In this episode of RoyOnRescue, Roy offers an answer to an email question about using the assessment of Awake, Verbal, Painful Response, Unconscious(AVPU) method for deciding to begin CPR. He sheds some light on what AVPU is and how it can be blended with the guidelines to decide to start CPR.
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.
I’ve been debating on trying to post this before the weekend and now I’m sure I should. It’s not going to be short but I will try and get too the point.
There is a lot of talk going on about Compression Only CPR and how it rivals traditional CPR. I’m going to shed some light on the technique and try to sneak in a bit of synthesized science to help understand what it is and what it’s not. Hold on to your seat…hear we go!
This 2010 CPR update training, I take a look at the 911 and Dispatch Changes. The biggest takeaway from this change is a simplification for the rescuer who is calling 911. The dispatcher is going to ask a series of questions to determine if the victim is breathing or “Not”. Not, can mean not breathing at all, or could mean not breathing normally(Agonal or gasping). Upon this finding as well as deciding if this victim is in cardiac arrest due to asphyxia or medical condition like cardiac disease will change the directives the dispatcher will give to the rescuer.
Watch this RoyOnRescue video to help understand the difference between 2005 and 2010 and why the change was made.
Roy Shaw, EMT-Paramedic and Instructor Trainer for ProTrainings.com has embarked on a quest to cover all of the important updates and topics related to the new 2010 ECC/ILCOR and American Heart Association updates which are in the process of being released and communicated via email, news, TV, blogs, twitter, Facebook and any other means of communication you can think of. Only one problem, many CPR instructors haven’t been told how to handle them yet! So after many emails, phone calls and questions, Roy Shaw has decided to work through the updates topic by topic and give the old and new standards, his take on them and then open them up for converstaion. So if you’re looking for some insight on how to handle the 2010 CPR changes, look no further.