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NIHE Talks Health February 2011

Feb 12, 2011

NIHE TALKS HEALTH—January 2011*

www.nationalhearted.com

*Look for the coupon at the bottom of this newsletter good for 5% off any order. Good for any registration place till February 23, 2011.

Don’t miss out our February’s Healthy Breakfast Ideas later in this newsletter.

American Heart Association New Guidelines for 2010—They’re Here!!

Here is a summary of Guidelines 2010 published today October 18, 2010 by the American Heart Association. We will be sending out another newsletter in a week or two with more details. For now, here is a summary of the major changes to the BLS, ACLS, & PALS algorithms.

http://www.nationalhearted.com/2010_aha_guidelines.html

Check this out!!

Linnea Stonebraker R.N., Ph.D. our Program Director has been talking for years at our classes about preventing and reversing heart disease and the science that proves it works. Today heart disease is not only preventable we have good science showing it can be reversed! President Clinton has experienced this for himself. Check out the following links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ied_AD4iE&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoHt9cSWJVI&feature=player_embedded

Then go to our Books and Products webpage and check out the books at the top of the page that talk about the science of preventing and reversing the lifestyle diseases that are killing us.

Is Your AHA ACLS, PALS, BLS, or NRP due to expire or do you need the full Provider class? We have lots of NO STRESS classes throughout California everyday as well as, the only AHA online BLS, AHA online ACLS, and AHA online PALS that will get you an AHA card.

February/March 2011 Schedule of Classes: ACLS, PALS, BLS, and NRP are all available unless otherwise stated. Book early as many of our classes are filling fast.

February 1 & 2, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP San Jose, CA

February 2 & 3, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Pasadena, CA

February 2, 2011 BLS Colton/Loma Linda CA

February 4, 2011 BLS Instructor N. California

February 9, 2011 BLS Colton/Loma Linda CA

February 11, 2011 ACLS Recert Colton/Loma Linda, CA

February 14 & 15, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Sacramento, CA

February 16, 2011 BLS Colton/Loma Linda CA

February 16 & 17, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP San Francisco, CA

February 21 & 22, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Culver City (Los Angeles), CA

February 22, 2011 BLS Instructor S. California

February 23, 2011 BLS Colton/Loma Linda CA

February 24 & 25, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Colton/Loma Linda, CA

March 9 & 10, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Burbank/San Fernando Valley, CA

March 11, 2011 ACLS Recert Colton/Loma Linda, CA

March 14 & 15, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Sacramento, CA

March 16 & 17 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP San Francisco, CA

March 16, 2011 ACLS Instructor Course N. California, CA

March 21, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Torrance, CA

March 24 & 25, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Colton/Loma Linda, CA

March 28 & 29, 2011 ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP Vacaville, CA



If you have done the AHA version ACLS, PALS, and BLS classes you may come to any scheduled class to do your skill check.

Upcoming ACLS, PALS, BLS, & NRP classes in: San Francisco, CA; Sacramento, CA; Loma Linda/Colton, CA, Torrance, CA, Fremont, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; Vacaville, CA; Culver City, CA; Pasadena, CA; San Jose, CA; Sherman Oaks, Ca; & Burbank, CA. Check out our website: www.nationalhearted.com for dates and times. Always get your AHA card the day you complete the class.



Guidelines 2010: What did they change and what stayed the same?

After 2 ½ years of reviewing the most recent studies on resuscitation the 356 experts from 29 countries published their conclusions in October 2010. Their conclusions covered Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support for everyone from newborns through adults. The American Heart Association, the leading provider of resuscitation education, will be publishing new teaching materials for BLS, ACLS, PALS and the community CPR and first aid courses next year. But in the meantime what do you need to know in order to be current in your practice of these vital skills?

The biggest change is Compressions first!! Don’t wait on a non-responsive patient, start pushing hard and fast. Get an AED as quickly as possible and use it. The Advanced Algorithms have been simplified with an added emphasis on continuous good compressions. Check out the link below for a summary of the changes.

National Institute for Healthcare Education, one the premier AHA Training Centers in the United States has put a summary of the changes on their website that you can access for FREE. Here is the link: http://www.nationalhearted.com/2010_aha_guidelines.html

It is each practitioner’s responsibility to familiarize themselve’s with this material. You are NOT required to update your ACLS, PALS, or BLS until they expire. At your recert class you will be taught the new AHA Guidelines 2010 material. Please go to the link above and read the summary of the changes today so that you will be providing the best care to your patients.



