ACLS topic: Manual vs. Automated defibrillators
While all CPR classes offered at CPR Seattle include hands-on training in the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), only the ACLS course (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) includes practical training in the use of a manual defibrillator.
Venomous snakes in Washington – What are the chances you’ll meet one?
You're hiking in Washington state. In the path ahead, a snake slithers into view. How worried should you be? Out of the dozen or so species of snakes that are native to Washington state, only one, the Western rattlesnake, is venomous.
How does EMS decide where to take a patient?
The main concern of EMS, once they arrive and assess a patient for transportation, is making the best decision on where to take that victim. Time is likely a factor, but the level of care available at that time isn’t going to be the same for all hospitals. EMS personnel have to assess the patient’s needs and decide where the best care is going to come from.