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Since it is National Preparedness Month, we thought we’d talk about creating a “go-bag” for your family. This is a bag that is filled with potentially life-saving essentials. If something happens you’re ready to “go” but you can also “shelter in place” using the items to sustain you.
- Protein bars and water for 72 hours – enough for your entire family.
- A first aid kit including emergency first aid instructions.
- A flashlight, flares, matches and an emergency candle.
- Crank-operated radio for emergency communications.
- A backup battery for your cell phone & batteries for your flashlights.
- Water purifying tablets.
- Emergency ponchos and blankets.
- Extra prescription medicine that anyone in your family relies upon.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Be creative, think about your family’s unique needs and be sure to get everyone involved – after all, an emergency is truly a whole-family situation!
This is the time of year when most families are settling into the routine of school, enjoying the taste of fall that’s in the air and the calm that comes before the rush of the holiday season. It also happens to be National Preparedness Month, a time set aside by the government to encourage citizens to learn how to deal with a variety of emergencies. Throughout September Continue reading
Do you worry about your kids being bullied at school? My girls are adults, so I haven’t thought about this for a while, but a recent study found 8-of-10 parents are worried their children might get bullied.1
There is cause for concern when 22% of students ages 12-18 were bullied at school; and 20% of high school students say they were bullied on school property at least once in the past 12 months.2
Bullying can be direct (happening in the presence of the targeted person) or it can be indirect (accomplished by spreading rumors and telling others to exclude the targeted person). It can be physical, verbal or relational (social isolation, rumor spreading, posting of embarrassing images, etc.).
Kids with special health needs—such as diabetes, epilepsy or food allergies—may have a higher risk of being bullied. One of the reasons why N-Style ID created medical jewelry that is stylish and fun is to help minimize the stigma of health concerns. Continue reading
CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, and it is a concept that is far older than most people think. In 1740 the Paris Academy of Sciences recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims. In 1891 Dr. Friedrich Maass used chest compressions on a human, but it wasn’t until 1903 when Dr. George Crile successfully used this intervention.
Now we rely on CPR as an emergency method of saving lives while waiting for medical help to arrive. But, how do you know when to use CPR? Continue reading