babysitting courses

Babysitting Courses Benefits

Babysitting courses are important to ensure the safety of the little ones in your care. Whether you take one of the Red Cross babysitting courses or SafeSitter from your local EMS provider, the benefits of certification are immense. If you, or your teen, are responsible for the care and safety of babies and small children, […]

stop the bleed

Stop the Bleed: New Certification Course Helps Save Lives

Stop the Bleed courses jumped on the scene recently. In response to the nation’s growing need to handle mass casualty tragedies, emergency medical services continue to create ways the public can help save lives. The Stop the Bleed movement is a great resource for our nation that empowers the average person to deliver life-saving skills […]

Sun Safety Basics

Sun Safety Basics for Children

Sun safety is so important when it comes to your little ones. Think about a time when you experienced sunburn. It was uncomfortable, painful, and maybe even caused you to get sick, right? While sunburn is serious in adults, it’s even more serious for children. And, lifelong exposure to the sun without following the important […]

Summer safety tips

Summer Safety Tips for Parents

Summer safety tips serve as a great reminder for parents as the school year comes to a close. By now the kids are itching to get out of school and summer days are already in full swing. Through all the excitement, it’s important to take a step back and review the top summer safety tips. […]

parade safety tips

Parade Safety Tips Everyone Should Follow

Parade safety tips are important reminders that can help you enjoy your parade experience to the fullest. Do you remember watching or even marching in a parade as a child? The excitement that surrounds parade fun is something the entire family can enjoy. No matter what age you are, parades are a great outing if […]

Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention Tips

Falls prevention is an important topic for people who have elderly persons in their family or for those who care for the elderly. As we get older, the likelihood of experiencing a fall grows. While many people can easily bounce back from a fall, falling when you are older can lead to serious injury. That’s […]

spring injuries

Spring Injuries That May Land You in the ER

Spring injuries are inevitable, it seems. With all the excitement of nice weather, most people are just dying to get out and enjoy the outdoors. But, for emergency medical professionals, spring also means an increase in medical calls and emergency room visits. Spring injuries are common because you are probably more active when the weather […]

Internal Bleeding

Internal Bleeding: What Should I Know?

Internal bleeding can be a pretty scary topic. While an injury that damages the outside of your body is easy to see, internal bleeding occurs inside of your body and can be a major cause of concern. When an injury occurs on the outside of the body, it generally involves a cut, or tear, in […]

Anaphylactic Shock

Anaphylactic Shock: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Anaphylactic shock is a common medical emergency that affects patients for several different reasons. Although it is common, it can be scary when anaphylactic shock sets in. When patients are exposed to something they are allergic to, they can go into this potentially life-threatening reaction that is called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis may cause the immune system […]

emergency apps for preparedness

Emergency Apps for Preparedness

Emergency apps for preparedness have changed the way we react to emergencies. When nature unleashes its nasty hand, its imperative that we have notifications and supplies at our hands. Sometimes information is the most important thing we need during a disaster. Emergency apps can show us the course of a storm, emergency shelter information, what […]

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