Below infographic shows 10 basic steps to perform CPR:
The following video shows the causes, risk factors and diagnosis of heart attack and heart stroke.
The video shows some of the basic things everyone should do for a healthy heart.
You’ve been informed that you need to acquire AED certification. However, it can be confusing as to which course it is you need to take. As a rule, the right choices are course offerings from the American Red Cross or the American Heart association. It’s also not unusual to find yourself frustrated- it can be confusing to choose the right AED/CPR certification for you.
Simply put, AEDs are life saving devices. Automated External Defibrillators make it possible for bystanders to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required, such as: Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Our hearts are one of the most vital organs we have in our bodies, and without our heart beats we would cease to exist as humans. Sadly, heart disease and other diseases that affect the arteries, valves and blood pressure can occur. Heart attacks do not discriminate based on age, and anyone can experience a heart-related emergency. This makes taking care of our hearts extremely important and reducing the likelihood of a heart event from occurring by using preventative measures.
While learning to reduce the possibility of heart disease and how best to treat it, it’s also important to understand the different types of heart disease that affect our community’s population, and how best to take action to prevent and treat these, should it affect you or your loved ones in future. Here is a review of the most common types of heart disease and recognizing signs of a heart attack.
Choosing the right CPR certification class can be very confusing. The video highlights some of the basic questions one should keep in mind while choosing a CPR certification course.
You’ve been informed that you need to acquire CPR certification. However, it can be confusing as to which course it is you need to take. As a rule, the right choice is to choose course offered from the American Red Cross or the American Heart association. But sometimes it can be confusing to choose the right CPR certification.
Here are some questions you can pose to yourself to make sure, you find and sign up for the right CPR class. (more…)
When it comes to medical emergencies, schools and universities are not immune to this kind of occurrence amongst staff or students. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, most commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure that is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compression as cardiac arrest reversal efforts. Although CPR will likely not restart the heart, it will most certainly buy time for it’s victim until help can arrive. The purpose of CPR is to generate oxygenated blood to the vital organs and body parts that help reduce the likelihood of brain damage and/or death.
Teachers, professors and even other students can benefit hugely by knowing CPR. Being a very simple procedure, it can be administered during the most critical time when waiting for paramedics to arrive, and quite frankly, because it saves lives. (more…)
Cardiac arrest is not picky when it comes to its victims. Everyone from children, young adults and the elderly can experience it and CPR could be a lifesaver. A number of careers beyond health care workers have a definitive need to have CPR certification. Below are some of the professional careers:
Not only are they first responders, but firefighters also work to promote public safety and public health. Potentially, firefighters could require using CPR multiple times per month or week as part of their demanding roles. If working towards a career in firefighting, proactively consider taking on CPR certification in advance to demonstrate your commitment and foresight in caution to your potential future employers. (more…)