Entries by Larry Newell

Mechanical Devices or the Heimlich Maneuver for Choking Victims?

Since the early 1970’s the HEimlich Maneuver has been the medically recognized care for a choking victim. This simple technique provides abdominal thrusts for choking children and adults. THe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been made aware of anti-choking devices being sold over-the-counter. The credibility of these devices has not been established; nor are […]

Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray for Opioid Overdose

Naloxone is a lifesaving medication, easily administered, that rapidly reverses opioid overdose. In March, 2023 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first over-the-counter (OTC) naloxone nasal spray to help reduce opioid (narcotics) overdose deaths. In April, 2024, The FDA approved a generic naloxone nasal spray for OTC use. There are now 3 naloxone […]

COVID Safety

COVID safety guidance is provided by the Federal government through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As the nature of this communicable disease is ever-changing, so too must the guidance change. OSHA guidance is intended to help employers and workers take appropriate steps to […]

2021 Emergency Cardiac Care and CPR Guidelines

The American Heart Association provides the guidelines for training and emergency care in the United States through its issuance of “Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines” that are periodically updated. In addition to the science of resuscitation, the most recent guidelines address health disparities, management of opioid-related emergencies, and physical, social, and emotional needs […]


COVID SAFETY Executive Order on Promoting COVID-⁠19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel January 21, 2021 https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/21/executive-order-promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel/