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The Startling Statistics of Cardiac Arrest in the USA

The Startling Statistics of Cardiac Arrest in the USA

Most Americans put in at least some effort in our day to day lives to prevent untimely death. We avoid carcinogens, we buckle our seatbelts, we shield ourselves from contagions, and every home has smoke detectors to warn us in case of a fire. Yet all of these well...

CPR By The Numbers: Take A Class, Save A Life

CPR By The Numbers: Take A Class, Save A Life

As soon as you see chest compressions, you immediately you know what’s happening and why. The most basic steps of CPR are universally recognized. TV and movies love to thrill us with some (highly dramatized) version in intense, white-knuckle moments and...

Starting Medical School? You Need to Get Your Basic Life Saving Certification Today!

Starting Medical School? You Need to Get Your Basic Life Saving Certification Today!

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! You are beginning a journey that is noble and much needed. We celebrate you for taking this big step. 

Secondly, we realize there’s a lot of things you need to do to prepare for your entrance into your program. Were you aware that one of those things is your Basic Life Support (BLS) training? Whether you are studying to be a doctor, nurse, medical assistant, dentist, paramedic, or EMT, you’ll need BLS training on your resume on your first day in the program. 

Thankful For These 4 Wild CPR Rescues

Thankful For These 4 Wild CPR Rescues

We look at the dangers of cardiac arrest and heart attacks every day, and statistics can be grim. But this Thanksgiving, we want to look at our favorite stories of lives saved by CPR! We’ve been keeping our eye on all the amazing stories of CPR saving lives across the...

CPR and AED: Speed and Confidence Save Lives

CPR and AED: Speed and Confidence Save Lives

In the event of a cardiac emergency, such as a heart attack or cardiac arrest, the most important step in saving a life is to perform CPR until emergency services arrive. CPR serves the function of continuing circulation in the victim when consciousness is lost and...

BLS is BS & CPR is Taking My Job! By The Grim Reaper

BLS is BS & CPR is Taking My Job! By The Grim Reaper

If there’s one thing I can’t stand in your lousy, vibrant, mortal world, it’s your immutable, unending desire to stay alive. Seriously, I throw everything I have at you to try and get you down on my side: cholesterol, genetics, jump scares, cheeseburgers… but you...

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack: Know The Difference

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack: Know The Difference

It is very common for people to confuse Sudden Cardiac Arrest with a Heart Attack, but the two are actually distinctly different. While both are dangerous conditions affecting the heart, it’s important to know the difference between the two, as symptoms, treatment,...

Feel the Rhythm – How the Human Heart Works

Feel the Rhythm – How the Human Heart Works

The human heart is the most important muscle in the body. From before you’re born until the end of your life, it works tirelessly to supply every organ in your body with oxygen-rich blood to keep them healthy and functioning normally.  As the core functioning muscle...

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

The leading cause of death in the United States is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), which claims the lives of over 350,000 people every year. That’s an average of one death every 90 seconds. While those who have already experienced a heart attack are more likely to be...