Tag Archives: American Heart Association

New AHA BLS Online and what it means for you.

The new course, “BLS HeartCode Online Part 1” by contrast, has a longer Skills Session. This Session will involve video segments, Team Dynamics exercises and more elaborate hands-on testing. This session will last about 2 hours. Continue reading

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CMS updates guidelines for CPR in Nursing Homes. Says a “no CPR” policy is not-allowed

According to an updated notice from CMS (Center for Medicaid Studies), nursing homes should not establish a “no CPR” policy.  “facilities must not implement policies that prevent full implementation of advance directives and do not promote person-centered care. ”  In … Continue reading

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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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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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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

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