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Kayaker Swim Under a Waterfall

This is an interesting rescue scenario of a kayaker that was unable to break the eddy fence underneath a waterfall, resulting in a swim, complete with rope-work (a vertical up-haul) and communication challenges. Good work taking care of one another. Learn how to take care of your boating brothers and sisters by registering for an […]

Ken Jeong Hands-Only CPR Instructional Video

Ken Jeong suits up in new Stayin’ Alive video to promote Hands-Only CPR. If this isn’t enough for you, please visit http://solxplore.com/product-category/courses/ to schedule a more in-depth CPR class, like an American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers, or Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED.  

What’s the biggest risk firefighters face on duty? by British Heart Foundation

Firefighters in Britain share many common denominators to US firefighters, a passion for assisting those in need, a tremendous amount of specialized training, and… a leading cause of line-of-duty deaths, myocardial infarction or heart attack. Per the U.S. Fire Administration’s 2012 report 39 of the total 81 firefighter deaths in 2012 were the result of […]

Ring Removal Technique: Using an Oxygen Mask Strap

In seventeen years, I’ve had to use a ring-cutter only one time in the prehospital setting, because I had other tasks to attend to on that particular patient, and the swelling had reached the point of causing neuromuscular compromise of the digit. In the field we often have fast access to the patient before swelling […]

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