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New Study Finds Heart Attacks Jump After Daylight Saving Time (5/9/2014)
While many people feel groggy or irritable the day after springing forward for daylight saving time, a new study suggests the health effects may be more serious than that. According to research from t...
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New Study for People with A-Fib (4/30/2014)
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Better care for patients with atrial fibrillation is the goal of newly updated treatment guidelines for doctors, based on the most recent research and clinical evidenc...
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HEART ATTACK PRECAUTION (3/30/2014)
Heart Attack info on New Aspirin Read and heed! This can't be read TOO many times!!!!! This is good info.   You should not lie down while waiting for the EMT  Heart attack...
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Healthy Behaviors Prevent Heart Disease (2/28/2014)
Mayo cardiologist Sharon Mulvagh, MD, had some excellent statistics and tips to share with us about healthy behaviors that can prevent heart disease.   In recent years, the number of deaths tha...
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Dead Mans Recovery Shows Why Prolonged CPR Works (2/18/2014)
Ohio man’s recovery several minutes after doctors declared him dead shows how murky the decision can be about when to stop resuscitation efforts.  While Anthony Yahle, 37, may not have bee...
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AHA Issues Stroke Prevention Guidelines for Women (2/11/2014)
HealthDay News --  The American Heart Association has issued gender-specific guidelines aimed at reducing strokes based on risk factors unique to women. Women are disproportionately af...
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BLS Classes for March 2014 is $50, Book Now (2/7/2014)
I am having a March Madness month.  BLS Classes for only $50.  Call 919-909-1989 to book now!...
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Strokes -Causes and Risk Factors (2/7/2014)
WHAT CAUSES A STROKE? Strokes can happen when the blood supply to the brain is blocked off, or when a blocked blood vessel in the brain hemorrhages. In both cases, the surrounding tissues and part of...
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Action CPR Becomes Member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in 2014 (1/27/2014)
Action CPR, LLC is so excited of becoming a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce4 in 2014. I am looking to network with new people, and grow my business in 2014!...
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New Article Stating If You have a Family History of Heart Disease, You Should be On Statins! (1/20/2014)
The well-established strategy among doctors for reducing cardiovascular disease has been to lower bad cholesterol, or LDL, to specific targets (below 100 or below 70 for people at high risk). No more....
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DO NOT TOUCH AN AED, OR A VICTIM, WHEN AN AED IS ANALYZING OR CHARGING. (12/25/2013)
If you touch an AED or the victim while the AED is analyzing, the AED will not analyze correctly.  If you took the victim or AED when charging, you will be shocked, and they will have to rescusci...
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Differences Between Heartsaver CPR and BLS Healthcare Provider CPR? (12/24/2013)
The difference between Heartsaver CPR and BLS Healthcare CPR are the following:   BLS Healthcare you have: 2 person rescues advanced airway breathing feeling for pulses rescue breathing ...
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AED Accessibility: A Question of Where and When (12/21/2013)
When it comes to AED effectiveness, accessibility matters -- not just in terms of where AEDs are placed but in terms of when they're accessible as well. A recent study of publicly accessible AEDs in C...
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Heart Attacks are the Number One Killer Among Women (12/15/2013)
More women die of heart attacks than men, because our symptoms are much less obvious than mens symptoms. If you are a woman, and you are feeling funny, do not push off the symptoms.  Go to a car...
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BLS Certifications in the Triangle (12/10/2013)
Everyone in the healthcare field needs to take BLS every two years. Start the New Year right by getting certified by Action CPR! We train 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m-10:00 p.m. Call 919-909-1989 to...
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Get CPR Certified in 2014, and Save a Life! (12/1/2013)
People do not understand how important it is to get CPR Certified. I train quite a few corporate accounts, and it's amazing how many of the people at these companies tell me that a week after they pu...
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Ohio Man Survives After Being Pronounced Dead After 45 Minutes (11/7/2013)
An Ohio man’s recovery several minutes after doctors declared him dead shows how murky the decision can be about when to stop resuscitation efforts.  While Anthony Yahle, 37, may not have ...
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Calcium May Cause Heart Attacks by Clogging Arteries (10/9/2013)
Researchers in New Zealand have discovered that calcium supplements may increase the risk of heart attack in healthy postmenopausal women.The study is published online today, Wedne...
