Jedi First Responder – First Aid for the Jedi bystander

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #200142 by
It's that time again...BACK TO SCHOOL!

http://www.cdc.gov/bam/

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/index.htm
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8 years 7 months ago #200296 by
saw a post on here saying training last weeks, in the uk i did basic life support and defibrillator training in 3 hours which im qualified of the use in AEDS (automated external defibrillators)

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heart attacks
recovery position
major bleeds
CPR
choking

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #202464 by
Well it's that time of the year again, the fall allergy season is upon us. My allergies have kicked into high gear and I cannot stock enough Sudafed. Here is a link for those of us who want to know a little more.


Seasonal Allergies

I am also including the FLU brochure from the CDC. We might as well start prepping for the cold and flu season also...

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8 years 6 months ago #202849 by
I was talking to a teacher the other day at a local school. I asked her about common health issues related to children from various backgrounds. She told me that one of the issues that is common is LICE. So here is a couple of links to help you in case your children come home with this problem.

Disgusting creatures...I can't abide by those Jawas!

https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/head-lice

http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/common/head_lice.html

http://www.webmd.com/children/tc/lice-topic-overview

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8 years 6 months ago #204705 by
I am a EMT, AHA CPR instructor and EMS instructor.

Hands only cpr saves lives. I recommend everyone learn it. It's usually free to learn and does not require or involve certification.

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8 years 4 months ago - 8 years 4 months ago #209936 by J_Roz
This came up this weekend and thought I would mention it here.

When an emergency comes up rarely is one soul affected. Many of us have four legged companions that share our lives with us.

In case of an emergency, and you are rendered unable to communicate, what happens to the animals that live with you? Make sure you have information tucked somewhere, perhaps your wallet, on a cupboard door, something.

Give names, colors, ages and basic descriptions. (Like grey kitty not silver long hair tabby) list how much food they get, how often, where and how you feed them and veterinarians contact information.

In my case I was contacted late on Friday and the farm was left alone. Everything needed to get fed and watered and due to them thinking it would be a routine doctors visit they were unable to pick up feed for the horses and the chickens. Luckily I have both of them....I was able to bring some of my feed to feed everyone until I could get to the feed store.

I have been communicating back and forth with a daughter who had to text/Facebook message me where everything was and how to feed all of the animals.

However make sure that you have contingencies for that too. Yesterday the water at the farm froze. I had to haul five gallon buckets of water for the horses by hand from the house. With a bad back that was not a good thing.

When I travel with my horses I have are folder I leave in my truck labeled "HORSE EMERGENCY INFORMATION" I list my horses, their names, colors, my veterinarian, where I am going, where I am coming from. Who to contact to pick up the horses, and if they are severely injured and I cannot give verbal authorization I give the EMS staff permission to humanely euthanize my horses. These are the kinds of things that become very important when a situation gets bad.

Don't forget your dog or your cat. Folks need to know about them in case of an emergency too.

"O Great Spirit, Help me always to speak the truth quietly, to listen with an open mind when others speak, and to remember the peace that may be found in silence"

Kaylee: How come you don't care where you're going?
Book: 'Cause how you get there is the worthier part.
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8 years 4 months ago #210471 by
It is the Cold and Flu Season...

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/upcoming.htm

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/discomfort-15/cold-flu-season/foods-immunity

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/

http://symptoms.webmd.com/cold-and-flu-map-tool/avoid-cold-flu

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8 years 4 months ago #210473 by
Diabetes is a difficult disease to manage during any time of the year, but Holidays can be impossible. Check out this link to help you during these seasons.


http://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesmanagement/index.html

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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #222079 by
There have been a lot of cases of pneumonia in the Chicago area. I hope all of you are well and I wanted to share this link.

http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/pneumonia-topic-overview
http://www.cdc.gov/pneumonia/
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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #222814 by
It is in the single digits here in the Midwest. The wind chills are -5f to -20f degrees. I thought I would redirect you to earlier videos for a refresher...

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Here is a video about clothing layering for cold weather.

Clothing Layering

More layering Info

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