CPR Seattle Blog
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
ACLS classes at CPR Seattle make use of manual defibrillator training. What's the difference between manual defibrillators and AEDs?
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 snakebite....
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
ACLS classes: the next step in your CPR training development
CPR Seattle offers several levels of CPR training. Our Heartsaver classes are intended for the lay rescuer; those whose occupations may put them in situations where they may need to offer aid to a victim....
November 25, 2013
Tourniquets: Should you use one in an emergency?
CPR Seattle addresses the use of tourniquets to stop bleeding that can't be controlled by pressure alone.
November 4, 2013
You now have an AED. But where should you put it?
AED placement guidelines for optimal response to cardiac arrest
October 28, 2013
Seattle college programs and CPR/First Aid requirements
Summer is on the way out, school is starting, and your program director has just informed you that you can't start your training without CPR certification. The problem is they didn't tell you what kind...
September 10, 2013