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Treating snake bite victims - what not to do, and why not to do it.

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?

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

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?

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?

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

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
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 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?

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?

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

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