CPR Seattle Blog
PulsePoint App Now Available For King County
King County Residents! Imagine a loved one collapses while shopping, due to cardiac arrest…but the paramedics are 10 minutes from the scene. In the store next door are three people trained in CPR, but...
June 7, 2022
How much do I need to know about ECG’s to pass ACLS?
By Judy Borish RN, MSN, CCRN-K, PCCN-K, ACLS instructor at CPR Seattle Throughout my years of teaching ACLS, I have fielded many questions on class preparation in regard to ECG’s: Do I need to be an...
May 16, 2022
Is BLS different on a pregnant woman?
While CPR for a pregnant woman is mostly the same as normal adult resuscitation, some concerns are unique in this situation. For maternal CPR, there are two patients - the mother and the fetus.
April 2, 2022
Is BLS the same as CPR? What's the difference?
What's the difference between BLS and CPR? Are they the same thing? This article shows how the two concepts are related.
March 31, 2022
Is the BLS Course Hard?
The short answer? No, the class is not generally considered difficult – however, compared to lay rescuer CPR & First Aid classes, there is a greater amount of information covered and the skill requirements are...
March 23, 2022
What Is a S.O.A.P. Note?
Wilderness First Aid is known for an abundance of acronyms. To hear two Wilderness First Aid providers confer on treating someone might sound like an Alien dialect at times. But one of the most...
January 6, 2022
What Should Be In A Wilderness First Aid Kit?
As a Wilderness First Aid instructor and guide, the most common question I get is, “What do you carry in your first aid kit?” My answer is always the same: “it depends.” It’s no...
February 5, 2021
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