Pumpkin Teaching Tip

Written by Freda J. Glatt, M.A.

At this time of year, try using a REAL pumpkin when making your pies, bread, etc.  Why?    1. Children will see whatrepparttar inside of a pumpkin really looks like. Have them use adjectives to describe what they see, smell, and feel. Depending uponrepparttar 109281 age group, have children draw or write aboutrepparttar 109282 experience and mail it to a friend or relative.    2. Bakerepparttar 109283 seeds. If possible, compare them to seeds you buy atrepparttar 109284 grocery store. Which tastes better? Why do you think so? Which is cheaper? (NOTE: Rememberrepparttar 109285 cost ofrepparttar 109286 pumpkin for this answer!) Do these seeds remind you of any other seeds you can eat? Which ones?    3. By all means, let your children help you bake! They will be practicing measurement skills, reading, following directions, and sequencing, not to mention health and safety. Ask what would happen if they put in too much or too little of an ingredient. What would happen if they skipped a step or reversedrepparttar 109287 order? For instance, they put allrepparttar 109288 ingredients in a bowl without mixing them, pour this intorepparttar 109289 pie shell, and bake. What do they thinkrepparttar 109290 final result will look and taste like? By asking such questions, children practice critical thinking.

The Retail Cardiac Chain of Survival; or, How to Survive a Heart Attack at the Mall

Written by Don Ross

What if your customer suddenly clutched his chest and passed out in front of you? Do you know what to do?

The federal Cardiac Arrest Survival Act (CASA) states that "A successful chain of survival requiresrepparttar first person onrepparttar 109280 scene to take rapid and simple initial steps to care forrepparttar 109281 patient and assure thatrepparttar 109282 patient promptly entersrepparttar 109283 emergency medical services system. These steps include--

  • Recognize an emergency and activate EMS;
  • Begin CPR; and
  • Use an automated external defibrillator (AED) if one is available atrepparttar 109284 scene."

    While most bystanders inrepparttar 109285 USA and Mexico are not required to get involved, one would hope thatrepparttar 109286 common dictate of humanity, to help our fellow human beings, would prevail over any other concerns. Standard precautions are enough to preventrepparttar 109287 transmission of most diseases andrepparttar 109288 Good Samaritan Laws protect us from being sued, as long as there is no gross negligence. In fact, both State and Federal laws protect all parties involved, includingrepparttar 109289 rescuers,repparttar 109290 trainers,repparttar 109291 facilities, etc. According torepparttar 109292 National Center for Early Defibrillation, "...organizations that carefully adopt and implement early defibrillation programs face a lower legal liability risk than those that do not." So, let's explore this cardiac chain of survival and how a savvy mall rat could use it to land their next job or promotion.

    Recognizerepparttar 109293 Emergency

    Pay attention to your customers. If one doesn't look well, ask how he feels and if you may be of assistance. Knowrepparttar 109294 signals of a heart attack:

  • Sweating, difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pressure inrepparttar 109295 chest, side or back

    If he does not look well, but does not want your help, keep an eye from a distance. Don't forget about him. Just watch. If you are still concerned, call 9-1-1. It is better to be safe than sorry.

    Activate EMS,repparttar 109296 Emergency Medical System

    If he goes unconscious, send someone immediately to call 9-1-1. In a mall, you are rarely by yourself, so userepparttar 109297 others to your advanage. Send someone to call security to bringrepparttar 109298 AED and yet another to fetch a First Aid kit.

    Beginrepparttar 109299 ABCs of CPR

  • Openrepparttar 109300 Airway (head tilt, chin lift).
  • Give two Breaths.

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