Friday, January 13, 2017

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CPR Training comes in handy in cardiac arrest situations and other medical emergencies such as assisting victims of choking, administration of Heimlich Manoeuvre, drowning, electrocution, drug overdose and suffocation. A CPR Training Program must be recognized by institutions such as the Red Cross and the American Heart Association.

Employees in medical offices, corporations and government agencies, babysitters and persons giving care to the elderly, are required to have this training. Concerns about the contraction of HIV/AIDS and hygiene matters revolving around practices such as mouth to mouth resuscitation, are settled by the use of sanitary barriers. Therefore, there is no reason to avoid this training, since it is safe.
Training can be acquired from local hospitals, chapters of the Red Cross, together with the internet, which is convenient for busy people and is a cheaper option owing to the lack of an instructor. Trainees are required to take the classes and afterward, a written examination.

The several types of CPR Training include: Adult CPR Training, Infant CPR Training, AED Training and First Aid Training.

The first step is to call 911 where the victim is non-responsive or breathing abnormally, then return to them to administer the CPR. If the victim is a child, it is advisable to administer CPR for 2 minutes, before making the call. The administrator is to begin chest compressions by pushing down, hard and fast at at least 100/minute, 2 inches to the center of the chest, and for 30 times. The heel of either or both hands can be used in the case of a child, and two or three fingers, in the case of an infant, whereby, the pressing should be done at about 1 and 1/2 inches unlike the case in children and adults. This should be followed by blowing into the mouth of the victim, for about 1 second, after titling his head backward, lifting his chin and pinching his nose. This is to be done until the chest rise. The titling of the head should not extend too far back when being performed on an infant. Thereafter, the administrator should proceed with the pumps and breathes until qualified assistance arrives.

CPR can moreover be performed on cats and dogs when unconscious, therefore eliminating the risk of biting. Any obstruction in the mouth of the animal should be removed. For a large animal, its jaws should be tightly shut and the administrator proceeds to breathe into its nose. For small animals, the administrator is to cover both the nose and mouth with his own mouth, as he breathes. In both cases, the breathes should be 2. The chest is then expected to rise. Thereafter, chest compressions should be performed. This can be carried out on large animals, by laying it on its back and performing the compressions as on humans. As for small animals, it may be laid on its side or back and one or both sides of the rib cage compressed. After this, breathes should be alternated with the compressions.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hotels New York

More than forty years after the building of a skyscraper hotel in one of the world's capitals comes a novel about hotel living: "The Dream of the Decade - The London Novels" by Afshin Rattansi, former BBC Today Programme Producer.

The location of novel is the London Hilton skyscraper in Park Lane, finished in 1963 and designed by William B. Tabler Architects. The protagonist, a 1980s working-class-man made-good is a millionaire - but what about others who have chosen to live in hotels instead of buying property?

In New York: The Carlyle - "Though hotel residents come in varied shapes, sizes and ages, the population tends to skew older and toward a high tax bracket, said Marcie Lieberman, hotel manager at The Carlyle. "It's usually an upper-echelon person. People who have gotten used to a certain convenience and who like living in an environment where those things are available," she said.

Combine that with the right amount of pampering, and you've got the answer to a hotel dweller's prayers - all ending in amenity. The Ritz-Carlton on Central Park South, for example, offers inclusive and a la carte services for any situation from wanting a massage to needing diamonds at a moment's notice." (Daniel Bubbeo, Newsday)

In London: "John Petch, sales director of boutique hotel group, GLA Hotels (owners of the Lancaster in Paris and the Cadogan Hotel in London) began his career with the Savoy group in the early 1980s. Back then, the fifth floor at Claridges was reserved for long-term guests. But by the early 1990s, he says, hotel residency was dying out. Even the wealthy regarded long stays as uneconomical and turned their attention to affordable second-home investment opportunities.

But the tide is turning; both the Lancaster and Cadogan have three long-stay residents who use the hotels as their city bases. "People are moving back into hotels because of the security and service," says Petch. Boutique hotels also excel at providing a home- from-home atmosphere backed up with personalised service. "If you have a flat, you might have one person to look after you," he says. "Here you have all of our staff on call."" (Tracy Hoffman, Financial Times)

Hotel-living Names:

Geri Halliwell - The Lanesborough, London

Bobby Hashemi, founder of Coffee Republic - Claridge's, London

Ruud Gullit - Malmaison, London

Chris Evans - Langham Hilton, London

Richard Harris - Savoy, London

Rupert Murdoch's courtship with Wendi Deng - The Mercer Hotel, New York

Ken Hom - The Dorchester, London

Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland; Richard Burton and Liz Taylor - The
Dorchester, London.

Coco Chanel - Ritz, Paris

Marlene Dietrich - Hotel Lancaster, Paris

Greta Garbo, - Fairmont Miramar, Los Angeles

Howard Hughes - Desert Inn, Las Vegas

Salvador Dali - Hotel Meurice, Paris

Peter Bogdanovich - Stanhope Hotel, New York

Claude Monet - Savoy, London

Cate Blanchett - Covent Garden Hotel, London

Christina Ricci - Covent Garden Hotel, London

Diane Von Furstenberg - Carlyle, New York

Frank Sinatra - The Waldorf Towers, New York

Cole Porter - The Waldorf Towers, New York

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald - Lowell Hotel, New York

Madonna - Carlyle, New York

Madonna - Home House, London

William Burroughs - Beat Hotel, Paris

William Burroughs - Chelsea Hotel, New York

Sid Vicious - Chelsea Hotel, New York

Dylan Thomas - Chelsea Hotel, New York

Arthur C Clarke - Chelsea Hotel, New York

Bob Dylan - Chelsea Hotel, New York

Tim Burton - Portobello Hotel, London

Francis Ford Coppola - Portobello Hotel, London

John Lennon - Hilton, Amsterdam

The title novel in the quartet, The Dream of the Decade, may end in disquieting circumstances but one only has to look at the tragedies of the famous who have died in hotels to know it isn't uncommon. ends

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