Category Archives: CPR in the Real World

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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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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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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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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Free class vs. Paid class

Operating so close to hospitals, I get a lot of students who are nurses, doctors or technicians that could be trained for free by their hospital. So, why do they spend the money and come to me for their AHA … 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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Top 5 First Aid Kit Items: the basic items you need to handle an emergency!

One of the most common questions our Instructors receive on-site is “What should be in our First Aid Kit?”  Some very creative souls challenge us to answer:  “If you could only have 5 things in your Kit, what would you … 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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