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    Stand Ready to Respond – Get First Aid, CPR & AED Trained

    by Ngozi Osuagwu, MD | June 5th, 2016

    Stand Ready to Respond – Get First Aid, CPR & AED Trained

    Are you First Aid, CPR & AED trained? If not, then you have the opportunity to be trained for free. If you are trained, I still think that the online course offered by the National Safety Council is worth it. June is National Safety Month and this year’s theme is SafeforLife. Each week in June has a different focus area and I hope that everyone reading this blog will participate.  Preventable injuries are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and each of us can make a difference.

    The focus area for the first week in June (through June 12) is Stand Ready to Respond. We never know when we can be of assistance to someone. It can be anywhere – at the workplace, a grocery store, church, or at home. Being trained in First Aid and CPR can make the difference between life and death. There might not be a health care worker nearby and you might be the only person around. The National Safety Council is offering a free First Aid, CPR & AED Online course when you register between June 1 –  June 12, 2016. Click on the “New Student” button to get started. The code will be provided so that you can register for free. Registrants will have 45 days to complete course. On their website, they state that availability is limited so register early.

    Although I am up to date with by CPR and AED training, I registered for the course this past weekend so that I could know more about what I was promoting. There are 15 lessons and the course will take about 4 – 6 hours to complete but they will give you 45 days to complete the course. At the time of writing this blog, I just completed lesson 11. You have to remember, I am an Obstetrician/Gynecologist, it is not every day I see someone with a snake bite. It was great reviewing how to respond to certain emergencies. They also provide a book that can be downloaded.  I will be encouraging my husband and adult children to sign up for the course. It has been worth my time and I believe it will be worth your time. The course is easy if you have a PC, however it you want to view on your apple device, you will have to download the puffin app. Details are available on the National Safety Council Website.

    There is also a Safety Check UP link to see how you can keep yourself safe.

     

     

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    The second half of the book briefly discusses the most common gynecological conditions and also provides an overview of sexually transmitted infections. A list of annotated websites dealing with the different topics in the book is provided for the reader who wants to pursue each subject in depth.




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