Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Stroke signs and symptoms
Stroke Signs and Symptoms

A stoke is a serious medical emergency. Brain cells begin to die within minutes of a stroke starting, so it is important to recognize the signs as soon as possible and take action. Quick action is important for reducing permanent damage and promoting recovery.

Major Warning Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms of a stroke are sudden and … read more

Rescuer Safety

Rescuer safety
Rescuer Safety

When you arrive at the scene of an emergency, it’s your duty as a first responder to provide care for those in need. But your own safety is important too. Whether you’re a professional or a lay-rescuer, you need to come prepared, and make sure you aren’t putting yourself in danger. This means having the right equipment, and … read more

Risk Factors for Stroke

Risk Factors for a stroke
Risk Factors For A Stroke

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.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when the … read more

Can I Really Be Sued if I Perform CPR?

Can I really be sued for performing CPR? What you need to know.
Can I really be sued?

Can I Be Sued for Rendering Emergency Care?

Imagine for a minute that you see someone lying on the ground. You check to see if they’re okay and suddenly notice they’ve stopped breathing. You decide to rely on your training and perform CPR. Thanks to your efforts, the victim is successfully resuscitated and taken to … read more

How to Become a Lifeguard

How to become a Lifeguard
How to become a Lifeguard

Whether it’s at the beach or in a public water park, being a lifeguard is a popular summer job. Working as a lifeguard can be fulfilling, and the experience can teach you valuable life skills; you can learn how to work as a team with others, handle medical emergencies and improve their confidence and leadership … read more

Who Needs CPR Certification?

Who needs CPR Certification?
Who Needs CPR Certification?

Being able to perform CPR in the event of an emergency is an invaluable skill. Just about everyone can benefit from learning it, but for some of us, having proper CPR training is essential. Having CPR certification is a boon, both personal and professional. There are a number of jobs and careers that require it, even … read more

Can Aspirin Save You From a Heart Attack?

Aspirin and Heart Attacks | What You Need to Know
Aspirin and Heart Attacks | What you need to know.

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

Key Numbers for CPR

CPR Key Numbers
CPR Key Numbers

Our Key Numbers for CPR is a compilation of all of the important numbers we teach in our CPR courses. You can use this list as a study tool or as a quick reference guide.

Our Key Numbers Chart

Here are the latest Key Numbers for CPR. You can also download a printable copy by clicking the … read more

How to become an EMT

How to become an EMT
How to become an EMT

Being an EMT or Emergency Medical Technician can be a rewarding and exciting profession. Becoming an EMT is simple, typical training programs take about 16 weeks.

If you’re working towards a career in the medical field, you may have considered becoming an EMT. After all, being an EMT can look good on your resume as … read more

What is AED?

What is an AED?
What is AED?

AED Stands for Automated External Defibrillator

An AED is a portable device that is used to diagnose and treat ventricular fibrillation (VF) and pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT). The AED works by sending a shock through the victim’s chest to stop these life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. This allows the heart to re-establish a sustainable pulse. AED’s are designed for both read more