Providing Emergency First Aid

If you witnessed an accident or medical emergency such as someone choking or collapsing, would you know how to react? How to administer first aid? Would you know the steps to respond? The average response time for trained emergency responders to arrive is 9mins, but response time in rural areas can often take up to 30mins or more. Knowing how …

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10 Things You’d Never Think to Add to Your First Aid Kit

Most people think of adhesive bandages and antibiotic ointment when they think of first aid kits, yet few look beyond the necessities. You would never think to add these ten things to your first aid kit, but they effectively round out your emergency preparedness plan and can potentially save a life. Contact an Emerg-A-Center Representative Today So You Can Be …

5 Scenarios Where a First Aid Kit Can Help

Most people understand the inherent value in a first aid kit. Preparation for any accident or incident is vital to the workplace and home safety. However, there are scenarios where a first aid kit can prove especially useful in stressful situations. 1. The Natural Disaster Whether you live on the Atlantic coast and experience hurricane watches and warnings, the Midwest …

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Why your First Aid Kit Should Be OSHA and ANSI Certified

When you are injured, you never wonder whether the first aid kit you are using is OSHA or ANSI certified. However, these designations can affect what you find when you go to the first aid kit for equipment. What are OSHA and ANSI? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created as a division of the Department of Labor when …

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Why You Need an AED for your First Aid Cabinet

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? The heart is a complex organ with its own electrical system. With every one of its 42 million beats per year, an electrical impulse causes the heart to pump oxygenated blood to the brain and organs of the body. In Sudden Cardiac Arrest, the heart suddenly stops beating depriving the rest of the body of …