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Dr. Heimlich Performs Heimlich

By Thomas | Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Heimlich’s, Heimlich Save Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, performed the lifesaving technique he invented for the FIRST TIME when a woman choked on her hamburger in the seat beside him. By Joanna Walters in New York For The Guardian The surgeon who gave his name to the simple but dramatic procedure used to rescue people from choking…

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How to Stop the Bleed

By Thomas | Sep 26, 2019

How to Stop the Bleed Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent. Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result…

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Red Cross Licensed Training Providers Group on LinkedIn

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

Northwest Response has started an American Red Cross Licensed Training Provider Group on LinkedIn. To access the group visit this link: LinkedIn LTP Group

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Back To School First Aid Classes

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

Teachers & Daycare Workers Need First Aid Training Sadly summer is over and Teachers and Day Care workers have headed back into the classroom and playroom. While First Aid /CPR & AED training may be the last item on everyone’s list; keep in mind that there is a requirement under the law to be current…

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AEDs on Boats; A Very Good Idea

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

The Case for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Aboard Vessels. Consider that most Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) happen while on solid ground, a city, a home, an urban environment. When this happens, we have a rather good chance that Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will arrive in 4-8 minutes, so long as you are within an urban…

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First Aid Rules

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

“If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it’s that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!” Author Unknown, but he/she must be a teacher! The above comment is amusing, but it does emphasize the need to “size up the scene” to know its safe before…

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Fit Testing! More Than A Formality

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

Why Fit Testing is so important to get right. A Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstander received the report of the ammonia leak aboard the Excellence at 1:13 p.m. on a Friday. The Excellence, which was moored in Dutch Harbor, evacuated all 129 crew members from the vessel. The Unalaska Fire Department reported that an unknown…

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Automated External Defibrillators as Gifts

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

This morning I felt the chill in the air which told me that summer is making way for Fall, then Winter, and then the Holidays! I should start working on a Christmas gift list, and just don’t have enough hours in the day (all that went through my head in about two seconds flat) …ARGHHH!!…

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Awake During CPR?? WHAT NOW?

By Thomas | Sep 25, 2019

This video is from my favorite Doc, ZUBIN DAMANIA, MD.   UCSF/Stanford trained internal medicine physician and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative primary care clinic and model for Health 3.0 that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement in Las Vegas spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. During a decade-long career as a hospitalist at Stanford, Doctor Damania led a…

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