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AHA ACLS eLearning Class in Redwood City

Looking for an ACLS class that fits your schedule? We offer many dates for the ACLS eLearning Classes!

How does it works?

Sign up for a skills testing date, click here for the complete list of dates and times: http://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/acls-certification/

After you register, we will send you a link for payment. After you pay for the class, we will email you the key to get started. ACLS Teacher

You can complete the online course at your convenience. You can start and stop the eLearning course at your convenience.

What happen after you complete the online portion of the ACLS class?

Print out your online certificate and bring with you to the skills testing.

What happens at the skills testing session?

You will take the skills test with on of our instructor. Remember that you must be proficient in ACLS skills to pass this ACLS course. Be sure to study rhythms and medication and study thoroughly before your skills testing.

Once you pass the ACLS skills testing, you will get your ACLS certification card!

Don’t leave without it!

Redwood City CPR Classes
777 Woodside Road, Suite A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-298-9804
www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com

Looking for a CPR and First Aid class in Spanish?

The Bay Area is a very multicultural place. And the latino community is part of it. CPR and First Aid skills are needed when an emergency situation happen. Of course, we never know when we are going to need these skills. But we want to extend this knowledge to more communities. We think that a language should not be a barrier to learn CPR and First Aid. BLS CPR in Palo Alto

We are now providing Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes in Spanish in 3 Bay Area locations, San Francisco, San Jose and Concord.

For more information and to register, please go to our website: http://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/san-mateo-spanish-cpr-first-aid-classes/

You can also find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodCityCPRClasses

 

Redwood City CPR Classes

777 Woodside Road. A1

Redwood City, CA 94061

www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com

American Heart Association PALS Classes in the Bay Area

We are happy to offer PALS Classes in 3 locations of the Bay Area, San Francisco, San Jose and Berkeley.

This class consist in two parts. You will complete the first part online by going to the American Heart Association website: www.onlineaha.org

The online portion is about 6 hours long. After you complete it you will bring come to our PALS skills testing class in one of our locations.

For more information and steps to complete this class, please go to the following link: http://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/pediatric-advanced-life-support-pals/

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Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for more information and deals on CPR & First Aid Classes! https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodCityCPRClasses

Redwood City CPR Classes
777 Woodside Road, Suite A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-298-9804
www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com

 

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED Class

Have you taken a CPR Class before? Or are you looking to renew your CPR class?

We offer classes around the Bay Area, our location in Redwood City opened a year ago! We are happy to be part of this community and able to bring great informative and fun CPR classes. We have 5 stars on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/redwood-city-cpr-classes-redwood-city

Free CPR masks in Menlo ParkIf you sign up for our classes, you pay only if you come to class, we do not have a cancelation fee! In addition, you can check in on Facebook on day of your class and you will get a Free Key Chain Mask! https://www.facebook.com/RedwoodCityCPRClasses?ref=hl

If you want to sign up for one of our classes, please go you our website! www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com 

Contact us for any questions! We will be happy to assist you!

Redwood City CPR Classes
777 Woodside Rd
Ste A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061

(650) 298-9804

 

Ahora en el Area de la Bahía damos clases de RCP y Primeros Auxilios!

Nuestras clases de Reanimación Cardio Pulmonar (RCP) y Primeros Auxilios son completamente en español. Y podrá recibir su tarjeta de certificación de la Asociación Americana del Corazón el mismo día de la clase.

Para registrarse a la clase, vaya a nuestro sitio web: http://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/san-mateo-spanish-cpr-first-aid-classes/

Si por algún motivo no puede atender a la clase, no se preocupe! Nosotros no cobramos por cancelación, solo vaya a su correo de confirmación de la clase y siga las instrucciones para cancelar la clase. Usted solo paga si toma la clase!

CPR en Español

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Redwood City CPR classes

777 Woodside Road Suite A Redwood City, CA 94061

www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Aid: How to Treat Broken Bones and How to Apply a Splint

First-aid Training in San Mateo

Everyone should know a little bit of first aid. Knowing how to treat fractures or broken bones is something everyone should grasp. A broken bone is often debilitating and cripplingly painful, preventing effective and efficient movement. Improperly handled, a broken bone can end up permanently weakened or injured. Even people who do not engage in extreme sports should know how to handle these injuries.

Is it Broken?

The first thing you should find out if it is actually broken.

There are six signs that a bone is broken or fractured.

