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Thank you to SuperPages and the one person that did a review on “The Safety Center”. By doing so, SuperPages named us “The Best First Aid Instruction Around Town”. I’ll take that. Plus you can read what others have said about us by reading our feedback page.

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Rick Bennett

Wilderness First Aid

The Safety Center will start conducting “Wilderness First Aid” Courses this spring. These courses are for emergency care for remote locations. They will provide information on how to handle common injuries and illnesses when medical care is an hour away or more. Designed for those who work or travel in remote locations, this comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for and what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care.

Currently, we are reviewing three different levels of training (8 hour Basic, 16 hour Standard, and a 40 hour Advanced course). If anyone has any requests please tell us……………..

Care Plus

Do you need CPR training but NOT First Aid training? Try our CARE PLUS program it can be put together to meet your needs. We offer: CPR for Adults, CPR with AED for Adults, CPR for Adult/Child/Infant, and CPR with AED for Adult/Child/Infant. This is more of a “Community-Focused” training program in emergency resuscitation for the lay rescuer.  Prices are from $25.00 and up. Plus all it takes is about 2 hours. Don’t be the one standing there not knowing what to do in a time of crises. Sign up today.

This is being offered by: The Safety Center

Did You Know? What DOTS mean?

DOTS: Its part of performing a physical assessment. It’s best completed by observing and touching your patient from head to toe. Here is what the acronym means:

  • Deformities – differences in the natural body
  • Open injuries – indicated by visible blood
  • Tenderness – to gentle touch
  • Swelling – of the tissue around an affected area.

Learn more at the next first aid class held by The Safety Center.

Did you know; That there is now a fourth indicator to a stroke?

About a month ago I was doing some training for the folks that protect our borders and this one student told me about this 4th indicator to a stroke. He received this information in an Email, so I had him forward it to me. Anyway here is the main part of the message:

Recognizing a Stroke -  Remember the “3″ steps, STR

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

  1. S – Ask the individual to Smile.
  2. T – Ask the person to Talk and Speak a Simple Sentence.
  3. R – Ask them to Raise Both Arms.

The new sign of a stroke is to – Ask them to “Stick” out Your Tongue. Note: If the tongue is “crooked”, if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

A Neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reversse the effects of a stroke… TOTALLY.  He siad the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

Do you know “First Aid for a Stroke”?

If you suspect a stroke, ask the person to:

  1. Smile.
  2. Raise both arms.
  3. Speak a simple sentence.

If the person has any trouble with these three tasks, they may be having a stroke. You should do the following:

  • Call 911 immediately.
  • If your trained in it’s use and it’s available provide “Emergency Oxygen”.
  • Keep the person calm, comfortable, and reassure them with positive words and in a calm voice.

Remember Stroke treatment is time sensitive!

Source: American Safety and Health Institute

Do you know “The Warning Signs of a Stroke”?

According to “The American Stoke Association” the warning signs of a stroke are:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

If you or someone with you has one or more of these signs, Immediately call 911.

New Services Up and Running

During the late part of 2007 we were working out the details to offer you “online safety training”. Will we finally got it done….. Right now you can tab over to the training page and at the bottom of the page you will find the link of our online training page. Within the next few weeks you will see this being moved over to it’s own tab or page. As it for now here is a sample of the course: OSHA 10 and 30 hour course for both general industry and construction, A number of 1 hour courses from fall protection to rigging, Human Resources, Continuing Education Hours for Engineers and Electricians. Corporate rates are available just ask! Are you looking to be an OSHA outreach instructor? YOU CAN TAKE IT HERE TODAY!!…… Rick