The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering. The movement consists of several distinct organizations that are legally independent from each other, but are united within the movement through common basic principles, objectives, symbols, statutes and governing organizations.
Second Saturday in September every year, and Raises awareness of how first aid can save lives. Each year, more than 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world organize events and ceremonies on the second Saturday of September to raise public awareness of how first aid can save lives in everyday and crisis situations.
June is CPR & AED Awareness Month and in 2008, U.S. Congress designated the first week of June for observation of National CPR / AED Awareness Week, with the goal of encouraging all states, cities and towns to establish organized programs which provide CPR and AED training to the public.
The use of CPR dates all the way back to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don't know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. Up to 150,000 people a year could be given a chance to live if more people knew first aid, says charity St John Ambulance.
|Latest First Aid Publications|
|1 : Updated First Aid Guidelines : American Red Cross.|
|2 : Burns: Information and First Aid Treatment : Thomas C. Weiss.|
|3 : Wound Care Basics: Bandages and Skin Moisture : Thomas C. Weiss.|
|4 : Hypothermia: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention : Thomas C. Weiss.|
|5 : Mental Health First Aid - Helping Others : Wendy Taormina-Weiss.|
|6 : CPR Successful on Man with No Pulse for 96 Minutes : Mayo Clinic.|
|7 : A New Order for CPR, Spelled C-A-B : American Heart Association.|
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