CPR Classes Tampa Holiday

November 29th, 2010

It’s great to be back from the Holidays and resuming CPR Classes Tampa. The relaxation, turkey, and other delicious foods were a treat, but it’s time to get back to saving lives.  Hopefully everyone kept the calorie count below four thousand. It’s been well documented that heart disease is a top killer in America, and for that matter throughout the world.

CPR classes Tampa teaches CPR, which is an immediate treatment for cardiac arrest, but we should also always be cognisant of prevention, and what led to that cardiac arrest. It’s always helpful to read the label at the back of the packaging at the supermarket, even when the product claims to be healthy. The difference between something even as simple as 94 and 96 lean beef is amazing. 96 lean beef has about half the fat as 94. If you intend to consume more than 4 ounces, then it’s absolutely essential you go with the first option for heart health.

CPR classes Tampa has some exciting classes coming up this month including a pet CPR class, adding a regular bloodborne pathogens class, and will soon be hosting classes regularly in Orlando as well. That’s correct, we’re expanding to two offices, and will continue to grow! It’s vital that we assist our communities by teaching and practicing CPR.

Tampa CPR Classes

November 17th, 2010

Our Tampa CPR Classes are helping people save lives , and we’ll continue to dedicate ourselves to that mission. Performing CPR is a skill that both working professionals, and citizens of the community need to acquire. The steps can be reviewed in the CPR manual that students receive after class. They can also be reviewed with the assistance of the American Heart association, and notable training videos.

When holding our Tampa CPR classes, we make sure to provide numerous manequins for our students. This ensures that everyone gets the best quality of training they can possibly have. We also provide supplies for everyone during our first aid classes. The instruction materials are essential to students understanding the material. However, we also want to make sure there’s enough hands on training happening. We pride ourselves in knowing that our Tampa CPR classes will give people the tools they need to revive victims of cardia arrest. The first five minutes of cardiac arrest are the most important. Tampa CPR Class students must be prepared to act quickly and efficiently if they want to help their victim survive. Studies have shown that CPR within the first five minutes can increase the chance of survival for the victim by 2  to 3 times as much. Utilizing an AED increases the chance of survival even more. Performing CPR quickly is also essential to preventing or negating brain damage. Tampa CPR classes always makes sure students know how to quickly locate an AED and put it to good use.

CPR Training in Tampa

November 10th, 2010

The transition in our CPR training in Tampa to recommending laymen perform Compression only CPR on adults is going quite smoothly. We emphasize to our students that compressions are the most important part of the process. When treating a victim, it’s important to be aware of the various steps and procedures including the use of the HAINES position, which stands for high arm in endangered spine area. During our CPR training in Tampa, we make sure the students know how to treat the patient without causing further injury to their neck. When a neck injury is suspected, it’s important to use the jaw thrust method of opening the airway to perform CPR instead of using the head tilt chin lift method.

Whenever we’re conducting CPR Training in Tampa, we make sure to answer every question our CPR classes ask. One of the more common questions we address is the use of an AED, and what needs to be clear from the person prior to delivering a shock. For example, we were recently asked if it was alright to leave a pacemaker on the individual while performing a shock with the AED. The answer is yes, they’re made to allow an AED to be used. However, always make sure the person is clear from water, and you’re not touching the person, before using the AED. CPR Training in Tampa will continue to cover topics such as this in our classes.

CPR Classes in Tampa

November 3rd, 2010

Our CPR Classes in Tampa have been quite engaging lately, especially with the direction the leadership of the Red Cross, American Heart Association, and American Safety and Health Institute is taking us. It’s very exciting to see people absorbing the importance of compressions, and being able to overcome their fear of giving rescue breaths to adults. The key to overcoming this fear isn’t neccessarily by  having them confront the challenge head on, but providing them an alternative if they can’t meet that challenge. Our CPR classes in Tampa give people the tools and confidence to perform compression only CPR, while at the same time making sure they have a mastery of the conventional style.

We’ve been developing some other benefits and classes to go along with our CPR classes in Tampa, including classes taught in Spanish, and basic first aid. We’ll also soon be organizing some pet CPR events.  Our courses often get quite full, so it’s important to reserve a spot ahead of time. The change in guidance from entities such as the American Heart association is for the better of our communities. However, it should be noted that none of the changes are radical. At it’s core many of the same principles that one should use in treating a victim apply.

CPR Classes Update

October 29th, 2010

CPR Classes Tampa are continuing this November. With the new guidelines from the American Heart Association, this is a very exciting time, as we’re able to really focus on helping the lay person, who might otherwise forget their skills when the time comes to use them. The Compression only technique is critical for the lay person to master. The technique is widely recommended for use adults, while children and infants will still need rescue breaths. The main point we try to convey to all of our students, including both the lay person and healthcare professional at CPR Classes Tampa,  is that it’s critical they do at least 100 compressions per minute. The main reason the conventional method fails is the lack of compressions. People are often hesitant or confused when they have to use both methods while treating a victim. To simplify this, the American Heart Association has directed that 30 compressions will be done first, while 2 rescue breaths are done afterward. CPR classes Tampa hasn’t received the new DVD yet, but we’re already teaching students what the new procedures will be. Additionally, the lay person is advised to use the compression only technique on an adult. Drowning victims, and adults with respiratory problems are an exception to the rule. They’ll need rescue breaths, regardless of what age they are. Something I bring up at CPR Classes Tampa whenever we speak about drowning, is making sure the person isn’t in or touching water when an AED shock is administered. Life guards have mistakenly given AED shocks when a patient’s leg is still in the water, or laying in a pool of water. This has resulted in shocking other swimmers. CPR classes Tampa makes sure to convey the benefits of the AED, but also the need for safety.

