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First Aid Rules

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

“If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it’s that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!” Author Unknown, but he/she must be a teacher! The above comment is amusing, but it does emphasize the need to “size up the scene” to know its safe before…

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Fit Testing! More Than A Formality

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

Why Fit Testing is so important to get right. A Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstander received the report of the ammonia leak aboard the Excellence at 1:13 p.m. on a Friday. The Excellence, which was moored in Dutch Harbor, evacuated all 129 crew members from the vessel. The Unalaska Fire Department reported that an unknown…

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Automated External Defibrillators as Gifts

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

This morning I felt the chill in the air which told me that summer is making way for Fall, then Winter, and then the Holidays! I should start working on a Christmas gift list, and just don’t have enough hours in the day (all that went through my head in about two seconds flat) …ARGHHH!!…

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Awake During CPR?? WHAT NOW?

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

This video is from my favorite Doc, ZUBIN DAMANIA, MD.   UCSF/Stanford trained internal medicine physician and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative primary care clinic and model for Health 3.0 that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement in Las Vegas spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. During a decade-long career as a hospitalist at Stanford, Doctor Damania led a…

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Vessel or Ship Emergency Medical Response Checklist

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

Medical Emergency at Sea What do we do? What do we ask? If you boat, you should be current in First Aid, CPR/AED! If you aren’t, then now is the time to take a class, because stuff happens on boats; just sayin. I’m often asked how do I remember all the questions and checks for…

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Whose Life Will You Save Today? There’s an app for that!

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

ENABLING CITIZEN SUPERHEROES. Help build the most comprehensive registry of AEDs for use during emergencies. The Pacific Northwest is one of those areas that is blessed with more trained responders than just about any other place in the country, only second to Rochester, Minnesota. We have thousands of trained CPR/AED responders in our neighborhoods and workplaces,…

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What Questions to Ask During a Medical Emergency or When Providing First Aid?

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

If you have taken a basic First Aid, CPR/AED class you may have wandered out of the classroom thinking “I’m set”;  I can help anyone! You have knowledge, and the skills, but when faced with a sudden illness what questions do you ask? What is important? Did your instructor cover what questions to ask? Every…

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Hurricane Lessons for Washington State

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

What can we learn from Hurricanes Hurricanes are pretty devastating storms that rip through the eastern seaboard leaving lots of property damage, and human suffering. Here in the Pacific Northwest the likelihood of a “storm” on the scale like a Category 5 is pretty rare, but we do have high winds that can and have…

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Free Red Cross iPhone App

By Thomas | Sep 24, 2019

The American Red Cross launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users. Link: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps.html This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in first aid and emergency preparedness information. It’s also the…

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