This month lets light up the world blue as we focus on the continued awareness and education of Autism. Autismspeaks.org specifies that “Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism, but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.” For those on the spectrum, going to the doctor can be a very stressful occurrence. Adults are more likely to have health complications including issues such as allergies or asthma; diabetes;Read More →

Autism-Awareness-Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Nearly a quarter-century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion, and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. In addition to the puzzle piece, the official color for National Autism Awareness Month is a bright royal blue. Nearly a quarter-century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life. This yearRead More →

Men's Heart Health - Healthier Heart

We are going to share three (3) ways to a healthier heart for men. We know, we know, men aren’t necessarily known for taking care of themselves, particularly if it involves a visit to……. the doctor’s. However, there are some easy ways to keep your heart healthy. Father’s Day just passed and with it a lot of tasty food (and probably a beer or two). You probably ate more food than you meant to, drank a little more than you wanted and may have ended up feeling like you did just a little too much. And, since more men die from heart disease than anyRead More →

Active Shooter Training by MiamiCPR div of RescueAED

More than ever, we need to be prepared in the event of a crisis. Just yesterday, at a baseball game, members of Congress were shot at by an active shooter. There are many articles at this moment describing the event, including Newsweek, where they report on the motive of the shooter, but we need to discuss how to react in the event of an active shooter. Preparedness can be achieved with Active Shooter Training. What Is An Active Shooter? An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. These areas are usually places with aRead More →

heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-rescueaed-miamicpr

CPR and FIRST AID OSHA Compliance & Beyond Ensuring your staff has had CPR and first aid training in the workplace is important because it can save a life. While OSHA regulations technically state that first aid training is only required if there isn’t ‘an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to the workplace,’ a reasonable distance has been defined as 3-4 minutes away from the workplace. OSHA safety and first aid standards defined below. OSHA letter explaining standards for first aid training in general industry, 29 CFR 1910.151(b), provides: In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital in near proximity to theRead More →

pool-safety

Pool Safety – Stay safe at the pool this summer with five tips we will share with you. Swimming is the most popular activity during the summer. Pool safety is a real concern for children, but is also important for everyone. Make water safety your priority by following these five tips. Learn how to swim There are many courses and resources where you can learn how to swim. No matter the age, you should learn how to swim so you can stay safe near any body of water. Buddy Up Don’t swim alone! Always take a friend to the pool or to swim with you.Read More →

workplace safety

School Is Out – Safety Is Still In Workplace safety must be thought of daily and not only in a manual or policy. A safe working environment can only be created through effective communication and a buy-in from the top down. It doesn’t matter if you are a daycare center, school, retail store, construction company or even a hospital, workplace safety is important to everyone. No one likes to be hurt or unsafe.  To effectively instill a safe working environment, employees should be encouraged to promote safe behaviors, as well as identify unsafe behaviors along with opportunities for improvement. To make better – and informedRead More →

active shooter classes

Hopefully, you have never had to ask yourself what to do in the event of an active shooter at your workplace, school or church. But, with all of the recent shootings occurring around the globe and even worst, many close to home[1], more of us are asking ourselves ‘what can I do to prepare?’ Statistics show that active shooter events have steadily increased since 2000, according to research[2]. The Department of Homeland Security defines an active shooter as “…an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area[3].” The definition goes further and states that “in mostRead More →

2015 aha guidelines

Increased acceptance of Hands-Only CPR is just one key change found in the 2015 AHA Guidelines. This “Guidelines Highlights” publication summarizes the key issues and changes in the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). It has been developed for resuscitation providers and for AHA instructors to focus on the resuscitation science and guidelines recommendations that are most significant or controversial or those that will result in changes in resuscitation practice or resuscitation training. In addition, it provides the rationale for the recommendations. Because this publication is designed as a summary, it does not reference theRead More →