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 Is the Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification?
Most people are familiar with CPR and First Aid certification programs. These are basic, foundational certifications that are required - or strongly recommended - for a wide range of professionals, … [Read more...]
How to Tell if Someone Needs CPR
You’re driving down the road and come upon an accident. You’re walking down a path in the park and find someone lying face down in the grass. Someone suddenly keels over and is unresponsive. How do … [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...]
Who Should Be CPR Certified?
Not being required to have CPR training isn’t an excuse for not learning this important lifesaving skill. There is a growing list of professions in Virginia and North Carolina that require CPR … [Read more...]
Is It True that Ribs Can Break During CPR?
Becoming certified in CPR is one thing; applying what you've learned is another. Every day we read headlines celebrating how bystander CPR saved another life - and it's difficult not to wonder, "Will … [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...]
What You Need To Know About CPR And Pool Safety
Summer season is the fun season, but for those of us who spend our lives training others in First Aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), this is the season to remain Alert. Unlike other … [Read more...]