Category Archives: AED Safety

C.R.E.S.T. – Safety for the 4-legged Client.

The expertise of Safety Education Specialists has been combined with our love of animals to create a training division just for the animal world. Continue reading

Posted in AED, AED Safety, Barn Safety, CPR in the Real World, Equine Safety, First Aid, Pet Safety, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2010 Guidelines, AED, AED Safety, CPR Class, First Aid | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do You Sell AEDs?

“Do you sell AEDs?” This is a question we are asked during nearly every class.  People are naturally curious about this amazing device-the Automated External Defibrillator.  An easy to use box that seems to literally shock people back to life!  … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment

How do I become an AHA Instructor?

This is a question we get a lot.  No really, A Lot!  It seems that every business wants to make an in-house person an instructor thinking “wow, this will really save us some money!” Yes,…and No.  Usually, No. Sure, it … Continue reading

Posted in AED, AED Safety, CPR Class, CPR in the Real World, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Options for AED Service and Maintenance

A question we are often asked by clients is “Do you do AED Program Management?”  Yes, we do.  We have the same capabilities as the manufacturer.  AED Inspections.  Medical Direction.  Replacing AED pads and batteries.  AED reset after AED use. … Continue reading

Posted in AED, AED company, AED Safety | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2010 Guidelines, AED, AED Safety, CPR in the Real World | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Save the Heart vs. Save the Ta-Ta’s (it all come’s down to Money)

CPR is a “pretend therapy” says Dr. Gust Bardy (http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/649250.html), founding president of Seattle institute for Cardiovascular Research.  He explains further saying that survival rates do not correlate with the 40 years of experience the nation has had in practicing … Continue reading

Posted in AED, AED Safety, CPR Class, CPR in the Real World | 3 Comments

Should Best Buy for Business & GeekSquad touch Medical Equipment? A unique perspective.

I read an article this morning in the EPLab Digest that has raised both my eyebrows.  According to Greg Newman (Director of Business Development for Cardiac Science), Cardiac Science has teamed up with Best Buy for Business (BBB) and Geek Squad.  … Continue reading

Posted in AED, AED company, AED Safety | Leave a comment

Swiss Brothel trains employees to use AEDs-How’s that for caring for your clients!

38 Swiss brothels have now trained their staff in CPR and AED in order to prevent their customers from dying.  Apparently, the older customers were experiencing an alarming number of cardiac arrests, and the trend prompted the owner to install AEDs and train … Continue reading

Posted in AED, AED Safety, CPR in the Real World | Leave a comment

FDA Meeting to discuss External Defibrillators

On December 15th and 16th, the FDA held a public discussion/presentation forum on External Defibrillators.  Though I was unable to attend (I was registered, but was called to classes on those days), I have spent the last several days going … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 Guidelines, AED, AED Safety, CPR Class, CPR in the Real World, eLearning, Hands-Only | Leave a comment