After watching the Apprentice last night, I became aware of the WwW program! Walk with Walgreeens
Walgreens announced their contribution of $30,000 for the winning Apprentice Team’s Charity.
*NOTE: This program has ended
I have worked as a Surgery Scheduler in Cardiology for years in my past and we would see a variety of cardiac patients from those maintaining their known Cardiac disease, pregnant women who start developing arrhythmia’s or had murmurs surface, young and old with new symptoms that they want to act on and the luckiest patients are the ones following up from their recent hospital visit after suffering cardiac arrest. They are lucky because they are survivors. Whether it be because they recognized symptoms early and got to the hospital in time or because someone gave them life-saving CPR. Especially important is How to do CPR in an emergency when alone.
Could you stop everything you are doing at this very moment and perform CPR? There is a form of CPR that works in place of the traditional compressions-breaths-compression form. Now if a patient stops breathing due to other reasons besides Cardiac Arrest such as a drowning, small child stops breathing or a drug overdose then the classic form of CPR is what is needed for their best chance of survival. However, if a patient is in true cardiac arrest due to a heart attack, also called a Myocardial Infarction then you may simply give compressions.
This form really works best if you simply forget how to do CPR or are alone and do not have another person able to quickly give breaths so compressions can start going again- it simply takes too long to stop and give a breath. In an article I found that everyone should read, it states that when someone is in Cardiac Arrest “Your hands are their heart”. For every second you are not giving a compression, the brain is not receiving blood!
Read the Article HERE!
All that you have to remember is put the palm of one hand mid chest (between the nipples) and take your other hand and place it on top of the other and lock fingers. Then lock your elbows and give firm, fast compressions. Of course, by now you have called 9-1-1 and this is what you will be doing until help arrives.
Keep in mind that you could be giving an upwards of 600-700 compressions waiting for help to arrive but if that brain loses blood then the real resuscitation efforts will be compromised once they arrive at the hospital or within the ambulance. DO NOT STOP. Do not get discouraged (easier said then done, right?)! You must try and stay calm for two reasons- so you keep a steady, fast-paced rhythm and so you can focus on when they begin breathing on their own. When in doubt if they are breathing, just put your ear to their mouth and you WILL tell if they are breathing or not. But be fast because if they are not then remember…your hands are their heart!
I was recently asked to Review the Book: Fit Mom’s For Life by Dustin Maher . I thought “Why Not!”. There is so much information, videos, books and flyers that ALL want you to know how to get fit! I had to yet really find one that captivated me until this book arrived and I started on Page 1! It didn’t take me many more pages to create a Note page on my tablet so I can take notes. There was so much USEFUL information and education that I had seen lacking in other sources. His philosophy just makes sense!
What the Book teaches (besides a Bonus of Videos/Downloads-a $59 value FREE with the book):
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I think this is a great motivator for the New Year. As a family we’re definitely trying to get healthier. We’re planning out our meals and using better ingredients, and both my husband and I have started working out regularly. He’s going to the gym and running and I’m taking a Zumba class. His goal is to lose weight and mine is to tone up. And getting the chance to win something makes it even sweeter!
We practice the Great Shakeout in our schools and businesses every year and I highly recommend you visit the videos like the one below from The Great California Shakeout. They cover what to do in several situations. Would your children know what to do in an earthquake? It is also important to have a family meeting!
Get informed and be prepared!
I invite you to read more on this topic from Parenting Healthy such as: Lessons for Kids in a Natural Disaster