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emergency cardiac care

Learn About Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)

emergency cardiac care

The American Heart Association offers Emergency Cardiac Care programs with the hope of increasing survival rates and the quality of life for victims of stroke and heart attack.  Emergency Cardiac Care programs educate more than 12 million people every year by training healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general public on how to respond to these medical emergencies. 

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Firefighter Gear: What Do Firefighters Wear?

firefighter gear

Being a firefighter is a rewarding occupation that requires physical fitness and performing under stressful time constraints among other very important duties.  Before you decide that you want to jump into a career as a firefighter, you should be knowledgeable about the tools and gear that firefighters use on a daily basis as they continue to save lives.

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Infant CPR

Infant CPR

Infant CPR

When it comes to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), it does differ between infants, children, and adults.  Choking is the number one cause of unintentional death in infants.  It’s important to be prepared on how to administer CPR to an infant in case you are ever in a situation that requires it.  Below are the steps for CPR for an infant if he or she is not breathing.

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2015 First Aid Guidelines

2015 First Aid Guidelines

2015 First Aid Guidelines

With the continuous improvement and training of CPR and first aid techniques, the survival rate of those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest is increasing.  Every five years, guidelines on how rescuers should perform first aid and basic life supporting techniques are reviewed and updated. 

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CPR Quality

CPR: Quality Makes a Difference

CPR Quality

According to the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, there are 5 critical components of performing high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): minimize interruptions in chest compressions, provide compressions of adequate rate and depth, avoid leaning between compressions, and avoid excessive ventilation. 

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CPR Facts

CPR Facts and Statistics

CPR Facts

Seventy percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.

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Stroke Prevention

Stroke Prevention

Stroke Prevention

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, taking nearly 130,000 American lives each year.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are major risk factors for stroke. About half of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors. 

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National CPR & AED Awareness Week

National CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7)

National CPR & AED Awareness Week

About 70% of Americans feel that they are unable to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to perform CPR or they are afraid of harming the victim.  National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 and focuses on how lives can be saved if more Americans know how to perform CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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CLINCON 2015

CLINCON 2015

CLINCON 2015

CLINCON, Florida’s Premiere EMS Conference is taking place July 8th to July 11th, 2015. For more than 40 years CLINCON has provided the highest quality education to EMS professionals by integrating prehospital care research and cutting edge clinical practice.

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