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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 3 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 23, 2012 | 9:41 am | 0 Comment

Ventricular fibrillation is perhaps the most deadly arrhythmia of all.  In V-fib, as it is commonly called, chaotic impulses cause the ventricles of the heart to quiver instead of actively pumping blood.  In a study published by the American Heart Association and titled “Evidence for multiple mechanisms in Human Ventricular Fibrillation”, researchers concluded that more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 2 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 22, 2012 | 8:16 am | 0 Comment

Atrial fibrillation is a fast and chaotic beating of the atria.  It mainly affects older people so the risk of developing atrial fibrillation dramatically increases past the age of sixty.  Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib as it is commonly referred to, is mostly caused by wear and tear on the heart, especially for those people with chronic high blood pressure or other more...

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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 1 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 21, 2012 | 2:47 pm | 1 Comments

An arrhythmia is defined as any variation from the normal rhythm in the heartbeat.  When the heart beats, the electrical impulses that cause it to contract follow a specific pathway through the heart.  Heart arrhythmias occur when the electrical impulses that control the heartbeat do not work properly, causing the heart to beat either too fast, too slow, or more...

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Respiratory Diseases – Microbiology STLCC Lecture Online

By at December 7, 2012 | 6:13 pm | 2 Comments

Diseases of the Respiratory System Microbiology STLCC Lecture Online I. Bacterial Disease Respiratory TractA. Streptococcal pharyngitis (Strep throat)1. Steptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococci, GAS)a. Also responsible for skin and soft tissue infections1) Impetigo, acute bacterial endocarditisb. GAS are resistant to more...

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CPR Class St. Louis Community College STLCC, Nursing Program

By at December 2, 2012 | 3:49 pm | 0 Comment

St. Louis Community College Nursing Students in the STLCC Nursing Program can get the required Basic Life Support CPR class for healthcare providers by Clicking Here  CPR St. Louis offers the required CPR class for all healthcare provider school programs, i.e. nursing school, dental hygiene school, 2 year physical and occupation therapy, radiology techs, etc. more...

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