About HEARTSAVER (Bellevue & Omaha, Nebraska)
HEARTSAVER has a classroom and only teaches American Heart Association Courses: (BLS) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider, CPR and Adult and Pediatric First Aid. HEARTSAVER will also train you in the use of several Automated External Defibrillators (AED's).
Member of the American Heart Association Instructor Network.
AHA Basic Life Support Instructor / Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Since 1982
Trained the staff of the American Heart Association -Omaha 2011
HEARTSAVER is Creighton EMS Education authorized BLS Training Site
HEARTSAVER is a authorized to teach American Heart Associaton Courses
HEARTSAVER is a member of the Better Business Bureau. (Accredited Business) Honor Roll for Excellence in Customer Service for last 5 years.
HEARTSAVER is a authorized DHHS Provider and accepts State of Nebraska Vouchers.
Instructor have been making a difference in the community and has provided services to the communities of Douglas and Sarpy County. Served 24 years in public safety in law enforcement and over 20 years in the medical field gaining years of street experience including 17 years on the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department and leaving as Rescue Chief . A very large percent of this experience was in pre-hospital settings while working on a Rescue Squad and with a private Ambulance company.
Instructor is a American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor and has been (EMT) Emergency Medical Technician since 1982. Instructor has personally performed CPR on (over 30 people) including adults, children and infants. Because of the many years of street experience and dealing with medical emergencies, trauma and death situations; instructor will be able to give you a realistic idea on what to expect in real life situations on the street. (Keeping it Real)
After talking with students who has taken a CPR course in the past; HEARTSAVER has found that a very high percent of students did not feel confident after a class that they attended from other instructors. Most felt that they were rushed, the classes were too large, and they did not get enough hands on practice.
Every student that has completed a CPR course from HEARTSAVER feels confident when they leave. Nurses with over 20, 30 and now 45 years of prior CPR training stated that "this is the first time that I actually feel confident in all the years of taking CPR."
HEARTSAVER is committed to excellence, integrity and believes in providing quality training to all students. Each students can take whatever time they need to practice on the manikins until they feel confident. Students are given additional hands on practice on the manikins pushing hard and fast to help develop muscle memory and to develop a flow that works for them. Instructor answers any questions that students may have and everything is explained. Most students are not aware of what it takes or what if feels like to do CPR (chest compressions) for a extended amount of time. HEARTSAVER allows students to obtain that information so they are properly prepared to do CPR, especially with the new (Hands Only CPR); chest compressions only.
HEARTSAVER does one-on-one training and small groups for a relaxed environment and you don't feel rushed. You will be trained in everything including adult, child, infant CPR, choking and the AED. If you are going to be properly trained and prepared, you need to be aware of the differences in the different age groups and also practice those skills too. You will never know what type of emergency that you will be faced with.
The BLS Healthcare Provider (initial or renewal courses) are offered to any Alegent Health or Creighton students, staff or other healthcare worker. With the Healthcare Provider cards expiring every 2 years, some may learn that they are expired or about to expire. If any Healthcare Provider can't attend or get into a class that was set up by your facility; HEARTSAVER can be a resource to you to get certfied in a timely manner.
One-on-one and same day training in most cases. HEARTSAVER does not want to see any person unable to work or get disciplined because of a expired CPR certification.
HEARTSAVER caters to Healthcare Provider and others that has falling through the cracks.
NEW 2010 AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION GUIDELINES
It is no longer the ABC's, Airway , Breathing, Circulation or Compressions. It is now CAB's Compressions, Open Airway and Breathing.
Push hard and fast going at least 100/minute (30 Compressions first) then open Airway and give 2 Breaths.
FYI: New guidelines also indicated that studies showed improved survival occurred with compressions as fast as 120/minute.
You no longer "look, listen and feel'' for breathing. You watch to see if they are breathing normally or if you hear gasping. Gasping is not breathing.
General public does not check for a pulse. Pulse checks has been de-emphasized for healthcare providers and should check for no more the 10 seconds.
Hand Only - is attended for the un-trained rescuer and for adult patients. If trained in CPR; you choose if you want to provide breaths.
Research now shows that the results were about the same if you gave breaths or didn't. (Most people do not want to put their mouth on a stranger).
Breaths are still recommended for children and infants because their problem is normally respiratory in nature ( i.e. drowning, choking or allegric reactions).
Chest COMPRESSIONS are the most important thing. Push hard and fast in the center of the chest on the lower part of the sternum (breastbone) between the nipples and allow chest recoil. Speed is at least 100/min. Better survival rates with speeds as fast as 120/min. The faster the better as long as it is comfortable and sustainable for you. So it is flow, rhythm, grove that works for you. You don't know how you will be doing CPR.
Normal heart rate for an adult is 60-100/min. In a crisis or if you are fighting for your life would the heart be going normal speed or faster? When you are doing compressions you are the heart beat for that person. The function of the heart is to create blood flow. When your heart stops, you still have several minutes of oxygenated blood in your system. Compressions are moving that to the brain, heart and body.
At the same time, check to see if the victim responds and if they are not breathing normally, not breathing or gasping (agonal gasp is not breathing). So people may call that the death rattle. It may sound like a grunt, snort, gurgled sound.
Call or have someone call 911 and get a defibrillator.
Ratio of 30 compression and 2 breaths or Hands Only (only compression without breaths)