• Pain
• Swelling
• Misalignment or obvious deformity of the injured area
• Protruding bone fragment
• Sharp and deep pain whenever the injured tries to move it
• Extreme difficult moving the afflicted area.

How to Treat a Broken Bone

Fractures or broken bones require immediate attention. Even if you are capable of helping treat it, 911 or a local emergency service should immediately be informed. It becomes doubly important to request emergency services should the person injured be unable to breath or is bleeding heavily.

The injured party should not be moved if:

• If the joint or limb afflicted looks deformed
• If the broken or fractured bone has gone through the skin
• If the broken or fractured bone is in the back, head, neck, hip, pelvis, or upper leg

Moving an injured person at this point can cause more damage. If there is any bleeding, focus on stopping that first by applying pressure to the wound using clean cloth. Keep the afflicted area still, and use ice packs to inhibit the inevitable swelling. Wrap any ice packs in cloth – direct contact may cause further pain. In some cases, you may have to apply a splint to properly stabilize the broken bone.

How and When to Apply a Splint

Applying a splint is simple, but it still requires you to be careful. It also requires that you have dealt with any bleeding that may have occurred from the accident that caused the injury. Anything that is going to be splinted should be splinted in the position that it was found.

The first step is to find a straight and rigid object that is longer that the bone or joint that you intend to support. Sticks and boards work, but in a pinch rolled up newspapers will suffice. In the case of a broken finger, you can tape it to an adjacent finger to restrict movement. In case of broken skin, cover it with cloth first.

Next, tie the would-be splint to the injured area using rope, tape, or even a belt or necktie. Secure it above and below the injury, but be sure that any knots made do not push on the injured part. Keep an eye on the splint to make sure that it stays secure. If the injured part becomes pale or numb, it’s likely that the splint is too tight. Loosen it.

A splint is a stopgap measure. It’s not going to fix that broken bone or fracture. If you haven’t already, call for help and real medical attention. We also recommend taking a First-aid class in San Mateo by the American Heart Association.

Woodside, CA American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR class

When: Sunday December 22nd, 2013

Time: From 1pm to 4pm

Cost: $70

The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED certification class covers CPR for infants, children, & adults, choke-saving, and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). Check out this video from our instructor Charles showing how to perform CPR on an Adult. You will learn this and more on your CPR class!

For more dates and times, please visit our website: http://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/heartsaver-cpraed/

 

Redwood City CPR Classes
777 Woodside Road, Suite A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-298-9804
www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com

Belmont, CA American Heart Association CPR/AED/First Aid Classes

Date: Saturday November 9th, 2013

Time: From 8am to 1pm

Cost: $140

CPR Group Redwood city

This course is for renewing, re-certification, or initial student and is considered a basic first-aid class. If you are interested in receiving more advanced training, I recommend also taking a Wilderness First-aid class (40 hours), an Advanced First-aid training (100 hours), or taking an EMT class from a local college.
There are not any official lunch breaks in this course but there will be breaks on the hour.

Go to our website for more information and register: http://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/heartsaver-cpraedfirst-aid/

 

