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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Why Parents Should Learn Infant CPR

We often hear the word CPR used in casual conversation in child care centers or in hospitals. CPR is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This lifesaving measure is performed when a child or adult has stopped breathing or the heart stops beating. This may happen after certain incidents, such as an injury, choking, suffocation, heart attack, […]

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CPR Classes MacDill AFB

In-Pulse CPR is now offering public CPR certification classes in South Tampa. This new location is only 3 miles from the Air Force Base of MacDill. Over the past several years we have seen an increase of students from the base at many of our other Tampa classes. By offering a site near the military […]

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Nursing News: Passive Leg Raising and Elevating the Head during CPR Prove to Be Beneficial

Around 275,000 people, per year, experience OHCA (out-of-hospital cardiac arrest) incidents. This finding was reported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine archives. This number pertains to people living in Europe. U.S. Statistics for OHCAs It has also been found that a large […]

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AED Misconceptions

AEDs are complicated, highly specialized medical devices. As a result, they can be very intimidating and even frightening for people to imagine having to use in an emergency situation. We have all seen the movies where, during a scene of high drama, the device is charged and used to violently revive someone from a near […]

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Keep the Steps for Hands-on CPR in Mind – Be Prepared

Statistics show that SCA or sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any age. However, the risk for SCA is greater for the following individuals: People who are diabetic People who have had a heart attack People suffering from hypertension People with high levels of cholesterol Obese individuals People who smoke People with heart […]

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Bystander CPR: Important Facts You Should Know If You Are from Philadelphia

Research shows that Philadelphians need to learn CPR. In fact, studies indicate Philadelphia falls behind other cities when it comes to administering this life-saving procedure.  That is why it is imperative that Philadelphians begin looking at the importance of CPR training. Why Everyone Needs to Learn CPR Most people are under the impression that CPR […]

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A Doctor uses CPR on his own Wife

CPR Save  Pennsylvania   This is the story of how a Pennsylvania Orthopedic Surgeon saved the life of his wife by performing the life-saving technique of CPR on her when she was in cardiac arrest until emergency technicians arrived and could resume support en route to the hospital.   After spending one Saturday afternoon watching […]

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Why do we Need AED Training?

Before we go into why we need AED training; we need to explore what an AED device is.  AED is the abbreviation for Automated External Defibrillator.  The AED is an important step in helping save a life.  An AED is a machine that can be transported and utilized for the automatic diagnosis of life-endangering cardiac […]

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Pensacola Boat Sinks, Child Pulled from water Lifeless

This CPR save takes place in Pensacola, Florida.  This is the life saving story of how a Good Samaritan saved an Alabama woman’s infant child with the lifesaving techniques of CPR after the families boat sunk in the Pensacola Bay.   The Lassiter family was out for an afternoon of leisure and fun that turned […]

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