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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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