Lessons Learned from a Head Injury or What Can I Learn from Busting My Head Open

I was out hiking recently on some abandoned railroad tracks and climbing on the box cars and metalworks and … SMACK! I hit a beam with my head so hard it made me go blank for a second. I was up on a ladder at the time. I do not even remember coming down. At …

What I Don’t Know about Snakes Could Kill Me

I started creating imagery for a local magazine to publish in regard to my first aid, CPR, and wilderness first aid classes. Here’s the first one… This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading! In the words of …

Should CPR Training Be Required in High School?

Should CPR Training Be Required in High School? It’s a good question, and, for at least one school district in the United States, it’s been answered. Check out this recent headline-┬áD.C. Requires CPR Training for High School Graduates. Personally, I think it’s one of the smartest ideas to come out of DC in a long …

Parents- Please Don’t Let the EpiPen Price Increase Keep You from Using Them!

I teach a lot of CPR and first aid classes, as part of my Adventure Workshops and locally to raise awareness of the need to be prepared for medical emergencies. I enjoy teaching them, because it’s how I got started speaking professionally. It’s also a way for me to give back, by hoping that someone …