Tag Archives: Public Health and Safety

Choking…1 Child Every 5 days..

One child chokes to death every 5 days in the US. Basic emergency medical training should be taught in schools.

Was sent to me by a contact on Linked. Not sure where the data comes from but with the ability to learn a simple and effective maneuver, the Heimlich, very easy to teach and to learn, these could be prevented.

I have taught hundreds, if not thousands, BLS/CPR which includes dealing with choking victims..

Now where is the outrage over this?

So ends my public service announcement for the week..

Where?

Here….

With a bunch of State Troopers..

Is CPR year…and a few skill stations and a scenario..

A bit of MCI training…always good for some…

For others? Ambulance be coming!! (ABC’s)!!

More victims..

No moulage, no time, just placards to describe injuries...Troops had to read!!!

I've managed to control my "urge" to flee when seeing squads...which is a good thing...I guess..
Big controlled burn going on at base. Was dropping plenty of ash on us....

 

 

 

I Am About…

CPR‘d out…

Monday night…FFers LEOs BLS/CPR refresher @ Long Lake Fire. 30 plus students…

Wednesday AM…ACLS refresher…CPR/BLS refresher @Robbinsdale…20 plus MD,s PAs, NPs, RNs…

Wednesday night…FFers, CPR/BLS refresher @Golden Valley…40 plus students…

Thursday afternoon..CPR/BLS initial class @Robbinsdale…about 20 first timers….Hospital employees…

Thursday Night EMR initial….NO CPR!! Last class before mid-term so students a bit anxious….

And tonight and tomorrow? Owatonna…yep….CPR/BLS with First Aid thrown in for a college, a credit class….pays quite well for that….

Next week? Umm more of the same with an EMT refresher tossed in…and some ACLS….and more FFer CPR refreshers…

I know that AHA CPR video pretty much by heart(no pun intended) by now ..

And whats a real kicker?….I get to do all 500 plus State Patrol Troopers starting the end of March!! In?……………………………. CPR!!!!!

Lord help me…

I am tired…