Category Archives: 2010 Guidelines

How to Spot the ‘Shady Trainer’

Several sources already exist to explain the ins and outs of CPR.  How to do it, what to do and why.  But there are very few sources that explain how to spot the ‘shady trainer.’  You know the one.  The … Continue reading

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Celebrating CPR/AED Week – June 1-7, 2013

Safety Education Specialists had the pleasure of introducing several dozen Federal employees to Hands-Only CPR (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HandsOnlyCPR/Hands-Only-CPR_UCM_440559_SubHomePage.jsp)  It was wonderful to see so many people learning the simplest way to help save a life.  We even had requests for Pet CPR! … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right CPR class

One of our most common questions is “What CPR class do I need?”  Here is a quick guide to Virginia CPR requirements (with notations for DC and Maryland). We will use your profession to determine the correct CPR class: Non-Healthcare: This … Continue reading

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AHA Online CPR AED and BLS Training: 10 Easy Steps to your Online CPR Certification

Last night I was watching “How William Shatner Changed the World” and noted that one of the points was that computers and the internet are the bastions of all information.  That is true.  Even with CPR, the internet has emerged … Continue reading

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Why In-house CPR/AED training is a bad idea

There are certain sounds that make my skin crawl.  Nails on a chalkboard (the rare chalkboard still in existence), a barking dog at 3am, and the phone call where the voice on the other end says “Our organization wants to … Continue reading

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Mobile Skills Checks – Our newest service to make your CPR easy

Safety Education Specialists’ is pleased to announce our latest training service – Mobile Skills Checks! It’s easy-simply complete your Online Part 1 (www.onlineaha.org) then call us at 571-422-2989 (standard business hours please) for our Mobile Unit to respond. We will schedule … Continue reading

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Research–where do CPR Instructors get their facts?

In keeping with the Scientific Method,in order to control for start of SCA and CPR/AED use groups would have to be subjected to induced Cardiac Arrest with varying methods of interventions. This type of study is one that I don’t think could be ethically done as it would require inducing Cardiac Arrest and, in some cases, withholding interventions. If this type of study is ever done, I would be interested in seeing the results!) Continue reading

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