CPR Seattle Blog
CPR Seattle and the Seattle Office of Emergency Management Provide Multi-Language Hands-Only CPR Materials
CPR Seattle and the Seattle Office of Emergency Management have collaborated to produce multi-language informational flyers to increase community awareness of “Hands-Only” CPR. Available in eleven languages (including English), these flyers are intended to be downloaded, printed, emailed, or faxed to as many members of the applicable communities as possible.
February 1, 2017
Nervous about the Mega Code in your upcoming ACLS class?
Many students are nervous about the ACLS Mega Code test. A CPR Seattle instructor assuages fears and gives some suggestions to help you prepare for your ACLS training.
January 24, 2017
Wilderness First Aid vs. First Aid at home or in the office
A Wilderness First Aid class addresses patient needs in those situations or environments where EMS is not available, or may be significantly delayed.
November 29, 2016
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: What’s the difference?
There are several stages of heat-related illness that we discuss in the American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid course.
November 15, 2016
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