October 2014

Interim HealthCare Blogs

Caring for Our Veterans

Posted: 10/22/2014 12:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, more than half of U.S. veterans are 60 or older. Around 45 percent are 65 and older, numbers which the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) believe will continue until 2035.

Could you save the life of someone choking?

Posted: 10/7/2014 1:15 PM by Interim HealthCare

The Heimlich Maneuver day is an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when a person's airway (windpipe) becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object. It can be used safely on both adults and children, but most experts do not recommend it for infants less than 1 year old. You can also perform the maneuver on yourself. Invented in 1974 with a team of Jewish Hospital researchers, Dr...

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