Medical Emergencies Series: Schools

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cop car and busKnow How to Respond & What You Should Do

Peanuts, bees, shellfish, eggs, and milk. What do these all have in common? They are typically seen as trigger foods for allergies in children and adults alike. Most individuals are aware of their allergies, but they can be triggered at any time. Knowing how to respond and what to do during medical emergencies at your school can save the life of a student, a staff member or a parent.

Many students are on strict diets for food allergies and sensitivities, and must be aware of what they are putting in their body. Teachers have a large task of ensuring that younger children in their care are steering clear of any foods or animals that may cause an adverse, life threatening reaction. Teachers are typically well trained on these medical conditions and know how to react when a student presents symptoms. This not only includes food allergies, but also asthma and medical conditions such as seizures. Teachers know to get the students epi-pen or their inhaler and follow the instructions from there, but what if a teacher has a medical emergency, do students and other staff members know how to react? Read More

Is Rapid Responder Right for You?

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Information-Stored-Rapid-Responder-Commercial-Industrial-FacilityA Product/Need Comparison

Rapid Responder is the most up-to-date and industry leading technology that your facility could have for increased safety and security. Still not sure if you need it? Below are common needs that a facility has in terms of safety and security, and examples of how Rapid Responder meets those needs. Read More

Where is the Finish Line for Emergency Management?

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Understanding the Emergency Preparedness Cycle & How to Make it Effective

Emergency management is defined as, “the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from an emergency or crisis.” It is important to understand that emergency management does not eliminate threats, instead it focuses on creating plans to decrease the impact of disaster and crisis. Before we dive into answering our question, “where is the finish line for emergency management,” we must first understand how the emergency preparedness cycle works, how it prepares us, and ways that we can make them most effective. Read More

Reduce Your Fire Vulnerabilities

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Tips to Prevent School, Church, Healthcare & Retail Fires

fire“In 2014, there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries, and $11.6 billion in property damage.”* October 4-10, 2015 is National Fire Prevention Week. Today, we want to give all of our current and future customer’s tips on how to prevent fires at their site. Every structure is susceptible to a fire, but there are ways to work toward preventing serious loss. Read More

How Will You Handle After School Emergencies?

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Emergency Action Plans for After School Activities Are a Critical Aspect to School Safety

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After school, most students go home, but some stay for sports games or practices, rehearsals, and tutoring. These activities after normal school hours can potentially be liability issues in the event of school emergencies for the school and/or district.  Just like the normal school day, sports practices, rehearsals and clubs need emergency plans and procedures in place to keep volunteers and participants safe. Some concerns that should be addressed in your action plans for school emergencies are medical emergencies, weather and background checks. Start by communicating early with volunteers, parents, and participants about the expectations concerning after school emergencies & plans. Read More

Church Security: From the Ground, Up

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Northstar Church of God Pastor, Luke Hodges Explains their Safety & Security Measures

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Luke Hodges is the Senior Pastor of Northstar Church of God in Tumwater, WA. In his four years there so far, he has been dedicating much time to the improvement of overall safety and security at his church, while continuing to foster an open and welcoming environment to members and visitors alike. I recently had the opportunity to talk with him and get some insight on how his church is cost effectively increasing their safety and overall security. Read More

3 Things You Need to Know About Healthcare Emergency Operating Procedures

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How You Can Increase Your EOP’s Effectiveness

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Emergency operating procedures are plans of actions to be conducted in a certain order or manner, in response to an emergency event. Most, if not all, healthcare facilities are required by law to have emergency operating procedures (EOP’s) in place, but whether they are used to their maximum potential is a different story. EOP’s have the power to be highly effective in the safety and security of staff, patients, visitors, and even property. Today we want to help you maximize your healthcare emergency operating procedures by giving you three things that you need to know about them. Without the proper knowledge, your emergency procedures are diminished in terms of competency.


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