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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”.

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.

Workplace hazards

Learn more about the different dangers in the work environment.

The need for standardized endotracheal intubation training

Training, protocols, and confirmation of technical proficiency are necessary components of a safe approach to endotracheal intubation.

Warm water amoeba hazard

Only 3 people out of 138 known infected by Naegleria fowleri amoebas in the US from 1962 to 2015 have survived.

Stress for first responders during the pandemic

The fact that EMS is a stressful field has been documented for years. A 2016 survey of EMS professionals revealed that 37% contemplated suicide. The national average is 3.7%. An astounding 6.6% of the respondents actually attempted suicide.

How Does Your Cheer Program’s Safety Strategy Stack Up?

Keeping your cheer program injury free is a key component to making it fun for all participants. Understanding types of injuries and their root causes can help.

What we do know about Ebola

Stay informed on Ebola, the hazards associated with the disease, and how to reduce risk of exposure.