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Is BLS different on a pregnant woman?

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?

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?

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

How an AED Works

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

Learn some BLS before your BLS

Learn some BLS before your BLS
This quiz introduces some of the concepts contained in the BLS Provider course. It does not replicate or take the place of the official written exam that must be passed during the class session. The objective is to give participants an example of the topics covered in the class session; it does not affect the outcome.
July 9, 2018

How can you be absolutely sure your chest compressions are effective?

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

Is this the future of CPR? Seattle/King County research improves EMS cardiac arrest survival rates.

Is this the future of CPR? Seattle/King County research improves EMS cardiac arrest survival rates.
CPR training is a continually reviewed program. The Resuscitation Academy is a group of Seattle and King County medical professionals who have been increasing SCA survival rates through research and education.
July 9, 2013

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