Archive for American Heart Association

Emergency medicine has focused on the perfusion of the tissues for the past 40 years. Great emphasis is placed on excellent CPR as we move into the new millennium. Push hard and push fast has taken the medical community by storm to say the least. Providing high quality emergency resuscitation care will ensure adequate tissue perfusion. Reversing metabolic acidosis is paramount to restoring circulation to the tissues and preventing cellular death. With poor circulation there is an inevitable outcome. The patient will cease to recover from the cardiac arrest as well as leave the hospital without neurological deficits.


Providing an adequate amount of volume will increase the pre-load which in return will elevate the osmotic gradient. By increasing the return of blood to the heart, there is hope that the Brain will receive an adequate amount of oxygenation. Ventilation with a bag valve mask will help to increase inner thoracic pressure to aid in internal gas exchange. Cellular death will ensue if high tertiary level of care is not implemented in a timely manner. Therefore, adequate tissue perfusion is absolutely necessary for successful  resuscitation.

The heart rhythm Second Degree Heart Block has been related to  heart disease. There has never been such action in an attempt to help those with coronary artery disease. The Help Heart Foundation is helping individuals live a healthier lifestyle in an effort to prevent this type of heart disease.

Many individuals have considered going through life as a vegetarian as well. Diabetes also runs rapid through the diseased heart population with high glucose levels. There is no sure way to deviate from this Second Degree Heart Block without making a drastic lifestyle change. Be sure to consult with your Doctor and find an alternative solution.

There has never been so many people involved in emergency medical services as they are today. So many of us want to become paramedics and emergency medical technicians. There are many schools and opportunities for new students. The Atlanta medical Academy as many courses to offer new paramedics and emergency medical technicians. Some of the courses are no as advanced cardiac life support. All of these courses are certified by the American heart Association. In addition, the Atlanta medical Academy offers pediatric advanced life support which is also accredited by the American Heart Association. There has been many changes in the ACLS certification algorithm. For all of those individuals who desire to become a ACLS certified should consider attending the Atlanta medical Academy. Also, you can earn 18 continuing education units. This will help you to renew your registered nursing license or your paramedic certification. So do not become complacent and choose a second rate training facility. If you should require ACLS certification, please consider the allow medical Academy.

Bronchitis in children usually occurs after a cold and is characterized by a dry cough and typically lasts about 4-6 weeks.  If you are a health care professional providing treatment to the pediatric population, consider taking a PALS certification that will increase your knowledge about respiratory emergencies and how to approach these emergency situations and provide a healthier outcome.

Bronchitis is not contagious.  Some children will require antibiotics, steroids or neutralizer treatments.  To help a child with bronchitis breathe better, you may use a humidifier at night time and keep the child away from cigarette smoke.  Provide an atmosphere without any irritants such as perfumes, sprays of any kind or extreme hot or cold temperatures.  If at any time a child has any difficulty breathing, call 911 immediately.  The paramedics have taken a PALS course and have been certified in providing emergency treatment to the pediatric population.

Child Safety

by jeff

How To Keep Your Child Safe At The Beach

If you plan to make a trip to the beach with your kids, you want to make sure to keep them safe. There are only a few important things to remember in order to keep your children safe at the beach.  First, you want to remember to always have adequate sunscreen. Apply the sunscreen to your child before he or she gets wet. And re-apply throughout the day. Second, you want to have age appropriate floating devices. Whether it be a life jacket or arm floats. Third, but not at all the least important, water. You want to make sure that your child stays hydrated. Being outside in the heat can drain you and your child of  hydration, fast. So make sure to take plenty of water and have your child drink some at least every 30 to 45 minutes. So, as long as you remember to have these 3 things, your trip to the beach should be safe as well as fun.

Hand Washing

by jeff

For C.diff, ALL health care providers and family members are required to practice the correct hand washing technique, which is 20 seconds of hand washing using antibacterial soap, rinse and dry hands thoroughly and turn the faucet off with a clean paper towel. The Alcohol Gel based hand cleaners are NOT accepted to use for patients with C.diff, the alcohol has no effect on the organism  Hand washing reduces the amount of numbers on the hands.  Providing great friction rub when washing the hands removes the organisms off, therefore decreasing there numbers.  Just know that it is the FRICTION that causes the germs to leave the hands, causing it to be extremely hard to transfer germs from person to person or place to place.

Especially during the flu and cold seasons wash hands frequently.  Avoid shaking hands, as this can pass germs from person to persons.  Do not share beverages or use the same utensils.  Cover the mouth when coughing or sneezing.  It is also a good idea to stay away from crowded places during the holiday season.  Drink plenty of fluids, and get adequate rest.

ACLS standards

by jeff

ACLS has become the standard for health care providers in the Atlanta Georgia area. JACHO has also instituted the safe practice act in order to protect patients while receiving ACLS level of care. While the Quality Control and Improvement has helped in this transition we still need further guidance from the American Heart Association.

The leading council for the ACLS certification course has always been the American Heart Association. The ACLS standards have survived the test of time even with these changes that have taken place over the past 10 years. We hope to continue to improve on the delivery and implementation of Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Excellent CPR

by jeff

Great CPR begins with excellent teachings. That doesn’t mean that you have to be difficult and a mean instructor, but you must be very proficient in all of your teachings. Never take for granted that a student is in full compliance with the American Heart Association. Most of the time they are somewhere in between when it comes to CPR. Always do a good CPR…..

Hello World

by jeff

Welcome to our site about ACLS, PALS and CPR. We offer American Heart Association courses for the Metro Atlanta Area. Please feel free to contact us for classes at your location or at our facility. We look forward to serving all your needs.