Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Tips for medical practices to stay prepared for medical emergencies

Sick airline passanger

Required by FAA Since 1986, Airline Emergency Medical Kits Have Expanded Over the Years

Since 1986 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations have mandated that all domestic passenger airplanes with a flight attendant have an emergency medical kit containing medications and devices onboard1. The FAA also...
Banyan FAA emergency medical kit

Minimum Contents For FAA-Approved Emergency Medical Kits

Sphygmomanometer Stethoscope Airways, oropharyngeal: 1 pediatric, 1 small adult, and 1 large adult or equivalent Self-inflating manual resuscitation device with 1 pediatric mask, 1 small adult mask, and 1 large...
Doctor with sick patient

How Physician Offices Can Respond to 5 Common Medical Emergencies

Medical emergencies can and do happen at physicians’ offices. Though you can’t prepare for every emergency, here are five common emergencies you can be ready to address. The American Academy of Family...
AED sign

Is Your AED Ready for an Emergency?  

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals each year. An automated external defibrillator (AED) doubles the chances of survival for victims. In a study released in March 2018, those who got a...
Rendering first aid

6 Tips To Choose the Best Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

As a medical doctor or staff member, your patients trust you with their lives. In the event of a cardiac arrest, CPR can only take you so far. The chance of...
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