LifeVac – a device to save lives

Posted by: Judit

2017-05-08

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CONGRATULATIONS to Lifevac!  Another reported choking victim saved through the use of the LifeVac USA invented by Arthur Lih. This is the 3rd reported success story !! It’s nice to know that in the event the Heimlich maneuver fails, there is an alternative option that is proving to be successful.

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Earthquakes – most important tips

Posted by: Judit

2017-03-27

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Earthquakes occur mostly without prior notice. The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registers an average of two earthquakes a day in Switzerland and neighbouring countries, making a total of between 500 and 800 quakes a year.

The tips of the Swiss Seismological Service provide you with helpful hints on how to behave in case of an earthquake.

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Family First Aid Guide on the web

Posted by: Judit

2017-03-16

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Originally started in 1998, ACLS Training Center is now the largest and most popular emergency education training site on the web. They are dedicated to offering today’s medical professionals fast, convenient courses.

On their website they collected a lot of training materials and knowledge on different first aid topics.

You can find their educational articles here:

https://www.acls.net/first-aid-situations.htm

Family Emergency Plan

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Disasters and emergencies can affect people in anywhere and at any time of the year without warning. Flood, fire but even small events, such as a power outage, can quickly have disastrous effects for a family that is not prepared. Family emergency planning can be the key to surviving an emergency or to avoid bigger loss.

 

Family preparedness that involves every member of the household is paramount to ensuring that your family is ready for a disaster, whether or not you are in the home. Preparedness keys to success for this type of situation follow:

Create a family disaster supply kit.
Develop a family preparedness plan.
Identify a local and regional meeting place.
Practice your family plan.

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First Aid for Pets

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Knowing what to do in an emergency may mean the difference between life and death for your pet. Learn how to prevent emergencies, treat minor injuries with first aid and when to seek immediate veterinary assistance and care. Emergency treatment and first aid for pets should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care. But it may save your pet’s life before you can get your pet to a veterinarian.

Read all the basic procedures on this website containing the following accident situations:

 

  • Poisoning
  • seizures
  • fractioning
  • bleeding
  • burns
  • choking
  • heatstroke
  • shock
  • Resuscitation

https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/Basic-Pet-First-Aid-Procedures.aspx

 

 

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Ski harnesses – teach skiing and provide safety for kids

Posted by: Judit

2017-01-24

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Planning a ski holiday for the whole family is not always fun. Especially if the kids have a big age difference and therefore cannot ski at the same level. The elder one might have already had some lessons in the ski school; he is confident in balancing and turning. But what about the younger ones, the toddlers? Does it mean that the mom has to stay in the hütte again?

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3+1 tips to survive Christmas – literally

Posted by: Judit

2016-11-21

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You have already bought all the presents, the tree is waiting to be decorated on the balcony, you even have the menu in your head, and you are about to sit back and relax because everything is set for a beautiful Christmas? Don’t do! Rather follow the below guidelines to avoid any bad surprises…  
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How to rescue from a submerged car?

Posted by: Judit

2016-09-07

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Any car accident is frightening, but an accident in which your vehicle is thrown into the water, with you trapped inside, is absolutely terrifying. Most deaths are a result of panic, not having a plan and not understanding what is happening to the car in the water. Learn how to survive from being trapped in a sinking vehicle , even if it’s a flooded river.

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First Aid Kit for long journey

Posted by: Judit

2016-06-28

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What you take in a first aid kit when travelling to remote areas depends on the country you’re travelling to, the length of your trip and what kind of trip you’re going on.

Make sure you plan your first aid kit well in advance. Lots of items, like medications or certain bandaging material, might not be available in the country you’re travelling to. It could be that some medications are available but have expired or are fake. Take whatever you might need with you; you can always stock up while on the road if necessary.

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Mermaiding in swimming pools

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More and more girls ask for a mermaid costume.

 
 

With these shimmering tails the children can do acrobatic swimming movements, deep dive in water and swim like a mermaid.

 

A dream comes true?

 

But we have to know, that the monofin are not buoyancy aids and are suitable only for good swimmers.

 

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