Do You Know the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?

We all know that cardiac issues can be dangerous and even life-threatening. However, it can be difficult to understand all of the terminology surrounding cardiac episodes. To make matters more confusing, some terms, such as “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest,” are often used interchangeably, even though they actually refer to different issues. You don’t need […]

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What Beat is your CPR Playing to?

Playlists Support the Use of CPR When hands-only CPR or traditional CPR is performed, 100 chest compressions are required per minute. This number coincides with many musical songs today, and therefore certain songs can support CPR efforts. Ironically, “Stayin’ Alive,” the disco song made popular by the Bee Gees matches this requirement. The song’s tune […]

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Young Rochester Boy Found Unresponsive at Bottom of Pool, Two peers credited in Saving.

This life-saving event happened in Rochester, Minnesota, when a quick responding 13-year old boy saved the life of another child who was drowning in the swimming pool they were both swimming in.   The lifesaving boy, Cody Runyan, stated he was swimming in the pool when he suddenly noticed there was a child just lying […]

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AED anecdote

claire needs cpr

A young woman still in high school would seem to be the least likely of candidates to suffer from cardiac arrest and require the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) in order to save her life. However, for 17 year old Claire Crawford of Loganville, GA, that was exactly what happened. Claire had been […]

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Becoming a CNA offers Versatility

If you are feeling stuck in your current career, or if you are trying to plan for a  more secure future for yourself and your family, now is a great time to consider a career in healthcare. Healthcare is one of those fields that is never going to go away, and CNAs, or Certified Nursing […]

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