving skills? It’s an extremely thoughtful gift and unfortunately a gift that many don’t think will be useful until faced with an incident. I never thought to give a loved one this type of gift until I got the dreaded phone call that my father was in the hospital because he became unconscious from choking. Thankfully, a bystander nearby had basic CPR and First Aid training was able to instantly react to save his life. If that bystander wasn’t there and knowing that no one else in my family has training, my father would have had a different outcome.

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Choking in Babies: Foods to Avoid This Holiday Season

Posted by Sami Leonis on Dec 4, 2019 11:54:15 AM

With the holidays right around the corner, there is no better time than now to educate yourself on foods to avoid feeding your baby to prevent the risk of choking.  Choking is a very common tragedy amongst young children.  At least one child is lost every five days, due to choking related casualties.  There are many different foods to avoid feeding babies.  In addition, there are ways to educate yourself on choking prevention techniques.  Parents are strongly encouraged to become CPR/AED & First Aid certified, in order to learn life-saving techniques like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver.  Below, find a list of potentially dangerous foods to feed your baby: 

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