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Halloween CPR 2016

Halloween CPR Both in 2014 and in 2015, Halloween CPR was a big hit.  The students loved it, the instructors loved it – there was a prize given for the “best costume” (voted on by the students).  Of course, everyone got a BLS for Healthcare Providers certification card before they left class.  All but two students wore …

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During CPR, Interruptions to Chest Compressions Decrease Survival Rates

This may lose a few non-technical people, with terms like “coronary perfusion pressure”, but bear with me.  This excellent video drives at the heart of what CPR is, why it’s so important to saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim, and why over the past 8 years chest compressions have increased in importance.  Yes, …

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AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Class (Newnan, GA) 10/18/20113

AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Location:  Univ. of West GA (Newnan Center) Address:  7 Solar Circle    Newnan, GA 30263  (that’s in Shenandoah Industrial Park – 1 mile north of Bullsboro on Amlajack) Date:  Friday,  Oct. 18, 2013 Time:  9:00 am – 12:30 pm   Total Spaces: 10 This AHA CPR course is designed for healthcare …

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AED Information (Automated External Defibrillator)

AEDs are Automated External Defibrillators – portable devices available for less than $2,000 that could save the life of an employee, customer, or visitor. In my opinion, any business that has over 30 employees, or gets more than 100 visitors/customers per day should have one.  Airplanes and schools generally have them, cause they are required.  …

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Is Cardiac Arrest Only a Concern for Old People?

Does Cardiac Arrest happen only to folks in their 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s?   Can young, seemingly healthy young people, even under 20, die from sudden cardiac arrest?  Are Cardiac Arrest victims all overweight, with clogged arteries and high blood pressure? Cardiac arrest strikes all ages, and even healthy young people with no prior health issues …

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