Free Hands-Only CPR Training for National CPR/AED Awareness Week

First Aid & CPR, LLC is offering free, adult, non-certification hands-only CPR training during National CPR/AED Awareness week, on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, 2018. First Aid & CPR is based in New Jersey, and offers CPR and first aid instruction across the country. Their trainers come to your office, home, or other location to classes[…]

Chest Compression Systems

First responders often carry chest compression systems to provide automated chest compressions to patients in cardiac arrest. Chest compression systems provide several benefits to emergency caregivers:

  • Giving continuous, manual chest compressions can be tiring
  • In certain situations, giving chest compressions can be impossible
  • Automated compressions allows emergency personnel to focus other life-saving services
  • Mechanically controlled systems provide uninterrupted chest compressions

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Low Cholesterol Diet Tips

low cholesterol dietFollowing a low cholesterol diet can reduce and maintain your cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart attack and stroke. Use the following recommendations to help lower dangerous cholesterol levels by as much as 10 to 15 percent.

Sources of Bad Cholesterol

Red meat and dairy are the primary sources of cholesterol in the American pantry, so reducing those – or eliminating them entirely – is the best route to lower levels.  There are other sources of so-called bad cholesterol that are also easy to identify. […]

Muskogee County CPR Training Information and Sign Up

CPR and AED training is offered by the Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the general public and professional rescuers. Muskogee County CPR training courses follow American Heart Association (AHA) training guidelines.  Many of these courses include both skills practice and written testing.  All classes are offered on Monday, twice a month. Muskogee County EMS offers[…]

“Be 911” Free CPR Training in NYC

The Fire Department of NYC offers free “Be 911” CPR training throughout the year.  The 30 minute training class in hands-only CPR is taught by Certified FDNY Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. The course offers basic instruction on performing compressions-only CPR, using a automated external defibrillator (AED), and <!–more–>take-home video instruction for ongoing practice.  Students unfortunately cannot[…]

What is Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)?

Many healthcare providers are asking what the new Resuscitation Quality Improvement, or RQI, is and how it will help them maintain and improve their teams’ CPR skills. Studies conducted by the American Heart Association found that CPR proficiency is best maintained through brief, regular, so-called “low-dose, high-frequency” practice. Of course, most service providers don’t perform CPR as part[…]

What’s the Difference Between Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Many people refer to cardiac arrest and heart attack interchangeably, without knowing the actual difference between the two terms. What is Cardiac Arrest? Cardiac arrest is caused by an electrical malfunction that interferes with heart’s regular beat, resulting in arrhythmia, (irregular heartbeat). Arrhythmia prevents the heart from supplying blood to the brain and other organs,[…]