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Stop Taking That Aspirin You Were Told To Take

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day to prevent a heart attack or stroke is no longer recommended for most older adults, according to guidelines released Sunday.  After doctors said for decades that a daily 75 to 100 milligrams of aspirin could prevent cardiovascular problems, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association reversed that idea.  A large clinical trial found a daily low-dose aspirin had no effect on prolonging life in healthy, elderly people and actually suggested the pills could be linked to major hemorrhages.
Sunday's recommendations say low-dose aspirin should not be given to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease on a routine basis to adults older than 70 or any adult at an increased risk of bleeding.  “Clinicians should be very selective in prescribing aspirin for people without known cardiovascular disease,” cardiologist Roger Blumenthal said in a statement. "It’s much more important to optimize lifestyle habits and control bl…
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Competitor Vendor Program - Turn In Your Cards!

Did you accidentally certify with the wrong online company? Sadly, this can happen with so many new vendors appearing online.  CPRTrainingFast was the first of it's kind 100% online BCLS, ACLS and PALS company in 2005. 

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CPRTrainingFast FB Page Features News & Promos

At www.cprtrainingfast.com , we love to keep our clients updated on interesting health related news.  In addition to stories you can find here on our blog, we also feature news stories on our Facebook page at CPRTrainingFast.  One of our most popular features was the new call for hands-only CPR.  You can also find updates and algorithms for ACLS and PALS.
Additionally, our Facebook page features the most amazing promo codes for deep, deep discounts on BCLS (BLS), ACLS and PALS certifications and recertifications.  Even though our courses are 100% online, we still offer free skills test forms for evaluations if your employer or school requires them.  Prep materials are always free!

American Heart Association Recommends Hands-Only CPR

Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). It consists of two easy steps:
1. Call 9-1-1 (or send someone to do that). 
2. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest. When you call 911, you need to stay on the phone until the 911 dispatcher (operator) tells you to hang up. The dispatcher will ask you about the emergency. They will also ask for details like your location. It is important to be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed location or address. Remember that answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.
Watch this video to learn how to do hands-only CPR!
Stayin' Alive With Hands-Only CPR

Study Reveals new Danger from E-Cigarette Flavorings

Electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigs or vapes are a new and developing technology, yet little is known about the medical risk they pose to users. A new study offers insight into the effects of e-cigs. The flavoring used in nicotine juices may pose a risk to blood vessels and the cells within the heart. Although e-cigarettes were originally marketed as a cleaner alternative to smoking or a tool to help smokers quit, “They have also gained popularity among young people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was an increase in middle and high school students using e-cigarettes from 2011 to 2016.” Ultimately, the study concluded that, “Our work and prior research have provided evidence that flavorings induce toxicity in the lung and cardiovascular systems. Flavorings are also a driver of youth tobacco use and sustained tobacco use among smokers." Due to the cardiovascular damage that e-cigs cause, it is recommended that medical professio…

Why Take ACLS Online Certification

ACLS certification is an absolute necessity in today’s medical landscape. ACLS or Advanced Cardiac Life Support is a skill that all medical professionals should know if they hope to save lives and succeed in the medical field. ACLS certification online is not rushed, for you can work at your own pace on ACLS online, BCLS online, and PALS online tests. These tests are extremely valuable, as they are valid for two years and renewal is quick and easy. Online testing often takes half the time that in-person live demonstration classes take. Having proper credentials like ACLS certification is a necessity for applying for jobs, specifically those in hospitals, as a first responder, or someone responsible for watching children. It is wise to have these certifications before you even apply. Online testing affords the opportunity to study the free prep materials and cardiac life support algorithms closely before you test. If you fail, you may just study the materials again or take a practice tes…

Oyster Bacteria Related Deaths Reported In Florida

July 24, 2018 by Max Gotlieb - Healthcare Reporter

According to TIME Magazine, “A Florida man has died after eating a raw oyster contaminated with a highly infectious strain of bacteria.” Health officials have identified the cause of death as a flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. It causes infection of skin and open wounds. Vibrio vulnificus symptoms include irregular or rapid heartbeat and congestive heart failure. The bacteria are commonly found in brackish water during summer months. Typical contraction methods are through the consumption of undercooked seafood or entrance through open wounds. To prevent contracting the bacteria, officials recommend that all wounds are properly dressed before going into the water. Another suggestion is to only eat well-prepared seafood, such as oysters. In the event that one does become infected, knowing BLS, commonly known as CPR, is recommended. The bacteria can cause irregular heartbeats, so knowing how to save the infected person’s lif…