Person lying on the ground being defibrillated

What to Avoid When Using an AED

Follow us! The Automated External Defibrillator is proven to save thousands from sudden cardiac arrest – when the heart experiences an electrical malfunction that causes it to stop beating that results in immediate loss of consciousness. AEDs are designed so rescuers can use it fast without too much training with its smart and simple user interface.   But one crucial thing that untrained individuals (bystanders) should know before using an…

How to Safely Evacuate an Injured Person

Follow us! During life-threatening emergencies, knowing how to evacuate an injured person is crucial because there are some instances where waiting for professionals to evacuate the patient out of a very harmful location could increase the risk of death. Therefore, in this guide, we are giving you know-how in transferring a casualty to a safe location until the first responders arrive.   Doing the following techniques must be done with absolute care and calmness because a mishandling may result…

Woman Lying on floor unconscious

AED on Women: Should bras be removed?

Follow us! In most countries that allow bystanders to interfere during an emergency situation, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, Circulation, women are still less likely to receive bystander CPR than men mainly because of the fear of being accused of sexual assault due to inappropriate touching of the women’s breast. The same stigma applies to the use of Automated…

Most Important Characteristics of Safety Signs

Follow us! Safety signs are important to communicate to the people around a certain location what danger or hazards are present, what are the prohibited and mandatory actions or object to avoid these hazards, and where is the location of a certain object or place that promotes protection and safety such as the fire exit, fire extinguisher, and first aid kit.   Here are some important…

Explosion Emergency Preparedness

Follow us!   Blast and explosion is one of the most fatal types of injury due to severe organ and body parts damage, bleeding, burns, and bone fracture. Explosions may be accidental or intentional, but either way, none of them are expected to happen. This is why you need to familiarize yourself with how serious…

The 4 Phases of Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

Follow us! In creating medical drugs, a meticulous observation is done to study its safety and effectivity to a certain group of test subjects. This process is commonly known as clinical trial/research which takes place after the candidate vaccine showed a progressive response to the immune system of non-human subjects. As for the COVID-19 pandemic,…

How Bad Posture Affects Your Productivity

Posture is defined as the way a person holds their body when standing, sitting, or lying down. Bad posture is developed when a certain habit or activity pattern causes a person’s body to rest in a bad position that becomes the second nature of their body.     Daily habits that lead to poor posture:  Lifting heavy objects and backpacks at work, during exercise,…

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks

Respirator and Surgical Mask: Know Their Difference

Follow us! Here is our guide to people who are having confusion on which mask really suit their needs.   Surgical or medical mask   Surgical masks are used to protect the wearer and the non-wearer against droplets, splashes, bodily fluids, and other hazardous fluids. It serves as a barrier against respiratory fluids such as spit and mucous that can be emitted through talking, couching, and…