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Safety Tips for Outdoor Summer Workouts

Safety Tips for Outdoor Summer Workouts

As the warm weather approaches you’re probably ready to take your at-home workouts outdoors. Many gyms have begun to open their doors but with limited capacity and regulations. No better way to continue your own workout plan than going outside and soaking up the sun....

Eating Healthy During the Summer

Eating Healthy During the Summer

Summer is a time for change. As the season shifts to warmer temperatures, so does the need for light, yet filling dishes that require minimal preparation. When the temperature soars over 100 degrees, the last thing anyone wants to do is cook. Luckily, summer is also a...

How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion

How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion isn't just uncomfortable. It can damage your kidneys or liver, impact your heart rate, and cause a coma. Heat exhaustion has even been known to damage the brain, so it's important to avoid it. Fortunately, heat exhaustion can usually be prevented with...

How to Build a Hiking First-Aid Kit

How to Build a Hiking First-Aid Kit

While the majority of hiking excursions occur without incident, at some point, an accident may take place. Hikers are prepared for the unexpected by taking along a first aid kit. There are ready-made kits available. However, some may prefer creating their own. It is...

Evacuation Protocols for Wildfires

Evacuation Protocols for Wildfires

It's just a matter of time before you and your family may receive notice that a wildfire is near and that you have to evacuate within minutes. Preparing now is key to your family's safe evacuation in the case of a wildfire.   Be Ready to Evacuate - Set a meet-up...

Wildfire Preparedness Tips

Wildfire Preparedness Tips

With the population increasing and the demand for homes rising, the potential danger of wildfire and its destructive effects also rises. Nearly 50 million American households are in danger due to their proximity to wildfires. The threat of wildfire is realistic and...

First Aid Treatment for Burns

First Aid Treatment for Burns

In the United States, over one million burn injuries need medical attention every year. A burn consists of tissue damage that results from contact with flames, electricity, sun exposure, and other radiation, corrosive chemicals, or very hot water, the occurrence known...

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter is a season characterized by less outdoor activity and more indoor living. After the hype of summer and autumn, it is always good to prepare yourself, your family, and your home for the winter season. Much of your preparation for winter should focus on ensuring...

First Aid for Broken Bones

First Aid for Broken Bones

Broken bones usually aren’t life-threatening, but they require immediate medical attention. Prior to bringing someone to the hospital for a suspected broken bone, there are some basic first-aid treatments that can help minimize pain and prevent further injury.  The...

Be Wary of These 5 Weather Events This Fall

Be Wary of These 5 Weather Events This Fall

When thinking of extreme weather, it’s often incorrectly assumed that fall is a safe season sandwiched between summer and winter. However, people can be left unprepared if they’re not aware of the weather events that commonly occur during the season of pumpkins and...

Beach Safety 101

Beach Safety 101

A day at the beach can quickly turn disastrous if you don't take proper safety precautions. Beachgoers can keep themselves out of harm's way by following a few simple rules. Here are some general safety tips for almost every beach.   Check the Weather Beforehand...

Essential Oils: What You Need to Know

Essential Oils: What You Need to Know

For some time now, the topic of essential oils has been blowing up all over the internet. There are many people suggesting oil uses and possible treatments for illnesses with the help of essential oils. There are also a lot of sites that sell essential oils. So, what...

What to Do During a Power Outage

What to Do During a Power Outage

Power outages are a surprisingly common occurrence due to grid failures, old infrastructure, and extreme weather. My experience in emergency medicine has brought me face-to-face with many power outages and assisting individuals that are in the midst of one. Although...

At Home Care for an Asthma Attack

At Home Care for an Asthma Attack

In my experience working as a paramedic, I have occasionally come across asthma attacks. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to move air in and out of one's lungs. This is because the airways in the lungs are inflamed or swollen, which can result...

First Aid for Poison Exposure

First Aid for Poison Exposure

Poisonous substances are frequently used for cleaning, manufacturing, decoration, medication and more, but they can be quite dangerous when a person uses them in the wrong manner. If someone has come into contact with poison, follow this treatment guide to ensure they...

What to Do if Someone is Having a Heart Attack

What to Do if Someone is Having a Heart Attack

Nearly 90-percent of Americans who suffer a heart attack outside of the hospital this year will die, but what’s worse is that less than half of them will receive appropriate first aid. Experts know that getting help while waiting for professional responders to arrive...

Treating an Open Wound

Treating an Open Wound

Accidental cuts when chopping food, the skinned knees of youth and other everyday mishaps are common. As such, most people find themselves treating an open wound at some point in time. Knowing how to do so correctly ensures the ability to take the right action quickly...

What it Means to be a First Responder

What it Means to be a First Responder

The phrase “first responder” may mean different things to different people. However, the term was created to describe EMS or emergency medical services. EMS workers in the field cope with high-stress situations that are often emotionally and physically demanding. They...

Diabetic Emergencies 101

Diabetic Emergencies 101

Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, affects more than 29.1 million people in the United States alone. As of 2015, Diabetes is also the seventh leading cause of death in the US, both as an underlying cause or a contributing cause of death. Therefore,...

