Coping with the loss of a loved one or even a stranger can be extremely difficult. But more difficult than grieving, is feeling guilty that the person died because of something that may or may not have been done or done correctly.
In this video, I explain in detail what CPR is, and what it’s not and why a person should not ever feel guilty that they didn’t do enough to keep a victim of cardiac arrest alive. I hope that this video brings peace and understanding to why a rescuer should never feel that they are at fault when a person doesn’t survive cardiac arrest, though the bystander attempted CPR or wanted to give CPR. I hope it helps.
A while back I had the honor of being asked to be on the health care panel for a local television show called, “Ask The…”. In this episode, Shelly Irwin had wanted several representatives from different types of medical response agencies. The Hospital ER, the Ambulance on the street and a paramedic in education. It was a lot of fun and though it’s a bit long and my mike is turned up a little high, I thought some of you might like to here what the different types of medical responders do and how they look at things from their world. I loved being a street paramedic but I really love being able to host RoyOnRescue and create life saving video trainings that are watched all around the world.
Hope you enjoy it.
Oh yeah, did I say it’s 26 minutes long? Might want to refresh that beverage of choice before you begin! : )
In this episode I revisit an annual subject that can never be taken too lightly. Safe driving in winter snow and ice. Too many times people follow too closely and don’t leave enough room to evade a crash or to stop at an intersection. If you want to be prepared to survive this winter’s icy driving, be sure to watch this episode of RoyOnRescue and learn what RoyOnRescue is preparing for the new year!
I wanted to get a video update out before the long Holiday weekend. I’ve had an incredibly busy summer but am excited to get the RoyOnRescue series updated and back on track. Make sure you reach out to me with questions and comments using email and twitter.
I didn’t want you to think that I’d fallen off the planet. I have been extremely busy with some projects that are really detailed and take a large portion of my time. The RoyOnRescue fans are very important to me and I want to make sure that I’m taking care of the subjects that are most important to you. I’m currently working on a new Vlog post related to the bomb blasts that occurred in Boston. As I understand it, there was quite a need for tourniquets and this is really closely related to the types of blast injuries that were seen. It mimics the same type of injuries that are closely associated with war. I’m hoping to get this up by this week.
In this latest episode of RoyOnRescue, Roy takes a moment to thank everyone for a great year while showing you around the Corporate Office of RoyOnRescue and ProTrainings.com. Though a few of the professionals may have been caught off guard, you get a chance to see behind the scenes as Roy thanks you and the team for all of the support in 2011.
Well, it’s been crazy in the ProTrainings.com camp, but it’s all been great! Updating all of the 2010 CPR and First Aid manuals and workbooks, creating the new ProTrainings Instructor program and expanding further into the UK market. All very exciting. I’m hoping to bring some new subject matter into the RoyOnRescue.com program and maybe even implement a USTREAM.com RoyOnRescue live program. All to be seen but I can tell you, your comments regarding it would be really helpful. Let me know if a live show where you could call in, chat live, email questions and interact while I’m hosting the show would be helpful, fun or just a waste of time. Let me know what time of day and on what day would work best too. Tuesdays -Thursdays or Fridays between 8am and 3pm EST. Let me know what kind of topics you’d like me to cover too. Would you like to see more interviews with victims, rescuers or both? And regarding the video shoot today, sorry to record while cruising down the highway to my next meeting but I wanted to let everyone know where I’ve been and what’s been going on. Time is a very expensive commodity but I didn’t want to miss another week. P.S. When ever you get a video capture while I’m driving, please note that safety measures are in place to ensure there is no danger while recording to me or to anyone else.
I wanted to update everyone on the progress of the ProTrainings update video shoot.
I had come in early one morning and thought I’d have a cup of good coffee and let you see the on-site video location where the production team and I were shooting the new updated video trainings for the ProTraining websites. It’s important for ProTrainings to be a leader in the area of this type of training and though the video trainings are not required to be updated for a long time, we thought we’d get them out to you as soon as possible. If there’s enough benefit to change the guidelines then there’s enough benefit to get them to the ProCPR.org and ProFirstAid.com students as fast as possible.
On a side note, the production team and I have been having a lot of fun while working really hard on the set. I hope you’ll like some changes we’ve made for the new guidelines and I know that the team and I are very excited to get these updates edited and uploaded to our website in the next month or so.
Feel free to email me any questions you may have about what goes into our video production of these trainings or what it’s like behind the scenes at ProCPR.org and ProFirstAid.com.
In this episode of RoyOnRescue, Roy Shaw visits the new 2010 CPR guideline update regarding activation of Emergency Medical Services and calling a code. Be sure to watch this episode to get the latest guideline release covering this subject.