Category Archives: Parenting
By SureFire CPR | Published: March 22, 2012
Few things are more frightening than choking on a piece of food or inhaling fluid. That terrifying moment when you cannot get a breath and reflexively begin coughing is not soon forgotten. Yet it happens all the time. Do you know what to do when a loved one chokes?
By SureFire CPR | Published: March 14, 2012
There is no question society has become more active and with the many different opportunities for athletic events, water and snow activities, dance and gymnastics offered to children, it’s no wonder the risk for injury has increased somewhat with our younger population. Would you know what to do to give assistance during the first few minutes after an injury occurred until professional help arrives?
By SureFire CPR | Published: March 12, 2012
Does your babysitter have the skills to intervene in an emergency with your little one? Do you as a child care provider know what to do when seconds count? Find out more about babysitting, child care and CPR.
By SureFire CPR | Published: March 9, 2012
Unexpectedly a brother found his sibling unconscious and in respiratory distress. Through his heroic efforts, the life of his family member was saved. Would you know what to do if this were your loved one?
By SureFire CPR | Published: March 5, 2012
Being aware of the impact parents have upon children can help to create a lifelong impression changing habits and influencing their choices into adulthood for better health. The American Heart Association agrees. Find out how.
By SureFire CPR | Published: February 29, 2012
Children get hurt as they play and injury is part of growing up. But what can be done to minimize the potential for childhood injury? Several steps can be taken and as responsible adults, we need to know what to do to keep our kids safe at play.
By SureFire CPR | Published: February 28, 2012
Uncommon to children is the complaint of chest pain that is related to cardiac injury or illness. Typical pediatric chest pain complaints are due to minor injury, illness or even stress. But when there is a cardiac cause for a child’s chest pain, serious concerns can be raised.
By SureFire CPR | Published: February 27, 2012
Occasionally, children complain that their “chest hurts”. Of course, with an adult, one would automatically assume “chest pain” signifies heart problems. But is this the case with children’s complaints of chest discomfort?
By SureFire CPR | Published: February 25, 2012
Questions answered about RSV and what that means for families.
By SureFire CPR | Published: February 22, 2012
'Tis the season for RSV. Do you know what to look for?