Tuesday, August 30, 2016

EMT News: It's Healthy Living Day at the Alaska State Fair

It's Healthy Living Day at the Alaska State Fair

PALMER, Alaska You can find plenty of tasty, deep-fried and high-calorie treats at the Alaska State Fair. On Monday, the emphasis was on healthy eating and life styles.

Several booths offered free health and safety lessons and screenings as part of "Healthy Living Day"
Mat Su Regional Medical and Mat Su Borough EMS have a tent on the purple trail are offering free hands-only CPR training. The one-on-one training takes about 5 minutes.
EMS training instructor Mandy Grinnell says more than 870 people, both adults and kids, had been trained in the tent by Monday.

"Got a lot of first-time parents that are coming in with their little ones that are saying hey can you teach me infant CPR," says Grinnell.

Across the purple trail Lions Club members are offering free vision screening. The quick exam offers two outcomes, pass or referral for further evaluation by a doctor.

Josh the Otter was handing out hugs and coloring books on water safety. The awareness project was started after a child named Joshua Collingsworth died in 2008 from slipping into a pool while unsupervised. To learn more visit http://www.joshtheotter.org/ 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tuesday Morning

Maya Angelou was a successful author, poet and civil rights activist. While she had a tumultuous childhood, as an adult she surrounded herself with people who inspired her and were uplifting. It's wonderful how she continues to encourage and energize so many people even after her death. 

Recently, our work family was hit with a terrible blow. One of our own was diagnosed with a very ugly illness. I think all of us are still trying to come to grips with the diagnosis but also stay positive. We all want to do something, anything to help our friend through this scary time. But we also don't want to be intrusive. Being a rainbow in someone else's cloud sounds perfect. 

While doing my research for this post, I have come across several articles on being a good friend during a serious illness. The first thing to remember is, it's about them! What they need and want from you. I did see similarities to everything I read; Notes, texts and calls are nice. But keep them short and sweet. Phone calls may not be welcomed all the time and that's ok. Visits can sometimes help them not feel isolated. But be sure you ask before you visit. Consider visiting on a Tuesday morning instead of the weekend or evening when a lot of people want to visit. Share things they enjoy while you're visiting. Also, conversations should help them have moments of joy. Such as talking about pets, traveling and etc. Running errands and bringing them silly or sweet gifts are great ways to help. And finally, remember the caregiver. Ask what they need. Maybe sit with their loved one while they take a short walk or run to the store. 

Now I know that some people are more private than others but with a little listening, you should be able to figure out what they are comfortable with. And if it's nothing right know then that's ok. It is about them anyway.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Children Can Save Lives With CPR Training

                  I have seen several pictures and read several stories lately concerning children learning CPR. As a former teacher of young children, I am always fascinated by their abilities. They are truly little sponges that absorb as much information as we can throw at them. And as a new school year begins wouldn't it be wonderful to send them off with skills that could possibly save a life?

                  That is exactly what is happening around the country as more states begin to make CPR training a mandatory graduation requirement. This map from Pro Teachings LLC shows where we are as a country, as we strive to have CPR required in all high schools.

                 While doing research for this blog I came upon several videos and pictures from around the country of young children learning CPR. I really enjoyed this video posted from WPBF in Florida. I like the idea of using the soft toy ambulance for compression training. Also, how wonderful is it that NYPD has a Mobile CPR Unit. This summer they have been traveling throughout the city teaching CPR. I love seeing all their pics on Instagram.

                  Please consider taking a CPR class with your children. It most certainly does Save Lives!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Everything Starts with a Customer!

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We hope you have had a chance to experience our excellent customer service here at MCR Medical Supply. It really is second to none!  

We are a family owned and operated business which gives us an opportunity to provide amazing personal service. We offer wholesale supplies of First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness products, including materials needed by instructors. While we are not on the front lines we want to help by allowing you to be ready with the right tools!
One way MCR Medical shows how much we value great customer service is through the quality of the products we offer. We will only sell supplies that we believe in. We doubt you'll need to contact us for a warranty issue, but if you do, you will receive the type of service that we want to receive ourselves. And if you ever have a warranty issue on ANY item you purchase from us, we will gladly pay all U.S. domestic shipping charges associated with a warranty request out of our pockets (not the manufacturers), and this includes from you to us (if necessary), and from us to you. 
Our return policy reflects our desire to provide excellent customer service as well; If within 10 business days of receipt you are not happy with an item, contact us. We will gladly replace it, refund the purchase price of the item (if returned), or credit you for other items, your choice.

We strive to provide 5-star service in every way! We want our customers to be happy with their purchase and come back for more!

Thank you for the opportunity to earn your trust!