Redwood City CPR Classes
777 Woodside Road, Suite A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-298-9804
www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives, but in a cardiac emergency, even trained bystanders may hesitate to perform CPR.  One potential reason, researchers say, is mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.  Fears of disease transmission or simply the added complexity of combining rescue breathing with chest compressions may deter people from giving CPR.  Fortunately, research has shown that mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may not be as important in CPR as previously thought.  In fact, under some circumstances, traditional CPR with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation may actually decrease the survival rate for victims of cardiac arrest. The best way to learn all about the information discussed int this article is to receive your CPR Certification in Redwood City.
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends at least 100 chest compressions per minute, with two rescue breaths given after every 30 compressions.  This is still the preferred CPR method for medical personnel and others who are experienced at administering CPR in Redwood City by taking a CPR Course.  By taking over circulation and respiration, the combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing helps to deliver oxygen to the lungs and moves oxygen-carrying blood through the bloodstream.
Since 2010, however, the AHA has recommended a simplified version of CPR, hands-only CPR, for bystanders who do not have specialized CPR training or whose training is limited.  As the name suggests, hands-only CPR (also called compression-only CPR or cardiocerebral resuscitation) eliminates rescue breathing, concentrating on the delivery of chest compressions.  The recommended number of chest compressions remains the same in this method.
The AHA’s recommendation is based on a growing number of scientific studies which show increased survival rates using the hands-only method, especially when the person performing CPR is instructed by a 911 dispatcher.  For example, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010 showed a 9% increase in the survival rate of people suffering from cardiac arrest when the hands-only method was used.  Even more encouragingly, a 2012 Japanese study showed that cardiac arrest sufferers were 33% more likely to survive with normal brain function if hands-only CPR and a defibrillator were used together.  The technique works because some oxygen remains in the bloodstream after someone suffers cardiac arrest, and the compressions help to distribute the oxygen to bodily tissues.
Despite the increased survival rate, there are some circumstances in which hands-only CPR should not be used.  Children suffering from cardiac arrest still require rescue breathing to enhance their survival chances.  If there is an obvious cause for heart stoppage other than cardiac arrest, such as suffocation or drowning, traditional CPR should be used.  Finally, because no fresh oxygen is delivered in hands-only CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation should still be used if the rescuer does not know how long the victim has been in cardiac arrest, or if professional rescuers cannot respond quickly to take over and transport the victim to a hospital.  Some studies have indicated that if an ambulance is more than 15 minutes away, traditional CPR is more likely to save lives.  However, whenever someone’s heart stops beating, any CPR method is better than no CPR and that is why you should take CPR Course in Redwood City.
Although hands-only CPR should not be used in every situation, it can make a significant difference in the survival of victims of cardiac arrest.  Hard, fast chest compressions without a pause for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation can save lives.

CPR and First Aid 2010 AHA Guidelines

Redwood City, Palo Alto, Menlo Park CPR Classes

In 2010, the American Heart Association compiled its most recent set of guidelines regarding advancements and recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, ECC. These guidelines were published in the organization’s online journal, Circulation. This set of guidelines commemorated the 50th Anniversary of CPR and provided a well researched assessment of current practices in both CPR and first aid.

With regard to CPR, the most pressing issue for the American Heart Association originates in its own recommendation. While the guidelines continue to promote conventional CPR, that is, CPR which is administered with intervals of chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the American Heart Association advocated in 2010 for a change in sequence.

The association acknowledged that “fewer than 50% of persons in cardiac arrest receive bystander CPR” (Circ.ahajournals.org). In an effort to increase bystander willingness to perform CPR in emergency medical situations, the association placed primary emphasis on chest compressions and use of defibrillators as an appropriate sequencing response to cardiac arrest. Studies indicated that adults in cardiac arrest responded well to this sequencing, while drowning victims and newborns responded favorably to conventional sequencing CPR, which includes intervals of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation following every thirty chest compressions. These studies prompted the association to promote retraining of CPR across the spectrum of healthcare professionals and volunteers.

Additionally, the association recognized the importance of both the rate and the depth of chest compressions. Ideally, chest compressions should occur at a rate of thirty compressions in approximately eighteen seconds. Each compression should occur at a depth of two inches.  Previously, a chest compression depth of one and a half inches was considered satisfactory.

Other recommendations made by the association include more frequent training than the usual two-year interval for recertification and further examination of therapeutic hypothermia as an effective treatment for post cardiac arrest. To minimize interruptions during the administration of chest compressions, the association recommended the elimination of checking for a pulse during the emergency response sequence. With regard to first aid, the areas of interest in the guidelines were much less conclusive. Topics of continued interest were noted; however, the association remained undecided on any further recommendations due to inconclusive study results.

Topics included in the 2010 guidelines with regard to first aid include anaphylaxes, the administration of aspirin for chest pains, hands only CPR, advocacy of the “recovery” position, use of tourniquets, spinal stabilization, snake bites, and frostbite. The association added jellyfish stings to this list of first aid concerns, and also acknowledged the use of oral fluid replacement, particularly in drinks containing electrolytes, for dehydration.

The American Heart Association’s 2010 Guidelines are a two-part report; the first part includes an executive summary that highlights achievements and pinpoints challenges in both CPR and first aid. The second part includes evidence evaluation and management of conflicts of interest. Despite the association’s recommendations for changes, particularly with regard to the administration of CPR to cardiac arrest victims, the American Heart Association continues to acknowledge CPR, even in its conventional form, as a vital lifesaving skill in the event of medical emergencies. Redwood City CPR Classes teaches these life-saving courses in their large office in Redwood City, CA. You can call them for more information at 650-298-9804.