CPR Seattle Blog
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...
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
CPR in the dental chair: Preparing the dental office to respond to cardiac arrest
Those who work in dental offices will rarely (if ever) have to deal with life-threatening emergencies. But sometimes, at-risk patients such as the elderly and those medically compromised will undergo procedures that will aggravate...
July 25, 2013
Is this the future of CPR? Seattle/King County research improves EMS cardiac arrest survival rates.
CPR training is a continually reviewed program. The Resuscitation Academy is a group of Seattle and King County medical professionals who have been increasing SCA survival rates through research and education.
July 9, 2013
Severe Allergic reactions: How to know when to call for help
One of the topics we cover in our First Aid courses concerns what to do in cases of severe allergic reaction.How do we know when a mild reaction becomes “severe”, and when during the process should we alert emergency medical services?
June 18, 2013