An Alternative for Handwash That Kills Coronavirus in 30 Seconds

Follow us!     Good hand hygiene is the best way to stop viral infections from spreading. Says the World Health Organization (WHO), frequent handwashing is still the leading preventive measure together with social distancing that everybody must practice to avoid getting infected with the Sars-CoV-2.    Today, the rise of the production of sanitizers and disinfectants is at its peak due to the pandemic. However, most of these hand sanitizing liquids…

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What Are the Different Types of Emergency Stretchers?   

Follow us!   The emergency stretcher is a medical equipment that is used to immobilize and safely carry an injured individual or patient to the ambulance – it could be a helicopter, plane, boat, or land vehicle – or to the location of the medical treatment facility.   Stretchers are used in different emergency situations, such as search and rescue, ambulance, and more. It is a crucial part of…

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Latest Qualification To Be Considered a COVID19 Close Contact

Follow us! Image credit: freepik.com   As the world improves in adapting to the COVID19 pandemic, researchers are able to dig deeper into how the virus can spread. By getting a better information about the factors that may cause an individual from being infected, we can enhance the prevention protocols and thus reducing the number of cases.     Another crucial way that government authorities strictly implements to prevent the virus’ spread is tracing the contact of a person who…

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Spread of Infectious Disease Weakens: Patients and Healthcare Workers’ Safety Improved

Follow us! The prevention of infectious disease has been a great challenge globally. Medical researchers and institutions have been continuously working towards the improvement of medical devices and equipment to ensure the safety of healthcare workers and patients which is now more crucial than ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 that left 38 million people infected where 14% are healthcare professionals based on the World health organization (WHO) registered cases.  Today, many countries, such…

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Avoid Premature Death by Just Sitting Less

Follow us! How long does a normal person sit daily?  Experts say that an average individual sits for a total of 10 hours per day which increases when a person gets older. This amount of sitting period is associated with work and common leisure activities outdoor and at home, such as watching TV, playing video games, checking social media accounts, eating, drinking, etc.  …

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Five Most Common and Uncommon Causes of House Fires

Follow us! MOST COMMON SOURCES OF HOUSE FIRES    Electrical Short Circuits  Wirings and anything that uses electricity may cause a fire when it is poorly taken care of – appliances left turned on for a long period of time, outlets are overloaded with plugs, devices are not installed properly, wires are loose or left under heavy objects.     Avoid these by making sure to:  Unplug devices/appliances when not in…

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Do Eyeglasses Give Extra Protection as What Face Shields Do For The Eyes?

Follow us! COVID19 is known to enter the nose, mouth, and eyes. Therefore, people wear face masks, goggles, and face shields to protect these main entry points of the virus. But not all these protective equipment should be used by anyone because it would depend on how high your exposure risk is.   For the general public, wearing a face mask, practicing social distancing, and frequent handwashing are the three most…

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Tips to Help Your Kids Adjust During the COVID-19 School Year

Follow us! After 5 long months, schools in 59 out of 105 countries have finally reopened or have planned to do soon. Though this may be exciting for children, most parents are now even more anxious about how to make sure their children get the proper learning while staying safe in an out-of-home setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.   To give parents more time to adjust, most schools, like in…

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Five Lifestyle Changes that will Add 10 Years to Your Life

Follow us! Poor diet, obesity, and smoking are some of the main causes of life-threatening diseases. The good news is, a person’s lifestyle can be controlled and changed which will give you not only a life with lesser risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer but also have an additional 7-10 years to live!    Here are the five long-term habits that you need to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Latex, Nitrile, or Vinyl: Which is the best gloves for you?

Follow us! Gloves are now essential more than ever due to the harmful bacteria, viral outbreak, and hazardous chemicals that we are exposed to every day. But do you really know what type of gloves provides the protection you need? Here we laid down the important information one must know to effectively choose a glove.     Latex Gloves Material: Made from natural rubber  …

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What Is An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) ?

Follow us! An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a light portable device that is used to deliver a quick electric shock to a person’s chest through the heart during a sudden cardiac arrest to help the heart restore its normal rhythm.     Defibrillation Is the treatment given to the heart that is suffering from an irregular heart rhythm that is mostly caused by ventricular fibrillation –…

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Is Your AED Still Rescue-Ready?

Get fresh updates! FOLLOW US. Know why and when to replace your AED. In the US, sudden cardiac arrest kills 475,000 American each year; that is more than lung cancer, breast cancer, and HIV/AIDS combined (American Heart Association). This is why automated external defibrillator (AED) is so important because it can save thousands of lives.…

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