The Link Between Heart & Gum Disease

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease?      Overall the data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women.  Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can affect your over all health. In heart disease, one theory is that gum disease can cause bacteria to enter the bloodstream where they … Continue reading The Link Between Heart & Gum Disease

PACE Academy of General Dentistry

CEUs for Dental Professionals

Nine Lives CPR is now offering a combination course that includes both CPR and Infection Control for 5 CEUs. This course is designed to satisfy requirements for license renewal by the SC Board of Dentistry. The course is offered ONSITE and can be customized to fit your needs. We will also be offering it at our partner locations throughout South Carolina. Stay tuned for date … Continue reading CEUs for Dental Professionals

Learn CPR on your Layover

Got Spare Time Between Flights? Three airports around the U.S. have joined an American Heart Association (AHA) initiative to provide hands-only CPR training kiosks for passengers waiting for flights. The Cleveland Hopkins International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and Orlando International airports are now equipped with the kiosks, bringing the total number of airports with one in the U.S. up to seven. The initiative is funded by … Continue reading Learn CPR on your Layover

Ambulance Drone

The first minutes after an accident are critical and essential to provide the right care to prevent escalation. Speeding up emergency response can prevent deaths and accelerate recovery dramatically. This is notably true for heart failure, drowning, traumas and respiratory issues. Lifesaving technologies such as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), medication, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) aids can be designed compact enough to be carried by a … Continue reading Ambulance Drone

There’s an App for That

When you have a serious health condition, it’s key to have your medication with you along with an easy way to alert your loved ones if you’re having a medical emergency. Health company Aterica developed a smart EpiPen case called the Veta that not only reminds you to take your medication with you every day, but also alerts your loved ones when it has been removed … Continue reading There’s an App for That

History of CPR

1740 The Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims.  1767 The Society for the Recovery of Drowned Persons became the first organized effort to deal with sudden and unexpected death.  1891 Dr. Friedrich Maass performed the first equivocally documented chest compression in humans.  Did you know that CPR started back in the 1700’s? Check out the History of CPR by the American … Continue reading History of CPR

CPR doesn’t have to be Puuurfect to Save a Life

“If CPR is so effective, why don’t more people do it”?   CPR Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Life-Saving The most recent tally by the American Heart Association shows only 40 percent of victims received bystander CPR after their out-of-hospital heart event. Some bystanders may fear getting involved, feel squeamish, or worry they will do the wrong thing. Others may simply be in denial that the … Continue reading CPR doesn’t have to be Puuurfect to Save a Life

😼 Unfortunately We Don’t Have 9 Lives..😼

Why Learn CPR? Cardiac arrest – an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs and other organs – is a leading cause of death. Each year, more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States.When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone … Continue reading 😼 Unfortunately We Don’t Have 9 Lives..😼