Category Archives: BCLS

Video: BCLS, BLS, and CPR Classes: What Are The Different Classes All About

Nursing Educator Michele Kunz discusses some of the differences and similarities of the several different basic life-saver courses available to healthcare professionals and to lay-rescuers. Michele has many other videos on YouTube covering all aspects of PALS, ACLS, and BLS. … Continue reading

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Video: 10 Hot Tips For Passing The AHA BLS And CPR Certification Class And Exam

Video Description: Michele discusses 10 hot tips to help you be successful when taking the AHA certification class and exam for BLS and CPR. These tips are especially helpful for students and first-timers. Please watch in HD. Click here to … Continue reading

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What Are BCLS, BLS, and CPR-Heartsaver Certification Programs All About?

Overview of the BCLS and BLS Certification Program Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is a qualification demonstrating that someone has successfully completed a BCLS program.  The program may take up to 6-8 hours. This program reviews the risks for … Continue reading

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Hands-Only CPR Simplifies Saving Lives For Bystanders

Chest compressions alone, or Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), can save lives and can be used to help an adult who suddenly collapses, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement. Hands-Only CPR is a potentially lifesaving option to be … Continue reading

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A New Order for CPR, Spelled C-A-B: American Heart Association Guidelines

The American Heart Association is re-arranging the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in its 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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CPR Efforts Successful On Man With No Pulse for 96 Minutes

By all counts, the 54-year-old man who collapsed on a recent winter night in rural Minnesota would likely have died. He’d suffered a heart attack, and even though he was given continuous CPR and a series of shocks with a … Continue reading

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Chest Compression-Only CPR Improves Survival in Cardiac Arrest Patients, Study Finds

Heart attack patients whose hearts have stopped beating and who receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from bystanders fare better if their resuscitators skip the rescue breaths and do only chest compression, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University … Continue reading

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Hospital CPR Quality Is Worse at Night

CPR quality is worse during in-hospital cardiac arrests occurring overnight than those that happen during the day, according to a new University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine study that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions … Continue reading

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Every Second Counts When Performing CPR: Increase in Survival When AED Used Less Than 10 Seconds After CPR Pause

Every second counts when performing CPR. A new study has found the number of people who survive after suffering a cardiac arrest outside a hospital drops significantly if the pause between stopping CPR and using a defibrillator to administer an … Continue reading

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CPR Device Guides Bystanders: Computerized Defibrillator Guides Untrained Users

Human factors engineers have developed a CPR machine that allows people without CPR training to save the lives of those who are suffering from cardiac arrest. It monitors, and gives feedback about, actions such as the depth of chest compressions. … Continue reading

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