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January, 2010

Compression Only CPR

Compression Only CPR There have been 2 studies released in the last month in The New England Journal of Medicine that focus on the benefits of “Compression Only” or “Hands Only CPR”. In an effort to clear up any confusion I will attempt to answer the most common questions I am faced with regarding “Compression Only” CPR during a Heart Center ...

Top 10 CPR Myths

TOP TEN CPR MYTHS CPR can be a life saving skill that anyone can learn. However, over the last 7 years of working as a paramedic inside hospital emergency rooms and “on the street”, as well as teaching CPR to both medical and non-medical people, I have heard many different “myths” surrounding CPR. The problem with these myths is that they ...

Moms On The Hill

Moms on The Hill (A thank you from The Heart Center) Moms on The Hill (MoTH for those in the know) is a moms group located on Capitol Hill. MoTH is a huge, fairly exclusive parenting group, and an excellent resource for any current or soon-to-be-mom. Through an incredible stroke of luck the very first Infant CPR class The Heart ...


Reviews When we were designing the website we forgot to include a special area just for reviews and comments from students who have taken our classes. Our solution to this will be a monthly blog containing recent reviews and comments. We will include both positive and negative comments and promise to be as impartial as possible. “John’s mastery of ...

ABC-Beginners Guide To CPR

ABC-Beginners Guide ABC. Airway, Breathing, Circulation. This is the mantra of all CPR courses. Those 3 letters and their respective actions form the basis of all patient assessment. In this article I will attempt to break down these 3 letters into the simplest of parts. This first installment will cover letter A-the airway. Please excuse the simplistic terms I may use in ...

When Should You Call 911

When Should You Call 911? If you have ever taken a CPR class then you know the answer to this question. You call 911, depending on the age of your patient, very quickly after determining the patient is unresponsive. However, life is rarely this simple. Most of the time, thank god, you are not going to be calling 911 because someone has stopped ...

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