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What Are the 5 Critical Components of CPR?

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A recently published study the American Heart Association (AHA) has codified the five critical components of high-quality CPR and how victims often do not receive high-quality CPR because of provider ambiguity in prioritization of resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest.   In this article, we’ll be looking at exactly what those five critical components are and how their correct application could help reduce the 135 million cardiovascular deaths worldwide each year. Minimize Interruptions According to the AHA study, for adequate tissue oxygenation, it is essential that healthcare providers minimize interruptions in chest compressions and therefore maximize the amount of time..

How to Support Multiple Executives

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As a busy business administrative assistant, you might find yourself in the position of having to cater to more than one executive. This can be a challenging proposition, as you’ll be expected to balance the expectations and needs of diverse personalities, which can be a frustrating task.   In today’s article, we’ll be looking at some techniques you can use to skillfully navigate a potentially confusing situation. Maintain Communication While keeping an open and active line of communication between you and the executives you are supporting is, as a rule, good practice, group communication when you are supporting multiple executives..

Three Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience

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While the common axiom is that high school will be the best years of your life, attending college and training to take up the career of your dreams can be just as formative and satisfying.    To help make your time here at Northwest as enjoyable as possible, here are three tips to help you make the most of your college experience. Be Proactive in Your Learning As a general rule of thumb, you get as much out of an education as you put into it. NCC, like many higher education institutions, allows you to be proactive with your learning..

How to Be Productive Without Burning Out

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Organizing your own time table and making sure you have fulfilled your own responsibilities can be difficult at the best of time. If you’re a dental administrative assistant, responsible for the timetables of several busy dental staff, the pressure is massively multiplied.   Trying to stay as productive as possible while stopping yourself from completely burning out can be a fine line to walk, so, to help out, here are some tips you can you to stay productive without harming yourself in the process. Don’t Overextend Yourself Sometimes, the worst thing we can do is say “Yes, I can do..

The Four Humors: An Ancient Take on Phlebotomy

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For most of us, the concept of using blood to test for illness seems like a relatively recent idea. However, phlebotomy, or more accurately, bloodletting for medical purposes has been a traditional part of medicine dating back to around 3000 years ago and was only discredited as a medical treatment as late as the late 19th century. In this article, we’ll be looking at how the ancient world approached blood-based medicine and how their understanding of it eventually informed the modern science of phlebotomy. The Ancient World Bloodletting was a common medical procedure amongst some of the earliest civilized cultures,..