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NEW AHA COMPRESSION RATE (10/8/2013)
The AHA now states that the new compression rate is 100-120 per minute, approximately 2 per second.  Go fast, go deep, recoil!...
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BLS Certifications through Action CPR...the Best in the Triangle! (10/1/2013)
Are you tired of taking CPR classes where they push you through their class like cattle, and you walk out not knowing what you are doing, and you could not save a life, if your life depended on it? T...
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BLS CERTIFICATIONS (9/18/2013)
I have quite a few people signing up for Heartsaver CPR for the lay person, but if you are in the healthcare field, you are required to take Basic Life Support CPR. If you have any questions, call Jo...
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A HUMOROUS CPR STORY...A MUST READ! (9/14/2013)
  Below is a funny story I found on line that I thought I would share with everyone. The CPR performed in the story is the old method, but I thought you would appreciate the humor.  Annie ...
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21 Wait Staff Dies in Cheesecake Factory Kitchen (8/8/2013)
It is amazing to me that restaurants, especially chain restaurants are not required to take CPR and First Aid. One of my  students told me that a 21 years old was prepping in the kitchen when he...
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COMPRESSION DEPTH FOR ANYONE OVER 1 YEAR OLD IS 2 INCHES DEEP (8/6/2013)
The new AHA 2010 guidelines state that the compression depth is now 2 inches deep on anybody over a year old. You want to go fast, go deep and recoil....
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GET RID OF MUSCLE CRAMPS IN SECONDS-OLD WIVES TALE THAT WORKS! (6/20/2013)
If you ever get a muscle cramp, take a teaspoon of any yellow mustard and swallow it.  It may not taste the best, but it gets rid of your cramps in 5 seconds.  You will not even have a pain ...
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YAWNING MAY BE A SIGN OF A HEART ATTACK! (5/20/2013)
VASOVAGAL REACTION Vasovagal reaction is the scientific term for excessive yawning. The reaction is caused by the action of a nerve, appropriately called the vagus nerve, on the blood vessels. Vaso...
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Teen Collapses, Dies at Florida Baseball Tournament (5/17/2013)
HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Tragedy strikes the Richmond-based Metropolitan Junior Baseball League. A teenage player collapsed and died during a major tournament in Miami over the weekend. The parents of D...
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New Study Highlights Importance of Cardiologist Follow-Ups for Chest-Pain Patients (5/10/2013)
While people may know that chest pain should result in a trip to the emergency department (ED), many do not know about the importance of following up with a cardiologist afterward. Research recently p...
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Heart Attacks and Water (5/2/2013)
Heart Attacks and Water   How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up duringthe night?Heart Atta...
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BLS Classes Given 7 Days A Week! (4/30/2013)
I give BLS Classes 7 days a week, so do not worry about looking for classes who teach only classes of 8 or more.  I train daily from 8:00-10:00 a.m. I also give Pediatric First Aid & Workpla...
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Why Early Defibrillation Is So Important! (4/16/2013)
Why Should You Use an AED As Soon as It Becomes Available: If you use an AED within 5 minutes, it increases your chances of survival by 50%.   If you use an AED in the first minute, it increase...
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EPHINEPHRINE PENS - NEW GUIDELINES (4/3/2013)
After you have administered an Ephinephrine Pen, if the needle was exposed and medicine went into the victim, you cannot administer a second Epinephrine Pen.  Only a physician can administer a se...
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TICK BITES (3/17/2013)
If you are ever bitten by a tick, do not use a match to make it release.  Take a tweezer and very slowly pull the tick straight up until the skin tents and the tick releases. If you can take the...
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CPR AT NURSING HOMES (3/9/2013)
I cannot understand why the State of NC makes CNA's take BLS Healthcare Provider CPR, but they do not allow them to use it. It just does not make sense.  The first few minutes are the most criti...
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Off-duty Firefighters CPR Help Save a Connecticut Mans life (2/4/2013)
  WEST HAVEN, Conn. — Ryan DeJonghe says he would not be alive today if his parents were not visiting from Ohio. DeJonghe, 35, said if they were not visiting, he would not have gone out t...
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How to Use an Automated External Defibrillator (2/1/2013)
  HOW TO USE AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR   Turn on the AED, put on the pads, and plug it in last, and yell “STAND CLEAR.” If you touch the box or the victim while it...
