Wendy Hennessy

Wendy Hennessy is the supervisor of Health Quest Community Education, directing one of the largest CPR and life support training programs in the Northeast. She is a certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support instructor. Prior to joining Health Quest, Wendy was an EMT, 911 dispatcher, firefighter and haz-mat and technical rescue technician. She was also a lieutenant for Nyack Ambulance Corp in Rockland County.

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10 Common Car Seat Mistakes

Posted:  10/27/2015

Mistake #1: Forward-Facing Too Soon The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain rear-facing in their safety seat as long as possible. When the child safety seat is in the rear-facing position, it protects th...

Medical Emergency Part 3: You Dialed 9-1-1. What Else Can You Do?

Posted:  6/5/2015

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency? Do you know what the signs are? In this final part of our medical emergency series, we offer some quick tips on various medical emergency symptoms and what to do after calling 9-1-1. ...

Medical Emergency Part 2: How to Recognize a Stroke

Posted:  6/3/2015

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency? Do you know what the signs of a stroke are ? In Part 2 of our three-part series, we offer some quick tips on what to do if you think someone is having a stroke. Pay attention, act pro...

Medical Emergency Part 1: How to Recognize a Heart Attack

Posted:  6/1/2015

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency? Do you know what the signs are? In this first of a three part series, we offer some quick tips on what to do if you think someone is going into cardiac arrest (more commonly referred ...