Resource articles

Coronavirus update

The CDC is significantly concerned about the spread of the virus. It issued “Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points for 2019-nCoV in the United States”.

Safety signs help prevent gym injuries

Proper signage is a very effective way to keep injuries out of the gym.

Food choking hazards in child care

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) outlines that choking on food poses an important and relatively under-addressed problem for U.S. children.

Exertional heat stroke

Review the risk factors for exertional heat stroke.

Predicting injury and illness at camp – The benefits of electronic medical records

It is essential that camps do everything in their power to reduce unnecessary risk and liability.

Opioids

The United States is experiencing an opioid crisis that has clinical and safety implications for EMS.

Holiday reminder: careful with alcohol

Consider your approach to alcohol consumption as a personal health behavior.

Cheering for concussion awareness

Knowing how concussions occur, signs and symptoms, along with precautionary steps, your program can take are vital to a successful concussion management program.

Preventing tumbling injuries in cheerleading

Back handsprings cause the most tumbling injuries, and require spotters to be both experienced and vigilant when supervising this activity.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe workplace per Cal/ OSHA Act of 1973.