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MMA Appoints X3SI Partner for BLS

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) and X3SI Sdn Bhd are pleased to announce the appointment of X3SI as MMA’s preferred partner for the delivery of CPR & AED, BLS, and BLS Instructor training. This strategic partnership will ensure access to high-quality BLS training for MMA’s members across all 13 states and three federal territories. Importantly, it will also remove barriers for members to maintain current certification in BLS – a critical life-saving skill. Dr Sugumar Samogam, Chairman of the MMA CPR committee said, “We aim to elevate the basic life-saving qualifications and competencies of our members, and are pleased to

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Huanghe Shilin Mountain Marathon Tragedy

At 0900 on Saturday 22 May 2021 (yesterday), 172 participants embarked on a 100-kilometre (62-mile) cross-country ultra-marathon race in Yellow River stone forest, known as the Huanghe Shilin Mountain Marathon, in Gangsu province (China). The route was to take participants through canyons and hills on an arid plateau at elevations of over 1,000 metres (3,300 feet). Photos and video clips posted to social media show the race kicking off under overcast conditions with participants wearing shorts and t-shirts. Several hours after the event started, extreme weather descended upon a high-altitude section of the route, with some reports citing a low

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How To Perform CPR

How To Perform CPR The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation is an international organisation that periodically publishes resuscitation guidelines based on good scientific evidence. There are various regional bodies such as the American Heart Association, the European Resuscitation Council and the Australia New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation that then review the science, and publish protocols and flow charts for use by medical professionals and the general public within their jurisdiction. These recommendations are based on 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC. There may be some minor differences in recommendations from those issued by other bodies. At the

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The Importance of Bystander CPR

The Importance of Bystander CPR The human body is a truly amazing thing, but behind all of its complexity, there are three core processes that are responsible for keeping us alive from one moment to the next: respiratory drive, oxygenation and perfusion; with each of these processes corresponding to one of our critical body systems: the nervous system, respiratory system and circulatory system. What this boils down to is that all of the cells in our body, both our core organs and those in the periphery such as the skin, require oxygen to stay alive. Anything which interferes with any

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First Aid Kit Contents – Part 1

One of the most common questions that I am asked on a regular basis, is “What should I put in my first aid kit?” The reality is there isn’t a direct or simple answer. First aid kits come in a variety of shapes and sizes – and not one size fits all. Before we can even think about what you’re going to put into a first aid kit, we need to think about three things: size/weight, training and needs. One golden rule, is that if you don’t know how to use something, or are not authorised to use it, there

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Scouts (UK) – 10A Trauma & Injury

Notes and revision resources for Module 10A – Trauma & Injury. This module includes information on shock, bleeding, fractures and sprains, head injuries, dental incidents, burns and animal bites and stings. How to call emergency services Have a bystander help you, or call on hands-free if you are alone. Which service/s you require Your name and contact number Your location (consider what 3 words if uncertain or unable to describe What happened (Mechanism of injury, illness, environmental factors How long ago it happened Patient condition and help needed What’s being done to help the patient. In some countries, the dispatcher

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Scouts (UK) – 10A Major Illness

Notes and revision resources for Module 10A – Major Illness. This module includes information on asthma, anaphylaxis, heart attack, stroke, seizures, diabetes, sepsis and meningitis. Basic Premise of Life Support We need the gasses (air) to come in and out We need the blood to go round and round We need the brain to send the signals that make these things happen Anything which stands in the way of this is an immediate life threat. Secondary Assessment Vital Signs (particularly mental status) Physical Exam SAMPLE History SAMPLE History S– Signs & Symptoms A– Allergies M– Medications P– Past Pertinent History

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Scouts (UK) – 10A Life Support

Notes and revision resources for Module 10A – Life Support. This module includes information on safe approach to a first aid scene, primary survey, ABC assessment, CPR for adults and children, using an AED, choking, unresponsiveness and the recovery position. Basic Premise of Life Support We need the gasses (air) to come in and out We need the blood to go round and round We need the brain to send the signals that make these things happen Anything which stands in the way of this is an immediate life threat. Primary Assessment D– Danger R– Response (A or VPU) S–

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