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RTC publishes Infographic to educate public about Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Richmond Training Concepts, a local leader in emergency care and response training for communities and individuals, has published an infographic on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) for National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7, 2013).

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Summer Lightning


Did you know the highest number of people being struck by lightning occurs in the summer? A lightning strike has the temperature of 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit which is hotter than the surface of the Sun, but fortunately most people who are hit by lightning survive. Less than 10% die each year from a lightning strike, still approximately 58 people do. Even though most don’t die when struck by lightning, they do deal with severe and long term effects.

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Odors effect dreams


When researchers presented sleeping volunteers with odors of rotten eggs or roses, the subjects who smelled rotten eggs reported more bad dreams while the subjects who smelled roses reported more good dreams. Researchers speculate that odors have a stronger effect on dream emotions than other external stimuli because the sense of smell is linked directly to parts of the brain associated with dreaming.

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OSHA Official Position on “Online Only” Training

Due to the threat to public health and safety that completely online basic first aid and CPR training represents, ASHI (as well as the National Safety Council) has made every effort to publicize this important interpretation letter. Recently, this effort was significantly enhanced when OSHA finally published the letter on their public website this month. Now anyone, anywhere, who wonders whether or not completely online “certification” in basic first aid and CPR is an acceptable practice for meeting OSHA regulations will have direct access to the unequivocal answer; “No”.

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Do You know the symptoms of a TIA “Mini Stroke” ?

TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack can be described as a mini-stroke. While a TIA does not necessarily cause serious damage to the brain, it is a serious “brain attack”. TIA’s look just like a regular stroke except that the symptoms disappear in less than 24 hours and many times the symptoms last less than an 1 hour.

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Can Chocolate Make You Smarter?

Researchers in a recent study, compared the volume of chocolate consumed by each nation and compared it to the number of Nobel Prize winners. Surprisingly a strong correlation existed between the amount of chocolate each country consumed and the number of Nobel Prize winners. The more chocolate a nation ate, the more Noble Prize winners.

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Halloween Safety Tips

For the young, and the young at heart, Halloween is an exciting holiday filled with parties, candy, scary costumes, and other great memory making experiences. To ensure a most Happy Halloween, Richmond Training Concepts has put together some easy tips and “tricks” to keep your little monsters safe during any Halloween festivities!

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Is a dog a child’s best friend?

dog and child

When it comes to respiratory illnesses this may be true. A Finnish study suggests that dogs help boost the immune system in infants. In this study, children who lived with a dog in the home had fewer sinus, throat or airway infections.

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Prepare Your Babysitter

Nervous about leaving your little one home unattended for the first time? If you haven’t adequately prepared your babysitter for the task of handling a baby, your nerves are probably warranted. Set your mind at ease by preparing your tot’s babysitter for success with the three tips below:

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Richmond Training Concepts Receives 2012 Best of Richmond Award

RTC-Best of 2012- Richmond Award

Richmond Training Concepts has been selected for the 2012 Best of Richmond Award in the First Aid Training category by the Richmond Award Program.

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Energy and Sports Drinks Are Destroying Your Teeth

Researchers found that the high acidity levels of most of sports and energy drinks essentially bathed the teeth in a bath of acid. After just 5 days of testing, they found signs of erosion and irreversible enamel damage. Tooth enamel is not regenerated and once lost it is gone forever. With more than 62% of teens consuming at least 1 of these drinks each day, dentists are finding an increase in decay and fillings for their patients.

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Are You Killing Yourself to Look Beautiful?

On average, women uses about 12 beauty products each day. Researchers estimate that in these beauty products there are approximately 120 chemicals present. Some chemicals are good and will cause no harm with their use. While others can be detrimental and increase health problems. Unknowingly many of the products you use every day contain chemicals that have been proven to be carcinogens.

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The 5 Dirtiest Places in Your Home

To help control infections and the spread of disease, you may consider regularly cleaning these common household surfaces with a disinfectant or a solution of bleach and water. Read on to find out the 5 Dirtiest Places in Your Home

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Health Threats at Local Ballparks

Did you order a side of Salmonella? According to a recent ESPN report, several food concession vendors at major ballparks and arenas throughout the US, received at least one or more major health violations. Improper food care or unsanitary conditions can lead to outbreaks of food-borne illness. Several health inspectors reported slime in the ice machines, food stored at unsafe temperatures and cockroaches in the soda dispensers.

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When Do You Need Stitches?

What are the signs of a wound which would indicate that for proper healing it will need stitches?

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