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At OC Safety, our goal is to make sure that everyone in and around Orange County receives the training and certification they need to help assist with first aid care and save lives. Among our comprehensive selection of classes, we also offer Blood Borne Pathogen training classes. This training is designed for those who are potentially exposed to blood or other bodily fluids at their workplace. We’ll teach our students all about what blood borne pathogens are, the risks they pose, and how they’re spread. Additionally, we’ll even teach you how to avoid exposure and what you should do if you happen to come into contact with any potentially infectious material.

Who Should Take Blood Borne Pathogen Training?

We recommend that anyone who’s exposed to blood in the workplace and those who routinely work with needles or sharp objects should take our Orange County Blood Borne Pathogen classes. Some of these professions include:

  • • Doctors
  • • Nurses
  • • EMTs
  • • Paramedics
  • • Nurses’ Aides and Assistants
  • • Home Health Aides
  • • Blood Bank Workers
  • • Aesthiticians
  • • Construction Workers
  • • Manufacturing
  • • Welders
  • • First Aid Responder
  • • Tattoo Artists

What You Should Expect

At our Blood Borne Pathogen classes that we offer here at OC Safety, you’ll learn all about what blood borne pathogens are and the dangers that they can pose. You’ll learn about the precautions that need to be taken in order to reduce and even eliminate the risk of infectious diseases that can be contracted through exposure to these blood borne pathogens. You’ll even learn about the best methods for handling potential contaminants. After successfully completing your blood borne pathogen training, you’ll receive a certification that will be valid for one year afterward.

Why Choose OC Safety for Your Blood Borne Pathogen Training?

When you sign up for our Orange County Blood Borne Pathogen classes, we’ll teach you everything that you need to know about blood borne pathogens and the precautions you need to take when you’re around them. Our teachers are skilled and experienced instructors who’ve used these skills in their own careers. You’ll be taught by registered nurses, paramedics, and firefighters who have had hands-on experience in putting these skills to great use. They’ll be able to incorporate their personal experience into the training, making their teaching more effective, meaningful, and also more enjoyable.

Contact Your Orange County Blood Borne Pathogen Certification Providers!

If you’d like to sign up for our Blood Borne Pathogen training classes, please feel free to give us a call at (714) 960-1911. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our classes. We hope to see you soon and help you achieve your certification!

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When Does CPR Not Work?

As your Orange County, CA CPR providers, we at OC Safety are glad to provide you with the CPR classes needed to use this vital skill. Knowing CPR can potentially save someone’s life when you least expect it. Most importantly, because the vast majority of cardiac arrests occur at home or a similar setting, the people you’re most likely to use it on are your close friends and family. This makes CPR a skill that everyone should know how to perform. However, there’s actually a common misperception about CPR which we’d like to talk about – the concept of it working or failing.

The Real Purpose Of CPR

The first thing that we want to mention is that CPR actually doesn’t have anything to do with reviving a person (despite being named cardiopulmonary ‘resuscitation’). The goal of CPR is just to sustain life. CPR attempts to accomplish this by circulating enough oxygen to a patient’s brain to keep him or her from dying. It’s actually not about starting a stopped heart. This is important to understand because during cardiac arrest, a patient’s heart will stop beating – but restarting the heart isn’t the aim. What really matters is that there’s enough oxygen flowing to the brain. While a heart can restart its beating again, when oxygen stops flowing to the brain, the brain will die and there will be no chance of coming back to life. By using CPR to keep oxygen flowing to the brain, you can stave off death until paramedics arrive with defibrillators to get the patient’s heart started. Unfortunately, this process can’t be continued indefinitely; CPR can only provide about 20 percent of the oxygen necessary to survive.

It’s Not Your Fault

When CPR doesn’t work, there’s really nothing else that could have been done. It’s just meant as a way to prolong someone’s life until paramedics can get on the scene. There’s no case of doing CPR ‘wrong’ – technically, when CPR is performed, a patient is already clinically dead (heart stopped beating). Just by attempting to do anything at all, a person suffering from cardiac arrest gains a better shot at survival. You don’t need to put any pressure on yourself when performing CPR because you truly can’t make things any worse. While you won’t be able to save a patient on your own, you can keep one alive – just make sure to call 911 as soon as possible and perform CPR to keep the airflow going to the patient’s brain until help arrives.

Contact Your Orange County, CA BLS Certification Providers!

If you’re interested in CPR training or any of the other classes that we offer, please feel free to sign up online or give us a call at (714) 960-1911. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we encourage you to contact us. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Here at OC Safety, it’s our goal to provide everyone in and around Orange County, CA with the BLS certification and first aid certification needed to help out in emergency situations. We’re proud to provide our BLS training to everyone, from doctors and paramedics to those in the general public. If you’re thinking about getting BLS certification and learning about these training techniques, we’ll be glad to give you a few reasons why it’s a great idea to do so.