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HS CPR TRAINING REQUIREMENT (1/1/2013)
A new law required North Carolina students to learn lifesaving skills before they graduate.  Governor Perdue signed the bill into the law on July 23, 2012. It makes CPR Training part of the scho...
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Heart Attack Symptoms! (12/17/2012)
More women die of heart attacks than men because they have different signs when having a heart attack than men.  Unfortunately, doctors do not take women seriously when showing signs of a heart a...
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MAN SAVED IN AIRPORT! (12/5/2012)
Trained airport officials saved a man who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest at the T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island. 49-year-old Frederick Snedecor of Cocoa Beach, Florida was found un...
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BEST AHA BLS AND HEARTSAVER AED CLASS IN THE TRIANGLE! (11/28/2012)
If you want the best BLS Class in the Triangle, come to Action CPR.   All our BLS and Heartsaver CPR classes are two hours long. We give one-on-one training.   Action CPR does not make yo...
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AHA BLS HCP Is The Only CPR Accepted by The Healthcare Field in the State of North Carolina (10/20/2012)
It's amazing how many schools do not tell their students to get BLS Healthcare Provider CPR. BLS by the AHA is the only CPR that is accepted in North Carolina.  Therefore, if you are a nurse, do...
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CPR INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOGS AND CATS (10/1/2012)
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure that can help dogs that have stopped breathing and whose hearts have stopped beating. Dog CPR is very similar to the proce...
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Recognizing Heart Attacks in Women (9/3/2012)
  THURSDAY, August 23, 2012 — One might think a thirty-something woman has a better chance of getting attention in a crowded emergency room than her parent or grandparent, but ne...
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SHOULD A LAY PERSON DO A TOURNIQUET? (9/1/2012)
People who are not in the healthcare field should absolutely "NOT DO" a tourniquet.  If someone ties a tourniquet too tight on a victim, there may be a chance they can ruin the nerves, and then t...
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News on Ephinephrine Pens! (8/13/2012)
The New AHA Guidelines states that a person cannot give more than 1 epinephrine pen injection.  If the first epi injection did not help the victim, the victim must be taken to a doctor or hospita...
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Who Needs BLS Healthcare Provider CPR? (7/21/2012)
I get so many calls asking what kind of CPR Training someone needs.   If you are in the healthcare field, it does not matter if you are a doctor, nurse, Physical Therapist, psychiatrist, certifi...
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Choking Babies and Children- One Thing You Should Never Do (7/6/2012)
If your infant or child has a small item in their mouth, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER do a blind finger sweep to remove the object.  That is the worst thing you can do. It pushes the object further ...
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How to Get Rid of Muscle Cramps in less than 2 minutes naturally!!!! (6/18/2012)
I am on Pravastatin for my cholesterol, which gives me a tremendous amount of foot and leg cramps.  At times, my cramps last for over 6 hours.  Sometimes I can barely walk the next day. Som...
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SOME FACT YOU MAY NOT KNOW FOR BURNS, WHICH I FOUND OUT BY USING ON MYSELF. (6/7/2012)
If you have a burn that is red and not blistered, you can put table salt or soy sauce on it.  In a about an hour, the pain and redness will be gone. Try it, it really does work.  I have use...
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How to Save Someone that Drowns (5/21/2012)
If someone drowns, immediately pull them out of the pool.  If they had a diving accident, make sure you carry them out on a board and hold their head still. After removing them from the water, y...
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BLS Class Training - How To Give Breaths into a Victim When Performing CPR (5/4/2012)
It's is amazing how many bad instructors there are out there.   I have so many students that are coming for renewals that have no idea how to breathe for a victim.  They are giving too fast...
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YOU MUST BREAK RIBS TOSAVE LIVES! (4/28/2012)
When you perform compressions on a victim over a year old, you have to go down 2 inches.  On infants under a year, you must go down 1 1/2 inches on compressions.  DO NOT worry about breaking...
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Healthcare Provider CPR Is For Anyone in the Healthcare Profession! (4/18/2012)
If you are in the Healthcare Field, you must take BLS Healthcare Provider CPR, and only from the AHA (American Heart Assocation). CPR from the American Health and Safety, or American Red Cross are no...
