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Antiarrhythmic Drugs by Jennifer Fendler

By at December 8, 2011 | 5:53 am | 1 Comments

Antiarrhythmic drugs are used to treat arrhythmias, which is a condition that causes the heart to beat too fast or too slow. Since the heart rate is affected by too much or too little ions in the blood, there are many causes for arrhythmia. Antiarrhythmic drugs are classified into four groups. The four classes are Sodium-channel blockers, beta-blockers, potassium-channel more...

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First Time PALS | One Day ONLY Class Agenda

By at December 7, 2011 | 7:54 am | 2 Comments

PALS Class Agenda: First Time PALS Course Outline | St. Louis MO Pediatric Advanced Life Support American Heart Association ________________________________________________________________8:30 Sign In and Good MorningCourse OverviewAHA Science OverviewBLS Testing: 1 and 2 rescuer Child CPR 1 and 2 rescuer Infant CPRRespiratory more...

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3 Steps of Stroke Assessment

By at December 6, 2011 | 6:28 am | 1 Comments

The Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale checks three signs to assess for a stroke. The first is to check facial droop by asking the person to smile and checking for symmetry. Next is to ask them to hold both of their arms out in front with the palms of their hands facing up. The patient should do this with their eyes closed for at least ten seconds. If one of their arms more...

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How To Manage An Adult Patient With Respiratory Arrest

By at November 22, 2011 | 6:07 am | 0 Comment

In the clinical setting it is more likely to witness a patient suffering from respiratory arrest than cardiac arrest. Because of this it is just as important for healthcare providers to understand the proper way to manage and treat a patient who is suffering from respiratory failure.The first three steps taken when a nurse, doctor, or patient care technician finds a more...

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CPR Classes in St. Louis | AED Training Video

By at November 21, 2011 | 5:53 pm | 3 Comments

Watch as Nurse Kimberly from CPR St. Louis demonstrates how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This is a core component for any Basic Life Support (BLS) class that is American Heart Association certified. Nursing students, medical students and other emergency training programs require BLS certification. AED Training Video | CPR St. more...

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