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I can assist with answering or finding the answers to questions involving CPR, basic life support, emergency first response, and general procedures of the emergency medical services (not specific to any specific organization, but I may be able to shed some light on why they do the things they do).

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Former Ohio police officer and EMT-Basic. Basic Life Support Instrutor-trainer affiliated with the American Safety & Health Institute and the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.

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I have spent the majority of my adult life in the public safety services. It is what I've done, and what I know.

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The layperson is the true first responder to a majority of emergencies. Whether at home, work school.... The ordinary person can do extraordinary things to save lives with just a little knowledge and confidence. CPR and first aid trained people prove that time and time again.

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2010-01-24 Death by Dry Drowning:

Hi James,    I had sent you (through the AllExperts system) a request to have you email this to me so that I may provide you with some information.  As this is not related to the AllExperts topic, I feel

2007-07-27 cpr:

Hi Lindsey,    The best place to check for free or low cost CPR training would be with your local fire or rescue department.  Usually that is where you would find something like that.    As far as a basic

2007-07-14 Oxygen delivery via ambu bag:

Hi Anne,    While I can not give demonstrable proof (such as a study on this topic that coincides with my opinion, or a textbook entry on this method of use), I would generally concur that a BVM (Ambu-Bag)

2007-05-04 Oxygen flow rate non-COPD:

Hi, again, Robbie...    Here, from the ECC, is another statement that may shed light in respects to ACLS use of oxygen during a code:    "To improve oxygenation, healthcare providers should give 100% inspired

2007-05-04 Oxygen flow rate (non-COPD):

Hi Robbie,    According to the 2005 Guidelines, as set by the 2005 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations


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