CPR Seattle Blog
Treating snake bite victims - what not to do, and why not to do it.
There are many misconceptions about the correct treatment for snake bites, and we'd like to try and clear some of them up.
December 9, 2015
How can you be absolutely sure your chest compressions are effective?
The CPRmeter™ is being used by CPR Seattle in all classes, but with an emphasis on the BLS/CPR for Healthcare Providers curriculum, as it are those students who require more intensive CPR training.
November 3, 2015
Babysitting & Babysitter's Training: More benefits than meet the eye
CPR Seattle offers babysitting certification training for 11 - 15 year olds.
September 18, 2015
Bee stings and stinger removal: have we been doing it right?
The arrival of summer weather usually brings an increased exposure to the outdoors, and one common result of outdoor activity is a bee sting. In this post we’ll take a look at the generally...
June 29, 2015
Is CPR performed any differently for victims of drowning?
With summer on the way (or in Seattle, already here, based on the weather), people are spending more time in or near the water. Whether it be the ocean, a lake or river, or...
June 9, 2015
When the Weather Outside is Frightful: What Frostbite is and What it Does
Our last blog entry was concerned with hypothermia (see “Watch out for the Umbles: Preventing and Treating Hypothermia”) and to continue that thread, we’ll be looking at frostbite. Frostbite occurs when skin and underlying tissues...
January 26, 2015
Watch out for the Umbles: Preventing and Treating Hypothermia
Watch out for the Umbles: Preventing and Treating Hypothermia Seattle weather seems to have finally conceded that winter has arrived. This week, we’ve seen the kinds of temperatures that can easily result in hypothermia if...
December 5, 2014
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...
October 7, 2014
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? CPR Seattle’s Heartsaver First Aid class touches on what to do in the event of...
August 18, 2014
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.
May 13, 2014