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Imagine AED Drones to save the Day

One the biggest questions I get asked when Teaching CPR and First Aid is that when we call for help, where can we find an Automated External Defibrillator AED?  Some locations have AED visible, but there are other places like a park which may not have an AED readily available.  A futuristic idea would have an AED sent right to …

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A Dangerous Cardiac Condition

Many different cardiac events can endanger your life. One of these cardiac events is Cardiac Tamponade. Cardiac Tamponade is a condition that you might encounter through an external force. This is a medical emergency and is fatal if not treated correctly. Cardiac Tamponade is pressure on the heart that occurs when blood or fluid builds up in the space between …

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This is National EMS Week

Last week was National Police week and this week is National EMS week from May 21-27. This year theme perfectly captures the essence of Emergency Medical Service Work “Always in Service”. EMT’s has a challenging position in being the 4 chain link in the CPR chain of survival. They are the secondary responders in any medical emergency. The 2017 Strong …

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The Beating Heart Center Corner

The Beating Heart Center has been quiet for the past few weeks with it’s blogging.  The reality is that we have been working hard to improve our service and accessibility to our communities, companies, and agencies.  We would like to show you some of the significant milestones that we have been able to do and present our new services to …

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How to Respond to Emergency Situations

When an actual emergency happens during your daily routine, it disrupts your normal train of thought.  The first thing that comes to mind is that this is not real and who ever is involved is just joking.  The next thing that comes to mind is the alert thought that says this is for real and what do we do? At …

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February Heart Month

The month of February has a lot of labels especially if you want to impress the one you love. February is the month for the heart. The Beating Heart Center is here to help you know how to save the heart you love the most. What you need to know is how to identify if the heart you love is …

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What The Beating Heart Center can offer You

What The Beating Heart Center (BHC) can off you, is a more excellent training preparation for all your medical, disaster emergency needs. The BHC is a medical education center for the community, corporations, and government facilities. We can help you become confident in responding to any medical emergency. We like to show you the top eight programs we have to …

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Can CPR Feedback devices help improve your CPR skills?

Taking a CPR class can seem overwhelming especially when you have taken one before.  You try to remember what the compression ratio is and understand how much pressure does it take to compress the chest.  Going over CPR once in every two years makes it difficult to remember anything.  That is why using CPR feedback devices are useful in the …

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Glucose Insulin and Potassium GIK can potentially reverse a Heart Attack.

How can Glucose, Insulin, and Potassium save your life?  Glucose, Insulin, and Potassium is also known as GIK is a simple solution to saving anyone suffering from Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI).  Heart attacks is an AMI. AMI is the leading cause of death in America.  There are over 500,000 deaths due to heart attacks every year and less than 10% …

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September is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month

What is sudden cardiac arrest SCA? SCA is when the heart has an electrical malfunction where the heart is no longer able to pump blood throughout the body. When this happens, the hearts normal pace maker fires radically and makes the heart quiver like if the heart paralyzed.  The patient will suddenly collapse with little to no warning.  Immediately if you …

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How important is Bloodborne Pathogens To You?

How are bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) important to you? The average person knows about having gloves on when someone is bleeding. The problem is that most people do not think of having these simple devices near them in the case of an emergency. It is hard to keep in mind dangers that we cannot …

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Who actually needs to be trained in CPR?

Around here at The Beating Heart Center we believe that everyone needs to be trained in CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). There are some people that climb to the top of the list, simply because of what they do. When you are working a job that the lives of patients are in your hands, you definitely need to be …