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The Heart Center

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 ...

The Precordial Thump


It’s old school. It looks cool. Its rarely done. It’s back. The precordial thump is now back in the 2010 ACLS guidelines. 2010 (New): The precordial thump should not be used for unwitnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The precordial thump may be considered for patients with witnessed, monitored, unstable VT (including pulseless VT) if a defibrillator is not immediately ready for ...

PREVENTING WORKPLACE FATALITIES


First aid, PALS, BLS, or CPR training There is a lot your office can do to prevent fatal accidents in the workplace. Even if you’ve never experienced an emergency on the job, it is far better to invest in preparation, than risk going on without it. Should the unfortunate strike, even a basic first aid course can be the ...

Going Digital


Optimize your staff’s training with online classes Workplace training saves lives, plain and simple. You never know when a heart related incident is going to strike so it’s best to be prepared. If you manage a large team, than you know how difficult it can be to coordinate such an endeavor. Thankfully, online training has risen to prominence ...

Emergency Training is great on your Resumes


Emergency Response Planning is required at most industrial facilities Preparing before an emergency incident can play a vital role. Ensure that workers and employers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs. Incident commanders may lack the necessary skills needed to ensure cohesive efforts without proper training in command, ...

Knowing CPR While Working With Children


Learning Child CPR can save a Child’s Life A recent study by the National Institutes of Health shows CPR to be effective in children who suffer from non-traumatic cardiac arrest due to drowning, choking or even electrocution. Choking is a common reason to carry out CPR in children under 5. The most likely need for CPR in children is due ...