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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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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

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To Other Instructors–a little class please

This is an Open Letter to fellow CPR Instructors: Dear fellow Instructors, Can’t we all just get along?  There is more than enough business to go around, so how about if you act with class. I do not spend my … Continue reading

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