Author Archive for Chris Siska

2015 CPR Guidelines Basics

The 2015 Guidelines Update focuses on topics with significant new science or ongoing controversy, and so serves as an update to the 2010 guidelines rather than a complete revision. It also marks the beginning of a new era, because the guidelines will transition from a five-year cycle of periodic revisions and updates to a Web-based […]

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Why AED Training is Important

Why AED Training is Important By: Christopher Rutt Many people understand the need to learn how to perform CPR but have trouble understanding why we also teach how to use an AED in all of our classes. An electric shock delivered quickly by an AED can be life saving. AEDs are becoming increasingly more popular […]

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How to Spot a Potential Heart Attack

How to Spot a Potential Heart Attack By: Christopher Rutt If you, or someone you know is having a heart attack, you may have only a few minutes to act. A heart attack can strike suddenly, and sometimes without warning. It’s important to know what to do in an emergency. There are many different causes […]

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How to Start Exercising When You’re Overweight

  By: Christopher Rutt Most of us know how important healthy living is, however that doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be easy. For some people, the prospect of getting fit, engaging in regular exercise and eating right will come naturally. However, for those who are already overweight, or large enough that doing the […]

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When CPR Doesn’t Work

When CPR Doesn’t Work By: Chistopher Rutt, Instructor Picture this: an average person (not a medical professional) is shopping for groceries. Ahead of them, a man in his late forties collapses and falls unconscious. The person sees this and, acting quickly, runs to the man and asks if he is okay. Seeing he is unconscious, […]

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2000 Satisfied Customers

It’s the end of August and we have done a little number crunching. This year has been a great one for CPR and First aid for us. We have been lucky enough to have so many great students. Along with that we have started our EMT program and have had more success with that then […]

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Back to School Safety!

Fall!  It’s my favorite time of year!  The days are shorter, the trees start to change all the brilliant colors, there is a hint of a chill in the air at the Friday night High School Football games!  Children of all ages are heading back to school and with that comes a change in schedule.  […]

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Drowning!!!

Summer is here and with that comes fun in the sun. If you have a pool in your back yard or if you are going to be in a pool or lake or river, you need to be prepared in case something happens. Drowning– Death that occurs as a result of liquid suffocation. The water […]

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Emergency Response!!!

Emergency Response for the ADULT, CHILD and INFANT Can you save a life? In an emergency, when every second is critical, would you know what to do? According to recent statistics, sudden cardiac arrest is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death in America. Once the heart ceases to function, a healthy human brain may […]

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Heat and Cold Emergencies

HEAT EMERGENCIES Heat related emergencies are progressive conditions caused by overexposure to heat. Most incidents can be reversed but if left untreated, can escalate to a life-threatening condition. Heat emergencies are placed into 3 progressive categories: Heat cramps are muscle spasms that result from loss of large amount of salt and water through exercise. Heat […]

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