The Basics of BLS Training

BLS (Basic Life Support) training is the most basic type of certification for helping to revive those who happen to be incapacitated. Getting certified in BLS is a relatively quick training period where you’ll learn about how to revive, resuscitate, or simply sustain someone who’s experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, or any similar condition where the breathing or heart rate has been compromised.

Why You Should Get BLS Training

There’s no greater reason for why you need BLS training than just by simply saying that it saves lives. In an emergency situation where someone has a heart attack or stops breathing, you’ll be able to administer techniques to keep the blood pumping throughout the body and maintain the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain. This is especially vital because even if you aren’t able to resuscitate the victim at that moment, you’re giving that person a greater chance of recovery when the paramedics arrive. The longer the victim goes without blood pumping throughout the body, the more of a chance that brain damage and other complications will occur, lessening that person’s chances of survival.

Also, it’s important to mention that over 80 percent of cardiac arrest cases occur at home or in a similar setting. This means that the most likely scenario where you’d need to use this training is in a location that’s mainly reserved for your friends and family. These are the people whose lives you may end up saving.

Contact Your Orange County, CA BLS Certification Providers!

If you’re interested in any of the classes that we offer, from BLS training to first aid certification, we encourage you to sign up online or by giving us a call at (714) 960-1911. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you and helping you achieve certification!

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At OC Safety, it’s our job to provide everyone in and around Orange County, CA with the CPR certification needed to treat patients in emergency situations. CPR is a lifesaving, but intense procedure that requires chest compressions to resuscitate a patient. When performing chest compressions, it’s suggested that each compression be about two inches (five centimeters) deep. Now, if you stop to think about it, you’ll probably realize that pushing two inches deep into a person’s chest seems extreme and way beyond what a person would be used to. And it is. Pushing that deep may even lead to a scary situation where you hear a patient’s rib break.

What Should I Do If There’s a Rib Break?

Keep going. It’s as simple as that, no matter how unsettling it may be. Sure, broken ribs hurt…a lot…and your patient will likely feel that pain when he or she gets up. However, everyone would agree that the preferred option is to have a broken rib and still be alive. Patients understand what’s at stake when CPR has to be performed and there’s almost zero cases of them significantly complaining about what had to be done. It may be worrisome to feel a rib break, but this is actually completely normal. It’s estimated that about 30 percent of patients will end up with a fractured or broken rib after proper CPR is performed.

Are All Patients at Risk for Broken Bones?

While all patients are at risk for broken bones, there are some people who are more at risk than others. These include:

  • Skinnier patients
  • Older patients
  • Patients suffering from osteoporosis
  • Patients whose CPR provider is someone with a lot of upper body strength

Contact Your Orange County, CA CPR Certification Providers Today!

If you have any further questions about CPR, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We at OC Safety are glad to help you in any way we can. If you’d like to sign up for any of the classes that we offer, you can do so online or by giving us a call at (714) 960-1911. We can’t wait to help you on your path to CPR certification!


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Thank you for visiting our blog! Here at OC Safety, it is our goal to help each of our students build up their confidence assisting in first aid care and medical emergencies at their own pace so they can be 100% sure they can help people appropriately. Our CPR and First Aid Training Center was established in 2009 by a local firefighter and paramedic who both dealt with life-threatening emergencies of their own. Together they decided that they wanted to establish a company that provides education and training not only to medical personnel like themselves, but to any men, women or children who are interested in learning how to make a difference in the community. In the classes that we offer, you can learn anything from CPR, to assisting in medical emergencies such as heart attack, stroke & cardiac arrest.

Detecting Dehydration

Dehydration is a potentially serious condition experienced when someone loses more fluid than they take in. Young children and older people are the most likely to get dehydrated, so it is especially important for them to drink plenty of water.

The main causes of dehydration are:

  • Excessive sweating during physical activity or hot weather conditions
  • Sweating because of a high fever
  • Severe diarrhea and/or vomiting

If left untreated, dehydration can potentially lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Symptoms of Dehydration

The following are the key signs that may tell you someone is dehydrated:

  • Dry mouth or eyes
  • Dry, cracked lips
  • Headaches, dizziness, or confusion
  • Muscle cramping or tightness
  • A reduction in urination, and dark-colored urine

Treatment - What You Should Do

When you suspect someone is suffering from dehydration, adhere to the following first aid steps:

  • Sit the patient down in a cool place
  • Give them plenty of water or Oral Rehydration Solution to drink
  • If the patient is suffering from any painful cramps, help them stretch and massage the affected areas
  • Monitor how they are feeling and record vital signs (pulse, respiratory rate) if trained to do so
  • If they still feel unwell once they are rehydrated then encourage them to see a doctor ASAP

Contact Your Orange County, CA First Aid Experts Today

Here at OC Safety, we are committed to providing you with the best training at the best price, so we will gladly price match any other Authorized American Heart Association Training Site. If you are at all interested in learning how to assist in medical emergencies for members of your community, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us and sign up for a class. Our classes won’t take up much of your time, and will leave you feeling confident and proud of your decision to be of service to others. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (714) 960-1911 or fill out an online form on our contact page. We are excited to hear from you soon!


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