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3 Steps of Stroke Assessment

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

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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Will Everyone Require ACLS?

By at December 6, 2011 | 6:21 am |

Requiring Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification for all licensed registered nurses, as well as other health care providers, is becoming a trend in many hospitals across the country. In the past, healthcare facilities would only require RNs working in critical care areas such as the emergency department, intensive care unit, and the operating room to be ACLS more...

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How To Manage An Adult Patient With Respiratory Arrest

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

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 |

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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Stroke Algorithm Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS)

By at November 20, 2011 | 6:17 am |

The American Heart Association has included the suspected stroke algorithm into its Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course curriculum. Continued research provides both members of the community and healthcare providers with detailed information to better facilitate the care of a suspected stoke victim. The for first time ACLS students the American Heart Association more...

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