CPR Seattle Blog
How to Stop Bleeding from the Scalp
The iTClamp® is a novel hemorrhage control device that has recently become a member of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) list of recommended devices. With the array of hemorrhage control devices becoming more...
September 10, 2020
Has CPR changed due to COVID-19?
With the precautions that have been put in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, questions have arisen regarding how the administration of CPR (and First Aid in general) has been affected....
May 28, 2020
What is the Irrigation Syringe in My First Aid Kit For?
Pre-made First Aid Kits come stocked with all kinds of items that can be used in an emergency. If you’ve taken a First Aid class or Wilderness First Aid class, some of the contents should look familiar. Some items are more useful than others, however, and I often adjust the contents of my First Aid Kit to match where I’m going and what I’m doing. An irrigation syringe is one item I keep in my kit no matter what.
May 6, 2020
COVID-19 Policies at CPR Seattle
CPR Seattle would like to share some of the things we are doing during these unprecedented times to best serve our students, care for our staff, and at the same time be responsible members of...
March 11, 2020
How long is an AED warranty? How long are AED pads and batteries good for?
In addition to providing CPR training, CPR Seattle is a distributor of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). While CPR keeps the brain oxygenated in the event of sudden cardiac arrest, only an AED can restart...
January 29, 2020
"Do Not Resuscitate" orders and bystander CPR: Can you get in trouble?
In this post we discuss the ramifications of a bystander performing CPR on a victim who may have a DNR order.
December 17, 2019
Does CPR Work? Answering Google Autocomplete's top CPR questions
'Does CPR work?" is the top CPR inquiry on Google. We look at answering the top 5.
August 7, 2019
Slow down, you’re going too fast: SVT and The Modified Valsalva Maneuver
How to use vagal maneuvers to terminate supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). The origins, methods, and procedures of vagal maneuvers are described in this article.
July 29, 2019
Which animals in Washington State typically carry rabies?
While rabies is a worldwide disease, there are animals in Washington state that are more likely to carry the disease than others. In this article, we explore the causes, transmission, and treatment of rabies.
July 22, 2019
How an AED Works
How an AED can help with treating sudden cardiac arrest. An explanation of how the AED works and how it affects the heart during use.
July 15, 2019