Word of the Day –

Nursing School Edition #2


Hypercarbia

Hypercarbia is defined as the increase of carbon dioxide within the bloodstream. Another name that might be used instead is Hypercapnia. This can be caused due to hyperventilation or not being able to breathe properly.

Some of the symptoms that might be seen are:

  • Drowsiness or the inability to focus
  • Flushed looking skin
  • Headaches and feeling disoriented
  • Feeling short of breath or fatigued

If feeling abnormal seek medical treatment or consult your physician.


Reference

10/11/19 Fire Prevention Week

A Little History Of Fire Prevention Week

President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week on October 4-10, 1925, beginning a tradition of the President of the United States signing a proclamation recognizing the occasion. It is observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began October 8,1871, and did most of its damage October 9. If you would like to read more about this and see where I found all this history just click HERE!

“Fire takes no holiday”

– Author Unknown

Fall 2019

This fall I started my second semester to earn my Associates of Science in Fire Technology. Along the way I am learning more than just what I thought I was. I’m learning about different certification programs, credentials I can earn, EMS/First Responder life and so much more! I can’t wait to learn as much as I can and share it along the way! (: