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What is High Performance (Pit Crew) CPR?

In CPR, CPR by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

You may have heard about High Performance CPR (also called Pit Crew CPR). High Performance CPR was designed by Emergency Medical Service professionals. The name “Pit Crew CPR” comes from the inspiration they took from the pit crews in auto-racing, which feature teams of specialists that focus on a single task, when the car comes in, and do that to …

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Congratulations, Girls on the Run of Greater Kalamazoo!

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Girls on the Run is a program designed for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit program that was created to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, using a curriculum that creatively integrates running. It contains 20 lessons that combine training for a 5K event with lessons that inspire girls to be better thinkers, problem …

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Woman Saved with Defibrillator at Ballpark

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In Michigan there is a law that requires all schools, state parks and health clubs to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site. Because of this law, there was an AED available when a 60-year-old woman collapsed and stopped breathing at the Art Van Sports Complex in Plainfield Township. Is there a doctor in the house? It happened on Sunday …

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Untrained Woman saves Fiancé with Compressions-Only CPR

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Ryen Hauck had never taken a CPR course, but that didn’t stop her from doing compressions for at least seven minutes after calling 911. She found Nicholas Smith, her fiancé, face down and he didn’t have a pulse. She quickly called 911 to activate emergency medical services, and began doing chest compressions. “I’m just glad that I came back as me,” Nicholas said. “That …

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What’s so funny about Diabetes?

In First Aid, Training by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

I have a friend that has diabetes who shared this video with me. It’s a very clever skit that also helps to educate about diabetes. Diabetes isn’t really a laughing matter. In fact, there’s nothing funny about diabetes. The skit above highlights some of the misconceptions and ignorance that friends and family can have when it comes to diabetic treatment …

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Officers save Baby with CPR

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A girl of only a year and a half began to choke while in the car with her grandmother. She pulled over and called 911, but was so hysterical that she handed the phone to a Good Samaritan that had stopped to help. The caller followed the instructions from the 911 dispatch until Officers Poradzisz and O’Connor arrived on the …

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CE of the Week: Elder Abuse and Neglect

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With hundreds of continuing education courses available, we have decided to start highlighting a different course each week to give you a small glimpse at the types of things you can expect to learn when you complete your continuing ed at ProCECredit.com. This week’s featured course: Elder Abuse and Neglect This course is good for 2 contact hours and has a target audience …

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CE of the Week: Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement

In Continuing Education by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

We’ve got hundreds of continuing education courses available, and have decided to start highlighting courses each week. We’re talking about courses we’ve had for a while, as well as pointing out new courses as they become available. This week’s featured course: Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement This course is good for three contact hours for nurses, healthcare professionals, and …

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Apps bring Medical Help Fast before Cardiac Arrest can Kill You

In CPR, Medical Technology by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

In an effort to bring help when it is needed most, there are applications to bring help when you witness a cardiac arrest. In the UK, the London Ambulance Service has started using an app called GoodSAM. In the US, there’s a similar system called PulsePoint. In Stockholm, Sweden, an app called SMS-Lifesavers has been running since 2010. In Sweden, …