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Bee stings and stinger removal: have we been doing it right?

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?

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

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

ACLS classes: the next step in your CPR training development

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?

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?

You now have an AED. But where should you put it?
AED placement guidelines for optimal response to cardiac arrest
October 28, 2013

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