[Review] Red Cross First-Aid Smartphone App

June 14, 2012

The American Red Cross just released a new smartphone app that promises to prepare you for dangerous or life-threatening situations. The app covers a huge array of topics ranging from bee stings to hypothermia. I decided to take the app for a test drive so I could share my thoughts with all of you.

In short, the Red Cross executed this huge undertaking perfectly. I can't think of a single

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Pool Safely's First Splash!

May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24th was a big day for aquatics professionals, parents and kids everywhere. The Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safely campaign kicked off the third year of its pool and spa safety awareness initiative.

As a Pool Safely Campaign Safety Partner, West Bend joined organizations like the Y, Safe Kids USA, and the American Red Cross in this year's goal of providing water safety outreach and education to

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Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp - Part 2

April 14, 2011

Third-Party Certification Orgs

Summer camps and other youth-focused organizations work closely with several reputable organizations to help with certification and training. The American Red Cross, for example, has trained thousands of waterfront lifeguards, the American Camp Association works closely with summer camps across the country, and the YMCA of USA is an excellent resource for additional training for Y-affiliated camps.

We continue our four-part blog series, Developing a Culture of Safety at Camp, with another excerpt from

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The Insurance Implications of Compression-Only CPR

July 29, 2010

Major changes are taking place in the way the general public is introduced to CPR. WebMD and NPR are just a handful of news and information sources preaching the benefits of compression-only CPR.

Compression-only CPR is catching on across the country for a few reasons. For starters, the time it takes to get trained in compression-only CPR is only a fraction of what full CPR classes require. Removing the time barrier makes it much easier to train a large percentage of potential responders. The second benefit is

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