My Foot Hurts! Is it sprained or broken?

In this episode of RoyOnRescue, I answer a question from someone who jumped feet first into a shallow pool and now their foot hurts when they walk on it.  Is it broken or just sprained and how do I know what to do?  Watch this episode to find out more.

Happy New Year Rescue Fans!

Hello Rescue Fans! I wanted to make sure to wish you all a happy new year before the end of 2015. It’s been a while and I’ve been really busy with all of the new CPR and First Aid updates. I’m looking forward to an exciting new year and hope you have a wonderful New Year too!

When CPR Doesn’t Work! Explained by Roy Shaw, Paramedic

Coping with the loss of a loved one or even a stranger can be extremely difficult. But more difficult than grieving, is feeling guilty that the person died because of something that may or may not have been done or done correctly.

In this video, I explain in detail what CPR is, and what it’s not and why a person should not ever feel guilty that they didn’t do enough to keep a victim of cardiac arrest alive. I hope that this video brings peace and understanding to why a rescuer should never feel that they are at fault when a person doesn’t survive cardiac arrest, though the bystander attempted CPR or wanted to give CPR. I hope it helps.

How To Remove A Tick and Prevent Lyme Disease!

In this episode, we boys take a closer look at a situation that hit home when one of Roy’s children may have been bitten by a tick. After consulting the doctor and getting preventative treatment for his daughter, Roy thought it would be a good idea to share his new found information with others. Roy, Dan and Jody get a few laughs and learn a lot about preventing Lyme disease and preventing tick bites. So, if you’ve ever been concerned about ticks and Lyme Disease, you won’t want to miss this 10 minute episode that shows pictures of ticks, what the bite looks like and how to tell if you may be infected by the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease.

How To Survive A Multi-Car Pile Up

Hello Rescue Fans!
In this episode, we breakdown a real situation that occurred this year where over 122 cars were involved in a multi-car pile up that resulted in 1 fatality and 22 others going to the hospital. How would you survive this situation and is there something you can do to ensure you have a better chance to make it out alive?  You may want to watch this video today!

Happy New Year Rescue Fans!

I want to wish all you Rescue Fans a very Happy New Year! Thank you for all the great questions and comments this year and I’m looking forward to a very exciting new year!

Help Prevent ASSAULTS! Act TODAY! Updated Video!

Hello Rescue Fans,I can’t wait another moment to get this post out! I’ve just been made awartakeactione of a local University that has yet another victim of rape! I know there is a lot of information missing about how this happened and if it was preventable at all, but there is one thing I know. At the very least, arming oneself with pepper spray, available at almost every sports store or department store in home defense section, could help reduce the number of preventable criminal and sexual assaults. I urge you rescue fans, please spread the word to everyone you know. I want to begin a movement of arming everyone with basic knowledge and products that could help save a life and prevent this horrible crime from affecting even one more person. Please, share this post with everyone you know as I begin the war on assault and provide training and knowledge about how anyone can help prevent these crimes from ever happening again. What can you do today? Go to your local sporting goods store or department store and get pepper spray that can spray a stream at least 10 yards. I will be providing additional training on how to protect yourself with it but in the mean time, here’s a video on how to use pepper spray. Get it today and let me know when you’ve taken action. Twitter: @royonrescue or email me royonrescue@gmail.com. Let’s tell the story, empower everyone, and prevent rape and criminal assault. Let’s take action TODAY!

 

Funeral For My Mother, Updates and More.

Hello Rescue Fans,

 

I wanted to make sure to get this update out as soon as possible to explain why such a quiet spell here at RoyOnRescue.  My Mother died a couple weeks ago and of course due to that, was very busy with all the different things related to the funeral.  In this short episode, I explain and then tell you a little more about what else has been going on.  I’m looking forward to releasing more episodes soon so thank you for your patience.

Keep on rescuing!

 

Roy

Trampolines, Teeth and Cuts With a Concussion!

