CPR Seattle Blog
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?
Are the current best practices for bee sting removal actually the best practices?
June 29, 2015
Is CPR performed any differently for victims of drowning?
Are there changes in how to perform CPR on a near-drowning victim?
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