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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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,[…]

CPR Training in New York State Schools

In 2014, New York became the 19th state to make learning how to perform CPR and use automated defibrillators (AEDs) a graduation requirement for its high school students.  The law requires the state Commissioner of Education to make recommendations on training students in providing CPR and using AEDs.  The law only requires that school children receive training[…]

CPR Training Required for Graduation

The state of Texas recently passed a law, which Governor Rick Perry signed into law, that required high school students to receive CPR training in order to graduate. The law, Texas House Bill 897, ensures that area high school teachers received CPR training from the American Heart Association, who in turn will train primarily 9th and 10th[…]