Thanks to Pacific Medical Training for this excellent outline on exercises you can do to keep your heart in tip-top shape. They say it is suggested that 90% of cardio-vascular disease is preventable. Risk factors you can't modify include age, gender, and family history but there are measures you can take to protect yourself from heart disease. The … [Read more...] about Exercises to keep your heart healthy
Do your staff really know what to do in a medical emergency?A lot of business owners and managers trust that their employees would know what to do if they find a colleague or a customer suffering from a medical emergency. Surely someone in your organization would be capable and could take the lead, right?! Hmm, probably not. Most of us think … [Read more...] about Do your staff really know what to do in a medical emergency?
This is an American article but it's such a good read with lots of lessons relevant to us Kiwis around cardiac arrest. Two that stand out for us: 1. "What far too few Americans understand is that we hold in our hands the power to save far more lives if, by the millions, we are better informed about how to recognize the symptoms and quickly … [Read more...] about You have the power to save a life – with your bare hands
Paul Ego generously donated this AED to his local tennis club and our MD Mike Mander provided AED training for the members one night. Scarily - and thankfully - some of these members were on site when a man experienced a cardiac arrest just four days later so they knew exactly what to go. Read more in this an article extracted from The Devonport … [Read more...] about The AED training that saved a life
We all know him as that hilarious tall comedian from Seven Days and the Pak n Save stick-man ads, but Paul Ego is also a dedicated family man. In this short video, Paul tells us what happened to his wife a few years ago and why it's important to him to make more Kiwis aware of sudden cardiac arrest and how to respond to it. In this video, Paul … [Read more...] about Why Paul Ego wants you to know what cardiac arrest looks like
Hats off to Dot Curry who recognised the symptoms in her friend and ignored his "She'll be right" attitude, whisking him off to hospital where he was diagnosed with a heart attack, leading into sudden cardiac arrest. Read the full story here. Good work, Dot!! … [Read more...] about Would you be able to spot a heart attack?