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The Most Important Organ in the Body – The Heart

To me, the most important organ in our body is the heart.  Without it pumping blood to our brain, our brain stops.  So how does the heart work?  The heart is about the size of your fist and it pumps oxygen-rich blood throughout our bodies.  This amazing organ pumps 100,000 times per day, pumping 5 to 6 quarts of blood per minute or about 2,000 gallons per day.

In our next blog, we will follow a drop of blood through the heart.

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Class Schedule for the Week of 10/22/17

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10/25/2017 @ 4:00 pm

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10/27/2017 @ 10:00 am

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10/27/2017 @ 11:30 am

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Health Benefits of Coconuts

Coconut – the large, oval brown seed of a tropical palm, consisting of a hard shell lined with edible white flesh and containing a clear liquid.  It grows inside a woody husk, surrounded by fiber.
  • coconuts can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders
  • many populations around the world thrive multiple generations because they eat massive amounts of coconut fats
  • coconuts can lead to significant weight loss over the long term
  • coconuts can kill harmful pathogens potentially helping to prevent infections
  • they can significantly reduce your appetite which can affect your weight over the long term
  • coconuts can help reduce seizures in epileptic kids
  • coconuts may help reduce the risk of heart disease
  • studies show that coconuts applied topically act as a skin moisturizer and protects against hair damage
  • can be used as a a mild form of sunscreen
  • coconut can also be used as a mouthwash
  • may help relieve symptoms of Alzheimer’s
  • coconut can help you lose that abdominal fat
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BLS Fact of the Week

Always make sure the scene is safe!

 

ACLS Fact of the Week

Bag-mask ventilation can produce gastric inflation with complications, including regurgitation, aspiration and pneumonia.

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Class Schedule for the Week of 10/15/17

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10/18/2017 @ 4:00 pm

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric –  a bright, yellowish-green spice that comes from a root.
  • In India, turmeric is used to make a topical compress for muscle strains and injuries.
  • Curcumin supplements are also being studied for their effectiveness on cancer.
  • One of nature’s strongest anti-inflammatory plants.
  • Strengthens the immune system – Besides causing aging, free radicals that are present with inflammation weaken your body’s first defense, the immune system.
  • Believe it or not turmeric has been found to help reduce and prevent Alzheimer’s.
  • Helps boost mood – Even if you only suffer from mild depression or mood swings, turmeric can help boost your mood.
  • Turmeric is a root that allows the blood to flow better by improving the health of the blood vessels.
  • The brain needs a healthy blood supply to keep the memory sharp and turmeric can aid in this.
  • Helps reduce and prevent arthritis.
  • Inflammation causes oxidative stress in the body which creates age spots and wrinkles. Turmeric can help you stay looking young and feeling young, too
 
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BLS Fact of the Week

High quality CPR consists of:

  • ensuring chest compressions are of adequate rate
  • ensuring chest compressions are of adequate depth
  • allowing full chest recoil between chest compressions
  • minimizing interruptions in chest compressions
  • avoiding excessive ventilations

 

 

ACLS Fact of the Week

Bradycardia – atropine is the initial treatment if there is acutely altered mental status, ischemic chest discomfort, acute heart failure, hypotension or other signs of shock that persist despite adequate airway and breathing.

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10/12/2017 @ 10:00 pm

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10/13/2017 @ 1:30 pm

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Class Schedule for the Week of 10/8/17

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10/12/2017 @ 10:00 pm

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Class Schedule for the Week of 9/3/17

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9/6/2017 @ 4:00 pm

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9/8/2017 @ 12:00 pm

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Health Benefits of Wine

Wine – an alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice
 
According to the American Heart Association, one to four glasses of wine per day can lower your mortality rate by 34% compared to beer.
  • you live longer – in animal studies, reservatrol promotes health and longevity
  • get smarter – reservatrol may also improve your short term memory
  • stops acne – reservatrol can inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria
  • wine over the gym? – reservatrol improves health, brain and bone function the same way as you would go to the gym – so imagine if you did both
  • no more blues – studies showed that men and women who had 7 glasses of wine per week were less likely to be diagnosed with depression
  • reduce your risk for liver disease – 1 glass of wine per day decreases your chance of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • healthy eyes – reservatrol stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eyes – this can help with diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration
  • protect your teeth – also decreases the amount of bacteria on your teeth
  • fights various forms of cancer – reduces multiple cancers such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer
  • fight of annoying sniffles – people who drank wine were less like to come down with the sniffles compared to those who drank beer
  • lowers cholesterol and you don’t have to change your diet – reservatrol is thought to reduce your LDL and rais your HDL
  • reduces strokes – drinking wine lowers your risks for strokes
  • regulates blood sugar and you don’t have to take medications – polyphenols may help regulate blood sugar levels
  • decrease your diabetes risk – studies showed that men and women who drank moderately lowered their risk by 30% of developing type 2 diabetes
 
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BLS Fact of the Week

Compression to ventilation ratios:
1 person rescue:                            2 person rescue:
Adult:  30:2                                      Adult:  30:2
Child:  30:2                                      Child:  15:2
Infant:  30:2                                    Infant:  15:2

ACLS Fact of the Week

Remeber:  the foundation of ACLS is high quality BLS.

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8/30/2017 @ 4:00 pm

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Class Schedule for the Week of 8/27/17

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Why Your Nose Is So Important

Nose – the part projecting above the mouth on the face of a person or animal, containing the nostrils and used for breathing and smelling
 

Why your nose is so important:

  • this is the part of the body that helps you breath – in normal breathing the nose is the primary pathway to the lungs
  • the nose humidifies the air you breath – when the air enters the nose, it is moisturized and humidified through the turbinates
  • your nose also cleans the air that you breath – cleans the air from dust, pollution, allergens, smoke, bacteria, viruses, small bugs and other things
  • the nose regulates the temperature of the air you breath – with the air passing through the nose, it becomes more like the body’s temperature
  • it protects you – the nose has lots of nerve cells that detects odors which plays a major role in the sense of taste
  • shapes the sound of your voice – the sound is determined by how the sound is processed above the larynx which occurs in the nose and throat
  • your nose also helps you find a mate – the sense is a very important component on how we identify people when we are close to them
 

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BLS Fact of the Week

Naloxone, which also called narcan, is a medication called “opioid antagonist” used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses such as heroin or morphine.

ACLS Fact of the Week

Waveform capnography – quantitative waveform capnography is the continuous noninvasive measurement and graphical display of end-tidal carbon dioxide / ETCO2, which is also called PETCO2.

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Class Schedule for the Week of 8/20/17

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8/23/2017 @ 4:00 pm

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8/24/2017 @ 10:00 am

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8/25/2017 @ 10:00 am

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