2019 was an exciting year for us. We had a couple new EMT B training courses in Oakland, and we even expanded enough to be able to open two more EMT Basic training classes in Sacramento. Great news for us, and we hope to see you there at one campus or the other. -But are you up to the challenge?
If you work with the pediatric population in your health care organization, you know just how fragile their health can be when they are already ill. Just the smallest change can spell disaster for them, leaving their precious lives hanging in the balance. In the hospital, when cardiopulmonary arrest is called on the pediatric unit, [...]
Getting your CNA certification is certainly something of which you can be proud. However, it is also very stressful to be heading into a new job. If you have been feeling a new mental or physical strain during this time, you may be able to benefit from some exercise, exciting sports or playful downtime. Even [...]
Even if you're already familiar with the adult version of advanced life support, you will still want to spend plenty of time memorizing the most important PALS algorithms you'll see on your certification examination. Many pediatric algorithms are slightly different from their adult counterparts because of the smaller size of these patients.
Do you know what to do in a life-threatening emergency? When someone’s heart stops, you can’t simply rely on what you’ve seen on television shows to guide your resuscitation attempts. Instead, you need solid, science-based knowledge. AEDs have proven to be the best options for saving lives in many scenarios, especially in out-of-hospital, community emergencies. [...]
CNAs are seen as the backbone of bedside nursing. While they don’t have the ability to do all that doctors and nurses do, they’re often the people seen most frequently by patients, especially those in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Thus, your decision to become CNA-certified is not only a smart one for your career [...]
If you are planning on being a nurse one day, you know that you will have to hold a Basic Life Support certification, or BLS certification. After all, your employer needs to know that you can give life-saving help to your patients at the drop of a hat. However, it may surprise you to learn [...]
The beauty of an education in a health care-related field is that it is never complete. You will constantly be learning something new. The reasons for this are many, but most particularly, you will need to continue your education to keep up-to-date with new research findings and changes in practice, and to ensure that you [...]
Are you feeling stressed and nervous about your upcoming ACLS examination? You are certainly not alone. Nearly every person who has taken this test will admit to feeling at least some nerves as they prepped for the final examination and the mega code. However, the key for most people is to have the algorithm well-memorized. [...]
One of the most elusive skills for clinicians is learning to read EKGs. Even those who learn to recognize textbook examples at the drop of a hat may suddenly find themselves stumped in a real-life situation. You see, as with many things in the medical world, not all EKG patterns follow textbook examples. However, this [...]