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Why Babysitters & Nannies Should Get trained in CPR and Pediatric First Aid (4/3/2012)
It is very important for nannies and babysitters to get certified in CPR and First Aid because they need to be prepared to handle any situation that arises. More children die every day from choking, ...
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First Aid-Actions for Large Burns (3/10/2012)
If a person is in flames, have them drop to the ground and roll until the flames are extinguished.  You may also try and cover them with a blanket to further extinguish the flames. NEVER PEEL OF...
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Pediatric First Aid - How To Stop Bleeding that Will Not Stop (2/13/2012)
If a person has a very deep cut, do not wash.  Take a sterile gauze and apply firm pressure to the wound.  If blood comes through gauze, do not take off original gauze (that will break the c...
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20 PEOPLE PERFORM CPR MARATHON ON DYING MAN FOR 1 AND A HALF HOURS...MAN SURVIVES! (2/5/2012)
  By JENNIFER METZ, GLEN DACY and DAN HARRIS (@danbharris) March 3, 2011 It is not very often Dr. Roger White uses the word amazing.  But when more than 20 first responders tire...
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How To Do The Heimlich Maneuver on a Choking Victim (1/30/2012)
  If you see someone choking, the first thing you want to do is tell someone to call 911 and get an Automated External Defibrillator.   Secondly, you want to ask permission before you work...
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Poisonous Snake Bites-First Aid (1/25/2012)
In North Carolina there are two main poisonous snakes, the Copperhead and the Coral Snake.  Both have triangular heads.  The Copperhead has the markings and color of a boa in greys or browns...
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BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Has to Be Taken by All Healthcare Professionals! (1/13/2012)
Everyone in the healthcare field such as doctors, nurses, Occupation and Physical Therapists, CNAs, massage therapists, Doulas, Med Techs, X-Ray Technicians and pharmacists need to be certified in BLS...
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How Come Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Residences Do not Require Their CNAs to do CPR? (12/5/2011)
If a person becomes a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), they are required to become CPR Certified.  So why is it that so many nursing homes and assisted living facilities only let nurses do CPR,...
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ALWAYS DO CPR ON A HARD SURFACE! (9/11/2011)
If you are at home, and do not have a hard surface to do CPR on, get the victim on the floor.  If you cannot get them on the floor, you can put a piece of wood under their back. For infants, you...
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Things You Can Do To Prevent a Heart Attack! (7/23/2011)
To lower your risk of having a heart attack, stop smoking, eat fish high in omega 3's, take a baby aspirin 81 mg. a day, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol by eating less refined foods ...
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Reasons to Use a Barrier Mask! (7/16/2011)
Barrier Masks are wonderful inventions.  The American Heart Association states they are prevent you from receiving bloodborne pathogens and airborne diseases when giving mouth to mouth resuscitat...
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Strokes, Recognizing the Symptoms! (7/15/2011)
It is important to recognize stroke symptoms, and act quickly! Some of the symptoms seen both in men and women: Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side the body. S...
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Sudden Cardiac Deaths for Athletes! (6/10/2011)
A new study suggests that the number of college athletes who suffer sudden cardiac death may be higher than previously estimated. Researchers at the University of Washington found the sudden cardiac d...
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Make Sure Your AED Is In Good Working Condition! (6/6/2011)
Often, Automated Exernal Defibrillator programs are forgotten or abandoned once deployed.  Here are some tips you can use right now to make certain you are ready for an emergency. Make your AED ...
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Ask Permission from a Guardian if Performing CPR on a Child on Under 18! (3/30/2011)
If a child collapses and becomes unconscious, if you think there is a Guardian with them, make sure you ask permission before you work on their child.  If a child is by themself, just perform CPR...
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What Would You Do If You Got Bitten By A Poisonous Snake? (1/2/2011)
  1.  Back away or go around a snake.2.  Call 911.3.  Get First Aid Kit.4.  Put on personal protective equipment.5.  Ask victim to be still and calm, and tell them not t...
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More Than Two Dozen First Responders Save Man in Marathon CPR Session! (1/1/2011)
By JENNIFER METZ, GLEN DACY and DAN HARRIS (@danbharris) March 3, 2011   It's not very often Dr. Roger White uses the word "amazing." But when more than 20 first responders tireles...
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