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America is facing an unprecedented challenge. As a country, we have been asked to modify our daily lives, our work, our home, our schooling – all to overcome an invisible enemy that seems to change the rules on a daily … Continue reading
Your Virginia teaching license now requires First Aid, CPR and AED training…now what?
Congratulations-you are a teacher (or soon to be), teacher with the State of Virginia, ready to take on the role of inspiration and intellectual GPS for thousands of students. But, don’t get too excited. As of July 1, 2013, all … Continue reading
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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
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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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 AED, AHA, American Heart Association, certification, health 1 Comment
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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Land Rover + AEDs = a life-saving initiative
When most Americans think of Land Rover, they think of an overly expensive vehicle that looks like a truck and SUV mated and birthed a boxy, gas-guzzling baby. The green-obssesed culture of the US cannot fathom how this beast could ever be … Continue reading
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