CPR Classes Tampa

October 22nd, 2010

It’s very exciting to hear many Universities including Stanford are expanding their Google Book Search agreements. It’s very important keep up with our evolving information, especially in terms of health. I teach CPR classes in Tampa, and one of the ongoing debates has been the use of compression only CPR. It’s important for people to understand why rescue breaths are still essential for children, adults with respiratory problems, and drowning victims. The empirical data and theories we obtain is truly enhanced when stored in valuable accessible repositories  such as Google Books. When someone attends our CPR class in Tampa, it’s very important to us that they feel like they’re receiving quality training. Books are handed out during class, and available online afterward. This type of access to information needs to be repeated in every field of society, but particulary in the field of medicine. The access to this type of information and empirical data leads to debates. However, this is exactly what we should be striving for! Arguments within the field of medicine will lead to more empirical data, theories, and improvements. How in depth do you want to go? With the rapid sharing of information, and Universities cooperating, our CPR classes in Tampa will continue to improve.

CPR Classes Tampa guidelines

October 17th, 2010

CPR Classes Tampa are going to be receiving new guidelines for instruction http://www.tccpr.org in the next few months. Once every 5 years, the American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, and Red Cross meet to agree upon the standards for CPR Training. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/WhatisCPR/What-is-CPR_UCM_001120_SubHomePage.jsp We’ll continue to offer courses 3 times a week. However, some changes will certainly be imminent. The community has already done an excellent job adapting to the changes. Every classes already teaches traditional CPR along with new techniques that are found to be successful. As we strive to evolve, we always make sure to add new features to our CPR classes. For example, we have a full-time translator to provide assistance, as well as entire classes in Spanish. I’m improving my language skills every day, hoping to be able to give entire courses without any translation assistance. The biggest change in the CPR class format in Tampa will be the change in videos. However, we don’t anticipate there to be much change in the instruction of traditional, as well as alternative methods. The most important guidelines that will soon be issued by the American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, and Red Cross, will be their succinct methods of basic life support. This is an important routine, as it ensures our communities are receiving the proper training.

CPR Classes saving lives

October 14th, 2010

CPR classes are saving lives on a regular basis. This news article goes into detail about a boy saving his brother’s life http://abcnews.go.com/US/year-hero-saves-brother-cpr/story?id=11457264

The article brings up several points we stress in each one of our CPR classes in Tampa. First of all the victim he attended to was a drowning victim. This type of patient needs rescue breathing. The conventional form that uses this technique requires practice. The boy’s mother didn’t remember her CPR training, however, her son did. This reemphasizes just how important it is to stay current in one’s certification. Every week we’re teaching more people how to render first aid and save lives. It’s stories like these that make it rewarding to continue teaching.

CPR Class Questions

October 7th, 2010

Our CPR Classes in Tampa often have students with a medical background. One of the ongoing debates in the medical community is the effectiveness of hands only CPR. Some articles suggest that the lay person should only practice that method. Even Harvard University is now weighing in on the debate http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/kiss-kiss-cpr-the-mouth-to-mouth-part-may-not-be-needed/ 

Compression only CPR can be very effective for someone suffering from cardiac arrest. However, if it’s a drowning victim, or someone with respiratory problems, they need rescue breathing.  New parents often attend our CPR classes in Tampa. Since children are the most likely members of the household to be submerged under water, or suffer an unexpected asthma attack, parents need to know how include rescue breathing!

CPR classes need to continue to be taught in every community in America. If there’s an issue with the person not knowing what to do, then they should absolutely resort to just using their hands. I applaud the dispatchers in various cities instructing the caller to do 100 compressions per minute. It can certainly be very effective. However, ignorance is never beneficial. We’re doing our children an absolute disservice if we don’t take the time to learn and teach conventional CPR.

CPR Classes for Adults Children and Infants

October 2nd, 2010

CPR Classes are essential to the community. http://www.tccpr.org It’s especially important to states such as Florida, where the population is rapidly expanding. Every time we conduct CPR training in Tampa, we always make sure our students understand how to treat adult, children, and infants. While compression only CPR is often an effective way to treat elderly patients, it’s not always as effective for children and infants. If the victim has respiratory problems, or was submerged under water for an extended period of time they’ll need rescue breaths. An adult could certainly also be a drowning victim, or have respiratory issues. One might have a tougher time performing direct mouth to mouth rescue breaths on an adult than a child. The easiest way to combat this for a trained rescuer is to carry a pocket mask in their vehicle or purse. It provides a barrier device, which can be especially helpful if there’s blood, or an inordinate amount of saliva protruding from the person’s mouth. Stay safe! If you have any questions about CPR or first aid, please feel free to ask. http://www.tccpr.org/blog