If you have questions about bloodborne pathogen training, we have answers!
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that can be found in human blood and can cause diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. These pathogens can also be present in other body fluids like semen, vaginal secretions, and saliva. They can spread through contact with infected blood or body … read more
Simply put, the answer to the question of “who primarily benefits from first aid training” is literally everyone. Those who complete the training gain a better understanding of how to help in an emergency. Those in an emergency benefit from people around them who have completed CPR and first aid training. And that’s not all.
You may already be familiar with CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications, but BLS classes and certifications are a bit different. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the questions we often hear about BLS certification.
What is BLS certification
BLS stands for Basic Life Support. This is the … read more
If your job requires that you be Basic Life Support (BLS) certified, you may have lots of questions about online BLS certification. We want to help you to pick the best BLS certification course, online or otherwise.
Here is our guide for 4 things to look for in a BLS online certification course.
Many people ask us if BLS certification is the same as CPR certification. The question makes sense, as the two are similar, and actually have a great deal in common. Because we thought you might have the same question, we thought we’d look more closely at whether BLS and CPR are the same things, and if not, how they are … read more
The Framingham Risk Calculator is an important cardiac tool, used to determine the risk of developing heart disease.
Framingham Risk Score
The Framingham Risk Score is used to determine the 10-year risk for developing cardiovascular disease. The formula is based on the Framingham Heart Study. The formula uses age, gender, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and blood … read more
Stress is a normal part of life. It is our body’s natural response to any challenge or demand. Whether we feel threatened by an immediate physical danger, such as a car stopping short in front of us, or a psychological one, like the anxiety from taking a test, our bodies react similarly. The hormones released in response … read more
A stroke is a serious medical emergency. Having a stroke can be fatal, or result in lifelong complications. Because of this, it is important to know whether or not you are at risk of having a stroke, so you can take steps to reduce that risk.
Aspirin and Heart Attacks | What You Need to Know With a history that stretches as far back as the late 1800s, aspirin is one of the most studied drugs in the world, being part of an estimated 700-1000 clinical trials per-year. Originally for pain relief, its effects on cardiovascular … read more