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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…

Is Your Multivitamin Doing Anything For Your Heart?

Multivitamins have long been seen as a quick solution for a number of problems, the most notable being heart disease and stroke. Recently, though, a new study has shown that they, in fact, don’t prevent either. The American Heart Association reports that one third of American consume multivitamins, convinced that they will solve their cardiac problems. A recent study, released by Dr. Joonseok Kim states that, “One of the big problems with multivitamin use is that it could deviate the public from following the measures that are proven to be beneficial for cardiovascular health, including eating fruits and vegetables, and doing more exercise.” Another study recently concluded that multivitamins offer no protection against heart disease and stroke. These studies are particularly convincing as they use clinical trials where doctors and scientists may closely control many confounding variables. This news is unnerving for many, as they may now see themselves as at risk for heart disease; thus…

Certifying ACLS and PALS Online

Health care providers are aware of ACLS and PALS certifications. When needing a provider card, most people need a quick solution that will not interfere with the strenuous work schedules. The best way to accomplish this is through online ACLS PALS certification. Not only can you certify from anywhere in the world through an online program, but it is easier to work around a hectic life.
Online ACLS and PALS courses are private and self-paced, and this allows the student to study and complete the course on their time. Many may already be familiar with the ACLS and PALS algorithms and are capable of completing the work quickly. Others may prefer to move at a slower pace and review areas of the online training analytically. In both cases self-paced online courses afford the luxury of a personalized learning experience. Individual healthcare providers are able to tailor the class to their own private needs. Below are some of the many other advantages to signing up for online ACLS and PALS …

ACLS and BCLS: What Are They and Who Needs Them

ACLS and BCLS are integral credentials for medical professionals to have. ACLS is short for Advanced Cardiac Life Support, while BCLS is short for Basic Cardiac Life Support. BCLS is also known as BLS, Basic Life Support. It is recommended that doctors are well-versed and certified in both. These certifications prepare trainees for a wide range of heart conditions and complications that are likely to occur in a medical setting. These skills are applicable for resuscitation and cardiac support in hospitals and in the field.  BCLS is not limited to medical professionals. CPR is a common term for BCLS. The certification is very common, as medical professionals, dentists, first responders, and lifeguards are typically required to be certified to obtain a license to work in their respective fields. Being certified in ACLS is more difficult, yet it is recommended for more advanced cardiac life support situations where a higher degree of knowledge is required to properly assess and manage situ…

Dog Gives CPR

Pancho, a Spanish police dog has shown that he may be capable of saving lives. A video of the dog, who works for Municipal Police of Madrid, has gone viral. The video shows him giving chest compressions to a fellow officer with his paws and feeling the officer's neck for a pulse. Pancho isn't capable of providing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but he is attentive and careful.  Dogs have been credited with saving lives with CPR before. It may valuable to give all dogs CPR training. CPR is also known as BLS or BCLS, short for basic life support and basic cardiac life support. For now, though, an easier way to ensure that lives can be saved is for everyone to have CPR certification or BLS certification. www.CPRTrainingFast.com offers these courses, as well as ACLS certification online, training materials, and free prep tests.  The training materials included at www.CPRTrainingFast.com include algorithms, practice tests, videos, and other instructional materials. Anybody can obtain t…

CPRTrainingFast Ventures Into Medical Marijuana Training Certifications for Healthcare Professionals

Post By Max Gotlieb/Healthcare Reporter

Today, www.CPRTrainingFast.com announced that they will begin venturing into medical marijuana and medical marijuana training. They have launched medical marijuana education materials on their website, www.CPRTrainingFast.com, and the Amazon Kindle Marketplace. 
Two eBooks were launched. Named Medical Marijuana: Basic Cannabinoid Certification Study Guide and Medical Marijuana: Advanced Cannabinoid Certification Study Guide, these two study guides best prepare medical professionals for the clinical usage of cannabis, an expanding medical practice.
As cannabis is being legalized nationwide for clinical and medical purposes, www.CPRTrainingFast.com is committed to ensuring that their clients are capable of properly using medical marijuana and helpingpatients.
These two new guides accompany the BCLS certification and ACLS online certification that the site already offers. The website also includes free algorithms and practice tests, as well as answers…

ACLS Study Guide with Test Answers Released On Amazon Kindle

June 7, 2018, Philadelphia, PA – Today, www.CPRTrainingFast.com announced it has published threeeBooks on multiple platforms, including the Amazon Kindle marketplace.  The most exciting part:  our exams and answer keys are included in the form of a practice test.
The eBooks are being sold for just one dollar. They are named The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Study Guide, The Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Provider Study Guide

Officials Encourage Summer Water Safety

by Max Gotlieb
Healthcare Reporter

As summer approaches, many will begin swimming in pools, lakes, and the ocean. Swimming, a fun pastime, is enjoyable, yet extremely dangerous when proper precautions are not taken. Drowning is the fatal consequence of pool safety not being taken seriously.
According to the CDC, there is an average of 3,536 deaths as a result of unintentional drowning every year. Children aged 14 years and younger account for 1 of every 5 unintentional drowning deaths.
It is crucial to understand risk factors that contribute to drowning. These include swimming without the proper ability, lack of barriers around the body of water, lack of supervision, alcohol use, and preexisting medical conditions.
Meghan Holohan from Today.com writes, "For safer open water swimming the organization recommends teaching open water swimming, as well as pool swimming, and having a designated "watcher" who keeps an eye on swimmers the whole time they're in the water.&…

Ebola Cases On The Rise

Post By Max Gotlieb - Healthcare Reporter

Once again, there has been an outbreak of Ebola. This time the devastating virus has spread through the Congo. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other aid groups have taken notice. They seek to mitigate the effects of Ebola and stop the outbreak in its tracks. This occurrence of the virus is particularly concerning as there have been confirmed cases found in the city of Mbandaka, a densely-populated city that houses a busy river port.
Since its discovery in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire), the virus has typically struck in remote areas, causing hemorrhagic fever among those infected. Between 2014 and 2016, there was a large outbreak of Ebola that killed nearly 11,000 people throughout West Africa.
A result of animals from tropical regions, Ebola has been traced to have originated from bats. Other possible hosts of the virus are the hunted African animals, namely monkeys and apes that are killed for food.
Unfortunately,…

ACLS Certification Eyes Virtual Reality

ACLS Certification Eyes Virtual Reality Posted by Max Gotlieb - Healthcare Reporter



Virtual reality has transcended the notion that it is solely for entertainment purposes. No longer is virtual reality only used in video games and remote laboratories. Recently, the new technology has been adopted for practical uses. The complex computer functions work to simulate and recreate human senses and real situations. 
Obviously, this technology would seem to be perfect for medical applications. Now that virtual reality programs and devices have been matured and fine-tuned, locations such as the Children's Hospital Los Angeles have started to use it. Teaming up with AiSolve, Bioflight VR, and Oculus, they have constructed a training simulation for emergency pediatric trauma situations to ensure readiness, quick reactions, and proper ca