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Why Lifeguarding is a Great Job

Posted by Sami Leonis on Jan 22, 2020 9:57:51 AM

Lifeguarding may come across to some as an intimidating, physically demanding job. Many people are scared away from the idea of lifeguarding and being responsible for the safety of others. In reality, lifeguarding is a wonderful, rewarding job, full of many different benefits for those who take the leap and become trained. This blog explores those benefits and gives some resources to finding a certification class and applying for a lifeguarding job near you.

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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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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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Team Building at Work: Simple Workplace Activities

Posted by Daylen Degelsmith on Dec 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Team building exercises can be a great way to get to know the people you work closely with. From activities to boost creativity to social gatherings, we can better understand how to work best with our coworkers and peers.  When we work together with people on projects, it is important for the team to know and trust each other to be able to work cohesively and effectively together. There are so many different ways to get to know your team better and build trust amongst the team - read up on our favorites below!

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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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The Difference Between Blended Learning and Full Service Courses

Posted by premierhealthandsafety on Oct 2, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Everyone learns differently, which is why we offer courses in multiple styles. Whether you are a hands on learner or prefer learning from home, we have classes to accommodate your needs! Let us help you find what class works best for you.

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Tags: Health and Safety Classes, CPR, Full Service Courses, Blended Learning Courses

Signs of Drowning: How to Know When Help is Needed

Posted by premierhealthandsafety on Aug 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Many people think they know what drowning looks like, but the signs of drowning are actually more subtle than you might realize. Knowing the signs of active drowning is extremely important, because it can happen quickly and quietly; even the most experienced swimmers can be at risk. If you witness the following symptoms in someone, they may be drowning and you may need to take action:

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Recognizing a Stroke

Posted by premierhealthandsafety on Jun 28, 2019 10:15:00 AM

One of the major emergency prevention techniques taught in our safety certification classes is stroke awareness. Being able to quickly identify and assist an individual suffering from a stroke can be the difference between life and death for them. Because of this, we put strong emphasis on how to recognize a stroke, and methods for treating a stroke, in our lifeguard certification and first aid certification classes. We go through each step of the process - from identification to onsite treatment - to ensure that each individual certified with us knows exactly what to do in case of an emergency. If you would like to gather a better understanding of how to recognize a stroke, check out the tips below:

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The Importance of Learning The Heimlich Maneuver

Posted by Tom Senkus on Feb 13, 2019 11:34:46 AM

The Heimlich Maneuver is credited to a German-American thoracic surgeon, Dr. Henry Heimlich, by the Journal of American Medicine. Dr. Heimlich first wrote of the idea of how to come to the aid of people who are choking in June of 1974, in a medical paper known as Emergency Medicine. The procedure consists of standing behind victim having problems speaking, breathing, and coughing, and first slapping their back five times. Next, while still standing behind the victim, you will place clenched fist just above navel and below rib cage. Your other hand will go over the fist and push inward and upward five times. Repeat back slaps and abdominal thrusts until food or other item is dislodged. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEK0J-U66to   
 
When Dr. Heimlich wrote his idea for Emergency Medicine, he referred to the procedure as subdiaphragmatic pressure — and that is quite a mouthful to speak! Both Doctor Heimlich and Premier Health and Safety understand that choking is nothing to take lightly and every second does count! Heimlich and Premier Health And Safety agree this simple procedure should be common knowledge to the general population.  

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Why Everyone at Work Should Know CPR

Posted by Tom Senkus on Feb 6, 2019 3:19:05 PM

It begins as a typical workday.  The phones are continually ringing, the photocopier churning out the forms, and the multi-page business reports non-stop.  Folks are moving about the office floor at a hectic pace doing the daily due diligence to meet tight workplace deadlines to please clients and the boss.

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