Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is an American Heart Association (AHA) instructional course for healthcare providers who respond to or treat infant or child-related emergencies. The PALS course … [Read more...]
What Foods Prevent Cardiac Arrest or Heart Attacks?
While there is no magic pill that can keep us from having a heart attack or suffering a cardiac arrest, there are things that we can change about our lifestyle that may decrease our chances. Adopting … [Read more...]
Rescue Breathing vs. Chest Compression CPR
Touching lips with a stranger is one of the main reasons a person with CPR training refuses to provide CPR to a victim. And who can blame them? Performing mouth-to-mouth puts your own well-being at … [Read more...]
What Age Should Children Learn CPR?
According to the American Heart Association, children as young as nine-years-old can learn and retain CPR training. Though many children at that age do not yet have the strength to perform an adequate … [Read more...]
Wilderness CPR: Can Someone Really Be Saved Without 9-1-1?
If there's anything to know about CPR it's that lives can be saved when you know what you're doing - even if a 9-1-1 call isn't available. According to the American Heart Association, CPR saves … [Read more...]
A Virginia Teen Saves His Friend’s Life Using CPR
On July 14, 2016, a seemingly healthy teenage boy named Steve Smith suddenly collapsed on a baseball field in Manassas, Virginia. The team immediately called 9-1-1. Fortunately, a fellow teammate … [Read more...]
Is It Safe to Perform CPR on a Pregnant Victim?
Cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time. Sadly, that includes pregnant women. Going through a pregnancy puts added strain on the body, which can make dealing with certain illnesses more … [Read more...]
10 Tips to Prevent Drowning
Blissful summer weather is finally right around the corner, which means fun family trips to the pool, river, lake, bay, or ocean. While there’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the water on a hot … [Read more...]
9 Early Warning Signs of Heart Attack
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women and is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths that occur in the United States. 70% of those that die from a heart attack never had a previous … [Read more...]
First Aid in the Great Outdoors
Before heading into the great outdoors, it’s probably wise to learn first aid. Too many people step into the forest or onto a boat with little to no first aid training. When medical assistance isn’t … [Read more...]