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Would You Know How To Respond?

Would You Know How To Respond?

In the case of a traumatic injury, whether from a work place injury, a motor vehicle accident or even a gun shot wound, a person can bleed out in as little as three minutes. Would you know what to do?

Just as in the event of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, an immediate response is required.   Bystanders are the critical link to survival in those precious three minutes and at Northwest EMS, we want everyone to know how to respond in an ...

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Sign Up for Our Next Hands-Only CPR Class

Sign Up for Our Next Hands-Only CPR Class

If you are called on to perform CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend. To learn about our next class contact Community Outreach Manager, Lori Shenk at lshenk@nwems86.org.
• Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes.
• About 46 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional ...

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Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to help you stay safe this winter.

-Give yourself a break. Take frequent rest breaks during shoveling so you don’t overstress your heart. Pay attention to how your body feels during those breaks.

-Don’t eat a heavy meal prior or soon after shoveling. Eating a large meal can put an extra load on your heart.

-Use a small shovel or consider a snow thrower. The act of lifting heavy snow can raise blood pressure ...

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