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Last Week of Free CPR Courses

Last Week of Free CPR Courses 

We’ve been teaching “Free CPR for the Community” courses the last 2 1/2 weeks of Feb., (9 so far) all over south Atlanta areas.  There’s just 1 more week left, and 8 more courses.   The last week of February Free CPR courses,

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new course, BLS for Prehospital Providers

new AHA Basic Life Support for Prehospital Providers
(also called BLS PHP,  or BLS4PHP,  or BLS for PHP)

On July 23, the American Heart Association released a new course  –  BLS for Prehospital Providers, which is an AHA   “Healthcare Provider” course targeted for first responders,

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16-year old dies on airplane from cardiac arrest

DEATH IN THE AIR: 16 yr old teen in wheelchair suffers cardiac arrest and dies during Delta flight shortly after takeoff 

New York Daily News reports a 16-year-old boy who uses a wheelchair died half an hour into his first ever airplane flight Saturday morning in Spokane Wash. 

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EMS Tips (from Yuma, AZ EMS)

Tips on EMS from Yuma, AZ Fires Dept. April 2013.

Last week the Yuma Fire Department responded to 16 calls for unconscious people and 17 for chest pain/cardiac problems. Would you know what to do if someone went into cardiac arrest?  According to the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center,

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Cardiac Chain of Survival

The “cardiac chain of survival” – is generally the steps that will determine if you’ll survive a cardiac arrest. There are three slightly different “Chains of Survival” for adults and a fourth for children.

They mostlly contain these steps:  1)  Early access to the Emergency Response System,   2)  early CPR,  

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Cardiac Chain of Survival

The cardiac chain of survival, is a common term in emergency medicine, safety, and health education circles – a term that is comprised of the steps that will determine if someone will survive a cardiac arrest, also the steps to improve your liklihood of survival.

Those steps are:  Early access to the Emergency Response System, 

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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,

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