Chain of Survival in Adults (American Heart Association) The term Chain of Survival provides a useful metaphor for performing effective CPR. The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are; • Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of 911 (Confirm unconsciousness and lack of breathing) • Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with an emphasis …Read More about "Chain of Survival in Adults"
How do I relieve choking in an Adult? Choking can be a really scary and intimidating event for many of us, especially if it occurs to our family members. Please remember that choking is often relieved quickly with the use of abdominal thrusts. But before you jump in, a few things need to be confirmed …Read More about "How do I Relieve Choking in an Adult?"
Smoke Alarms: last line of defense We are closing in on the winter season and unfortunately with colder temperatures, the chances of fire occurring in our homes increases. Smoke alarms are our last line of defense because they can pick up the odor of burning materials when we are sleeping. Our noses fall asleep when we do, …Read More about "Smoke Alarms: Last Line of Defense"
Remember that in the case of a fire, always size up the hazard first before making the decision to use the closest fire extinguisher. Sometimes, the best approach is the most conservative; evacuate and call 911. If a fire is in the beginning stages or is an incipient fire and it can be put out …Read More about "Fire Extinguisher"
We’ve all seen the medical drama TV shows, and we’ve all seen their portrayal of CPR – someone falls down, clutching their chest in pain, the hero jumps to the rescue, and after a few quick chest pumps and dramatic open-mouthed breaths, the injured character gasps back to life, possibly sharing a passionate kiss with …Read More about "TV CPR – Real Or Imagined?"