NEW ACLS & PALS Prep Courses Featured on our Website

If you need a little help preparing for your upcoming ACLS or PALS class check out our website, www.nationalhearted.com and click on the "Online CE" page for some great NEW ONLINE CE courses. ACLS Prep and PALS Prep cover how to identify the EKGs needed so that you can use the algorithms appropriately. They are great for not only preparing for your ACLS or PALS class but also, for follow-up to reinforce what you learn at the class. There are also, some great online courses about stroke.

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Do you need even more help to prepare for your ACLS or PALS class?

If you want a text that covers not only what to do during a code, check out the ACLS In Depth and PALS In Depth Home study Courses available at www.nationalhearted.com . Get CE credit for being the best prepared student in the class. Also, available, buy just the textbook as a reference text: ACLS Study Guide and PALS Study Guide. These textbooks have all details on why as well as what to do during resuscitation. Go to our product page Buy Books and Products Now to buy the ACLS and PALS Study Guides and go to the Home Study CE to get the ACLS In Depth and PALS In Depth home study courses good for Nursing CE. CA Provider #13886.

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Earn Extra Money in Your Spare Time as an AHA Instructor

Nurses, Paramedics, EMTs, & Respiratory Therapists—Become an American Heart Association Instructor and teach for us in your spare time or start your own business teaching AHA classes. It is easy to get started quickly and be qualified to start teaching AHA courses for us. If you decide to start your own business we will be happy to mentor and assist you to be successful. Call us at 909-824-0400 or go online to Become an AHA Instructor to get started making good money in your spare time today.

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

We’ve all read the studies saying that you will live longer, weigh less, and be healthier if you eat a breakfast fit for a king. To help you along here are some of our favorite recipes.

Scrambled Tofu Spanish Omelet

2 tsp. vegetable oil * 1 cup chopped onion * 1 cup chopped green pepper * 1 lb. firm tofu, sliced and drained well between paper towels * ¼ tsp. garlic powder * ¼ tsp. turmeric * salt to taste

Sauce: 1 can (8 ounces) of tomato sauce * ¼ tsp. dried basil * ¼ tsp dried oregano * ¼ tsp garlic powder

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions and green pepper. Cook stirring frequently, untilonions are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

2. While onions are browning place tofu in a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add garlic powder, turmeric, and salt (if desired). Mix well.

3. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until hot and bubbly.

4. Add tofu misture to vegetables in skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated thoroughly.

5. Top with sauce.

Breakfast Apple Pie

Crust: 2 cups oats * 1 cup all purpose flour * 1 cup whole wheat flour * 1 cup wheat germ * 1 tsp salt 1 cup vegetable oil

Filling: 10 medium Granny Smith apples (or other baking apples) peeled and cored * 5 tablespoons cornstarch * ½ cup water

1. Mix all crust dry ingredients in order given. Add oil and mix well. (Set aside ½ cup of the mixture for topping). Place mixed ingredients in a 9-inch pie plate . Flatten crust with hands around bottom and sides of pie plate. Bake 15-20 minutes at 350 F or until a light golden brown.

2. Slice apples thinly and place into a skillet pan. Add a little water to the bottom of pan. Cook over medium-low heat until soft.

3. Mix cornstarch and water. While continuing to heat apples, add cornstarch mixture to apples to thicken. Add more water if necessary.

4. Transfer apple mixture into baked pie crust. Top with remaining dry crumbs. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until top crumbs are lightly browned.

Whole Grain Waffles

4 cups quick oasts * ½ cup wheat germ * 1 cup cornmeal * ½ cup rice or soy milk * 1 tsp salt * 3 cups hot water * 2 Tbl. Nondairy margarine * ¼ cup sesame seeds * Optional: chopped nuts

1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Add more hot water if batter is too thick. GHeat a nonstick waffle iron. Iron should be very hot before pourin gin batter. Bake until brown. This type of waffle takes a little long than most (at least 5 minutes depending on your waffle iron).

2. If batter becomes too thick after standing, add additional hot water to get proper consistency.

3. Top with your favorite fruit.



February’s Coupon

Get 5% off of any order through February 23, 2011. Enter the code: Heart into the shopping cart and get 5% off all scheduled classes, online CE classes and home study courses. Offer expires February 28 , 2011.

*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

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*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.