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: https://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

Redwood City BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR

Here a new video from our instructor Charles showing the BLS  skills! Great to watch it before class or as a refreshing for your renewal BLS class:

 

We provide BLS, ACLS and First Aid classes. For more information on the dates and times of our classes, please visit our website: https://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com

 

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

Lots of Free Parking
Distance from San Mateo: 6 miles
Distance from Palo Alto: 6 miles
Distance from Menlo Park: 4 miles
Distance from Burlingame: 10 miles

 

 

Palo Alto, CA American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED Classes

When: Sunday December 22nd, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm

Cost: $140

Card: Valid for 2 years

AHA CPR & First-aid class

This course is for renewing or initial student and is considered a basic first-aid class. If you are interested in receiving more advanced training, we 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. The CPR part covers adult, child and infant CPR, choke-saving and how to use the AED.
There are not any official lunch breaks in this course but there will be breaks on the hour. Please war comfortable clothing!

To register please go to our website: https://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

 

Menlo Park, CA American Heart Association CPR Classes

When: Tuesday November 19th, 2013

Time: 5:00pm

Cost: $70

CPR renewal class in Redwood City

The Heartsaver CPR class is 3 hours long. You will also get your CPR card on day of class, which is valid for 2 years. Come in comfortable clothing, you will be doing a lot of CPR practice with the manikins. For more information and to register please click on our website: https://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

 

San Carlos, CA American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers classes

When: Sunday November 17th, 2013

Time: From 9am to 12pm

Cost: $80

AHA BLS CPR in San Mateo

The American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR class is 3 hours long. It covers adult, child and infant CPR, choke-saving, how to use the AED (Automated External Defibrillator). We also have other locations in San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Concord, Dublin and Novato. For more information please visit our website: https://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/bls-for-hcp-classroom/

 

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

Lots of Free Parking
Distance from San Mateo: 6 miles
Distance from Palo Alto: 6 miles
Distance from Menlo Park: 4 miles
Distance from Burlingame: 10 miles

 

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: https://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

Lots of Free Parking

San Mateo, CA American Heart Association CPR classes

When: November 5th, 2013

Time: From 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost: $70

Palo Alto CPR Classes

The American Heart Association CPR class covers Adult, Child and Infant CPR, choke-saving, and the use of AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This class is for people renewing or taking it for the first time. Please click on our link for more information: https://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com/course-catalog/heartsaver-cpraed/

 

Redwood City CPR Classes
Free street parking!
777 Woodside Road, Suite A-1
Redwood City, CA 94061
Phone: 650-298-9804
https://www.redwoodcitycprclasses.com


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.

Traveling with children can be an exciting experience if you take the time to prepare for every potential child-sized emergency beforehand. Kids are excited as well as nervous about travel. These tips can make the trip go smoothly and not affect your stress levels at all.

 

Bring along age appropriate activities for the kids, including several games and novel activities that can keep them occupied. Do not forget to pack their very favorite pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal. This will make them feel comfortable, no matter how far away from home you travel. Include easy-to-open snacks and juice boxes as well. The child or children can then be in charge of that bag, which will give them some sense of responsibility so they can feel a little bit in control.

 

Comic books, coloring books, and easy-to-read, lighthearted fiction are great to pack along. If your children are a little older, bring along their favorite pop culture magazines or the latest book of their favorite series. You can enjoy the family activity of reading together or pass along the books when other activities lose their interest.

 

Don’t let children pack themselves. If they do, make sure that you check their luggage so they aren’t bringing their entire collection of rocks with them or other items they think they can’t live without. Although it may be fun for them to pack their own bags, you need to make sure they pack their essentials, which they may not even consider.

 

STS of Redwood City  recommends bringing small first-aid kit as it can make all the difference in the world when your child is experiencing nausea, a headache, a fever, or other common childhood ailments during your journey. Adhesive bandages are also an essential for those minor scrapes or cuts. Putting together a kit that will cover most of the unexpected mishaps will make any slight emergency tolerable and taken care of quickly.

 

Another essential to pack is a camera for your child only. Invest in an inexpensive digital camera or buy several disposable cameras. This way they don’t fill your memory card with pictures of the airport floor, the plane’s window, random shots of their feet, pictures that are missing the subject’s heads, or out-of-focus pictures. If you have more than one child you are traveling with, buy more than one camera to avoid the bickering.

 

While looking for learning opportunities and ways to keep your child occupied have him or her learn new words or languages. If you are traveling abroad, encourage them to say please and thank you in the language of the country you are visiting. While traveling within the United States there are many local opportunities to discuss languages as most states have particular accents and ways of pronouncing words.

 

One other thing that you will want to do as a parent or caretaker is to pack and wear clothing with several pockets in which you can slip random surprise toys, snacks, and other creative distractions for children. By wearing clothing with pockets you can avoid dragging around a large pack for their benefit.

 

Use these tips from Safety Training Seminars of Redwood City to make travel a great experience for those of all ages. By bringing along a few choice items your little travel companions won’t be a bother at all; and you can happily view the world from their perspective with child-like eyes and wonder.

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.