Landslides & Debris Flow

Landslides & Debris Flow

Landslides can happen anywhere, often due to tectonic instability, storms, fires and also human excavation efforts. Because they can happen swiftly, it is best to look for environmental changes that might herald a potential landslide. Landslides occur when terrain...

Behavioral Emergencies

Behavioral Emergencies

Many people suffer from strong emotions, especially with specific triggers. Unfortunately for some people, their strong emotions become out of control and can turn into a behavioral emergency. In the event of a behavioral emergency, time is of the essence. The...

Flooding 101

Flooding 101

In every U.S. state and territory, the threat of a flood is a very real possibility, as is in any area of the world that receives rain. In the U.S. alone, more people die as a result of flooding than from tornadoes, hurricanes, or lightning. A flood constitutes as an...

Hurricanes: Be Prepared

Hurricanes: Be Prepared

Like many storm systems, hurricanes are massive systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land, and they can occur along and coast in the U.S. or territory in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The potential effects resulting from hurricanes include heavy...

Wildfire Safety: What to Do in the Event of a Wildfire

Wildfire Safety: What to Do in the Event of a Wildfire

Wildfires also called forest fires and wildland fires, are unplanned fires that burn in a natural area, such as a prairie, grassland, or forest. They burn through acres of land quickly (think, minutes), and destroy everything in their path. In the U.S. alone, more...

What Do You Do After a Tornado?

What Do You Do After a Tornado?

On average,1,253 tornadoes occur in the United States every year. They happen all over the globe and are not limited to a particular geographic area. Catching a glimpse of a tornado is pretty rare, and the odds of dying in a tornado are 1 in 4,513,000. If you do find...

Heart Attacks: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and How to React

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. That’s more than 2,000 heart attacks per day. Also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when blood is prevented from reaching the heart. This is the result of plaque buildup in the arteries from...

First Aid Tips for Parents

First Aid Tips for Parents

One of the most stressful parts about being a parent is dealing with a child's injuries. While your children may get banged up pretty often, knowing just a few first aid tips can help. Treating an Open Cut or Scrape A bleeding wound can be among the most alarming, but...

Your Guide to Becoming an EMT

Your Guide to Becoming an EMT

While technology is eliminating the need for some jobs, we will always need paramedics: In fact, EMT job growth is expected to explode by up to 33% within the next two years. So, how can you enter this career, which is both financially and emotionally rewarding? Here...

How To Make Emergency Preparedness Kits For Your Home

How To Make Emergency Preparedness Kits For Your Home

Disasters are unfortunately more common than many of us may realize. In fact, as of October 2017, America witnessed at least 15 natural disasters that include two floods, seven severe storms, three tropical cyclones, one drought, an unprecedented streak of wildfires,...

The Basics of CPR

The Basics of CPR

One of the most popular—and one of the most essential—techniques in emergency medicine is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, more commonly known as CPR. First developed in 1960, CPR involves a series of chest compressions and recovery breaths to patients suffering from...

Common Driving Injuries and How to Treat Them

Common Driving Injuries and How to Treat Them

Americans spend an average of 290 hours per year driving on the more than four million miles of roads across the country. And although automakers continue to introduce new features that make cars an increasingly safe form of transportation, over two million people are...

Getting to Know Steve Farzam as an Individual

Steve Farzam is probably one of the most popular personalities in Santa Monica. You might say that he is the COO of one of the most popular hotels in the city so you could expect that, but that’s not really true. Although, that may be one of the reasons, but Steve...

Steve Farzam and His Love for the Community

Steve Farzam is currently working as a COO, but he is actually known for a lot of things beyond his profession or his job as the COO. Even as a COO (of Shore Hotel in Santa Monica), however, he has managed to accomplish quite a bit. While the consistent and steady...

Steve Farzam and His Passion for the Community

There are probably not many people in Santa Monica who haven’t heard of Steve Farzam. He is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Shore Hotel, and boasts of some unique achievements for a COO of a hotel. He has been actively working for the betterment of the community,...

Steps To Become An Emergency Medical Technician In the USA

Getting certified as an Emergency Medical Technician actually involves following a process. You need to follow some steps to ensure that you are capable of working as an Emergency Medical Technician, as well as apply for the certification for a particular state. It’s...

How to Become a Certified Flight Paramedic

If you have any aspiration of becoming a flight paramedic, it is going to take some work. A common question in the medical field is how does one become a flight paramedic. Well, as with anything that is worth doing, it is long and not very easy process as Steve Farzam...

Differences Between Paramedic & EMT

Let’s be honest, the majority of us do not know the differences between a paramedic and an EMT. It’s not our fault though, there are so many different times when we see a paramedic come to a scene or an EMT, and we always think they are the same. However, there are a...

EMT/Paramedic/Firefighter

Why do we have paramedics and emts, when the fire department is more qualified in the USA? Ask Steve Farzam. The above is a question that we have probably all asked before to ourselves as we drove past the scene of an accident. There are a few reasons for this, and...