I received a Rescue Fan’s email today that described what sounds like an accident on a trampoline.  Their friend hit their mouth on their head and now they sound as though they have concussion symptoms with a possible infection on the scalp.  They asked my opinion and the following is my reply.  It’s warm and it’s trampoline weather so if this happens to you or someone you know, I hope it helps!scalpcut

 

I wrote:

Ouch!  So, it sounds like your friend hit their mouth on your head and though it didn’t knock you out, it made you feel dizzy and now is painful/sore and maybe even a small abrasion or cut? If you’re feelings dizzy, nauseated(sick to your stomach) and have a headache, it sounds like you may have a concussion. As long as the symptoms get better with time from the concussion, you’re probably in pretty good shape.  Some people just take tylenol or another over the counter(OTC) pain medication for the headache.  With time and rest, it should get better.  If not, call your doctor.  If you it’s severe or you go unconscious, a family member should call 911.  The pain to the touch, redness, or cut and possibility of something coming from the wound may indicate an infection which could be a problem too.  If you think it’s something that could be getting infected, it sounds like it may have been a laceration.  If so, I’m not sure if needed stitches originally(didn’t sound that way from your story) but it’s probably too late for stitches at this point.  Some people like to put triple antibiotic on their cuts and abrasions to control infection.  If you’re not comfortable with over the counter or it’s really starting to concern you, it may be a good idea to see your doctor.  Have your mom take a look at the wound by separating your hair. Is there a laceration where the skin forms a fish mouth?  Is it oozing any white, or discolored and blood tinges secretion?  If any of these, then it’s probably a  good idea to see a doctor.  If not, and the wound is closed but red and sore, it’s common for people to get triple antibiotic at a drug store or grocery store, keep the wound clean and then put some of the ointment on the abrasion with a Qtip or cotton swab.  Do this until the wound is healed and not painful.  Wash your hands before and after all treatment to help not re-infect or infect the wound.

Remember, when in doubt, call your doctor and follow their advice.  In the meantime, I hope this helps.

Going On Vacation and Woke Up With Sore Throat…Help!

Sore Throat or Strep Throat, How Do I Know?http://www.royonrescue.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/sore-throat.jpgHello Rescue Fans,

This morning, I received an email from a Rescue Fan that is planning on going on Memorial weekend vacation, but woke up with a really sore throat. With no time to see their doctor, they wondered if there were any over the counter or home remedies that they could use while on vacation. Here was my advice and if  you can relate, I hope it helps.

“Hi Sarah,

The only way to know for sure if the source of your sore throat is a Strep Infection is to get a test at the doctor’s office or med center. It sounds like you don’t have time for that but if you’re concerned about it being something serious, like Strep, than call your doctor, explain that you’re going on vacation and see if they can “fast track” you through to rule out Strep and get Antibiotics if needed.

Now, if it’s not Strep and just a virus or allergies etc. there are some things that have been found to be helpful which can be found at any drug store/grocery store or home pantry. These won’t get rid of the Strep Bacteria but if it’s just a sore or irritated throat, it may help.

Here’s a combination of home remedy and over the counter help.
-Warm to Hot Tea Lemon/Honey Tea: Caffeine free is best for rehydration but any tea can work. Fresh squeezed honey would be best and local honey.
Gargling with Warm Salt Water: 1/2 teaspoon iodized salt, gargle with head back and spit water out after each gargle for about 10 seconds each. Half a glass of saltwater is fine. Then, don’t rinse your mouth afterward. Tongue may feel a little funny, lips too but that’s from the salt water and should go away.
Chloraseptic Spray and Lozenges: I like Chloraseptic brand throat spray, and though it can’t claim to cure a bacterial infection, I don’t think it can hurt because it does have some antiseptic properties along with it’s numbing effect. Offers temporary relief but may be of help.
-Stay Hydrated: We should drink at least 6-8 8oz glasses of water per day. More if we’re sick, exercising or drinking caffeine.
-Drink Broth: It’s usually quite salty, warm and doesn’t scratch your throat.
-REST!
Your body needs its rest in order to heal. If you’re feeling tired, try and get some sleep. Usually, vacations are anything but rest, but regardless that’s my advice.

I hope you’re feeling better soon and I hope this helps!”