Category Archives: News

11 May

Babysitter Safety Course

Northwest Health and Safety Inc. is proud to announce the addition of our babysitting course. The end of the school year is fast approaching, and soon it will be summer job season for our teens. Babysitting is a favorite choice for high school and college-aged young adults looking to earn extra cash during the summer

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16 Aug

AED Programs in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas

Are you looking to establish an AED program in your school, church, business or club? When it comes to establishing quality AED programs in the Northwest, nobody has more experience than Northwest Health and Safety Inc. Getting an AED is more than just purchasing an AED and hanging it on the wall, Washington and Oregon

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03 Jul

First Aid Requirements for Washington Child Care Centers

So you are a new childcare center or opening an in home daycare? What first aid supplies and training you required to have? Good news is that Washington state is very specific in defining the requirements for first aid kits and first aid/CPR training in child care centers. The rules are defined in WAC170-295-5010 and

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10 Apr

Breathing should not be the indicator of life

How can you tell if a person needs CPR? What if they are still breathing? Don’t be fooled by the breathing. Over the years we were taught not to do CPR if the person is breathing. A person requiring CPR will never be breathing at all, right? Wrong! It is important to understand agonal respirations.

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18 Feb

Oregon Requires AED’s in Schools

The state of Oregon passed legislation that will require all schools in the state to install and maintain at least one Automated External Defibrillator. Oregon SB 1033 Relating to automated external defibrillators in schools; creating new provisions; and amending ORS431.680 and 431.690. Compliance is required on or before January 1, 2015. The legislation applies to

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09 Jan

AED’s save lives in schools

With an increasing number of students at local schools having cardiac episodes, the public is becoming more aware of what we have always known, children and young adults can and do have cardiac arrest. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 500 children have undiagnosed heart conditions, and approximately one case of sudden

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13 Dec

Is AED training required?

One thing we hear frequently is that AED training is not required and anyone can use them regardless of training. While AED’s are fairly easy to use, training is still required and necessary. Most states have what is called “conditional immunity” for using a defibrillator. Conditional immunity means there are conditions for which the civil

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11 Oct

Evergreen Receives Donation From Quinn Driscoll Foundation

The Quinn Driscoll foundation has made a $7,500 donation to Evergreen Public Schools, enough money to buy five automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for student athletes.  The donation was presented at the end of Wy’east Middle School’s football practice on September 22nd. Scott Driscoll, head of the foundation, also gave each of the football players a

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26 Sep

ZOLL 2010 CPR Upgrades Now Available

ZOLL Medical has announced the release of the AHA 2010 guidelines software and interface stickers for the ZOLL AED Plus Automated External Defibrillator. The new software can be downloaded for free via the ZOLL Medical website by clicking here. The stickers can also be ordered thru the ZOLL website, the cost for the stickers is

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22 Sep

How to choose a CPR and First Aid Trainer

Choosing a CPR Instructor is an important task that is often overlooked and under appreciated. With more and more people becoming “CPR trainers” with thoughts of making a quick buck, there is a lot of choices in CPR Instructors available. For individuals and employers there are some questions that you should ask your prospective CPR

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