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Author: Marlo Holloway

AED maintenance

Is your AED ready to shock? AED Maintenance If you are reading this article you either have an AED or you are thinking of purchasing one.  We applaud your diligence to learn more. Just like a bottle of Tylenol expires so do the pads and battery of an AED. Expiration dates on AED pads and […]

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Host an Onsite CPR training

  We partner with Seattle  businesses to bring Onsite CPR training for their staff members and customers. Benefits When you train your staff members including supervisors, shift leads in CPR AED and First Aid it ensure that all staff members and customers have access to quick and effective First Aid attention in the event of an on […]

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Online CPR Training Vs. Class Room Training

Lets face it our days are busy and we are always trying to cram more into it.  Online CPR and First Aid training and Online CPR training for Health care providers are a must have training not only as a life skill but according to Washington State Administrative Code 296-800-15005 which requires that business have First-Aid […]

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Staying Calm During A Crisis

Calm: adjective 1. (of a person, action, or manner) not showing or feeling nervousness, anger, or other emotions. “keep calm, she told herself” In case of emergency, the most important thing you can do is to stay calm. Staying calm allows you to rationally assess the situation and to best provide aid to people in […]

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West Seattle businesses work together to provide CPR class opportunities

CPR/AED/First Aid Class CPR and First Aid are skills that save lives. Lil’Bug Studio and An Ounce of Prevention are proud to announce a partnership to help provide a community CPR/AED/First Aid training opportunity. Lil’Bug Studio is opening their doors and hosting a CPR/AED/First Aid class, taught by Marlo Holloway on We are also offering […]

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Safe and Legal Sharps Disposal

Safe and Legal Sharps Disposal By Marlo Holloway Earlier this month, the SODO BIA sponsored a community education event in conjunction with An Ounce of Prevention on the topic of Safe and legal Sharps Disposal. The class was hosted in SODO at one of our local businesses, Second Use. This class was a response to the […]

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Choking: A Medical Emergency

Choking is defined as the inability to breathe because the trachea is blocked, constricted, or swollen shut. When a person is choking air is not reaching the lungs. Choking is a Medical Emergency If the airway cannot be cleared, the person choking will soon die. According to the National Safety Council, around 4,800 people die […]

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Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions can be alarming.   Reactions to food and drugs can range from mild, with hives or a rash, vomiting and diarrhea to severe and life threatening respiratory distress. Allergic reactions are the result of a chain reaction, beginning in your immune system. Your immune system keeps you healthy by fighting off infections and […]

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Sprains and Broken Bones

   Broken bones and sprains: what’s the difference? A sprain is a twisting or wrenching of the ligaments of a joint. A sprain will cause pain and swelling without dislocation. Broken bones are also referred to as a fracture. Any crack in a bone is a fracture. There are different types of fractures, from a stress […]

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Blood Loss: A Preventable Cause Of Death

Blood Loss (hemorrhage) accounts for 31% of deaths in victims of a trauma. In the case of a catastrophic accident, or just a household incident, it’s important to know what to do if someone is injured and losing blood. An adult body contains approximately 10-12 pints of blood. Blood loss of less than 1 pint of […]

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