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5 Life-Saving Inventions


CPR was invented by Dr. James Elm and Dr. Peter Safar and since then has gone on the save approximately 92,000 lives each year. However, CPR is not the only life-saving invention we have in our day-to-day lives.    In this article, we’ll be looking a five common items, that we all take for granted, that have cumulatively saved millions of lives. The Seatbelt The first seatbelts were invented by English engineer George Cayley to use on his glider, in the mid-19th century and were quickly taken up by racing car drivers as an extra layer of protection in a..

What Should I Keep in My First Aid Kit?

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Keeping a well-stocked first-aid kit at home can mean the difference between dealing with a minor accident or injury yourself, or having to take a trip to your local hospital to have it dealt with.   However, when it comes to creating your own first aid kit, there is a vast range of first aid items to choose from. If you’re looking to create your own kit and don’t know what to include in it, below is a list of recommended items from the CDC along with a few alternatives for more specialized situations. CDC Recommended First Aid Kit Inclusions ..

What Are the 5 Critical Components of CPR?

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A recently published study the American Heart Association (AHA) has codified the five critical components of high-quality CPR and how victims often do not receive high-quality CPR because of provider ambiguity in prioritization of resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest.   In this article, we’ll be looking at exactly what those five critical components are and how their correct application could help reduce the 135 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide each year. Minimize Interruptions According to the AHA study, for adequate tissue oxygenation, it is essential that healthcare providers minimize interruptions in chest compressions and therefore maximize the amount of time..

What Does Triage Mean?

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If you’ve ever been in an emergency situation or watched a medical or military drama, you’ll no doubt have heard the word triage applied to the treatment of those in need. In this article, we’ll be looking at what that means, its history, and why it is still used today.  What is Triage? At its most basic level, triage is the process of determining the priority of patients' treatments by the severity of their condition or likelihood of recovery with and without treatment. The term comes from the French verb trier, meaning to separate, sort, shift, or select. Where Does..

What Are the Three Different Types of CPR?

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CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, requires a different approach depending on if it is being applied an adult a child or an infant. In this article, we’ll be looking at the three different types of CPR and how they should be applied. Adult CPR  Before applying CPR to an adult you should always call 911. Not only does this ensure that the emergency services are on their way as your perform CPR, but, if you are not trained in CPR, the 911 operator can guide you through hands-only CPR.   To use hands-on CPR, push hard and fast on the center..