June 14th, 2012
The American Red Cross just released a new smartphone app that promises to prepare you for dangerous or life-threatening situations. The app covers a huge array of topics ranging from bee stings to hypothermia. I decided to take the app for a test drive so I could share my thoughts with all of you.
In short, the Red Cross executed this huge undertaking perfectly. I can’t think of a single …continue reading the rest of [Review] Red Cross First-Aid Smartphone App
April 14th, 2011
Third-Party Certification Orgs
Summer camps and other youth-focused organizations work closely with several reputable organizations to help with certification and training. The American Red Cross, for example, has trained thousands of waterfront lifeguards, the American Camp Association works closely with summer camps across the country, and the YMCA of USA is an excellent resource for additional training for Y-affiliated camps.
We continue our four-part blog series, Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp, with another excerpt from …continue reading the rest of Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp – Part 2
July 29th, 2010
Major changes are taking place in the way the general public is introduced to CPR. The Los Angeles Times, WebMD and NPR are just a handful of news and information sources preaching the benefits of compression-only CPR.
Compression-only CPR is catching on across the country for a few reasons. For starters, the time it takes to get trained in compression-only CPR is only a fraction of what full CPR classes require. Removing the time barrier makes it much easier to train a large percentage of potential responders. The second benefit is …continue reading the rest of The Insurance Implications of Compression-Only CPR