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Woman Saved with Defibrillator at Ballpark

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In Michigan there is a law that requires all schools, state parks and health clubs to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site. Because of this law, there was an AED available when a 60-year-old woman collapsed and stopped breathing at the Art Van Sports Complex in Plainfield Township. Is there a doctor in the house? It happened on Sunday …

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Untrained Woman saves Fiancé with Compressions-Only CPR

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Ryen Hauck had never taken a CPR course, but that didn’t stop her from doing compressions for at least seven minutes after calling 911. She found Nicholas Smith, her fiancé, face down and he didn’t have a pulse. She quickly called 911 to activate emergency medical services, and began doing chest compressions. “I’m just glad that I came back as me,” Nicholas said. “That …

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What’s so funny about Diabetes?

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I have a friend that has diabetes who shared this video with me. It’s a very clever skit that also helps to educate about diabetes. Diabetes isn’t really a laughing matter. In fact, there’s nothing funny about diabetes. The skit above highlights some of the misconceptions and ignorance that friends and family can have when it comes to diabetic treatment …

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Officers save Baby with CPR

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A girl of only a year and a half began to choke while in the car with her grandmother. She pulled over and called 911, but was so hysterical that she handed the phone to a Good Samaritan that had stopped to help. The caller followed the instructions from the 911 dispatch until Officers Poradzisz and O’Connor arrived on the …

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CE of the Week: Elder Abuse and Neglect

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With hundreds of continuing education courses available, we have decided to start highlighting a different course each week to give you a small glimpse at the types of things you can expect to learn when you complete your continuing ed at ProCECredit.com. This week’s featured course: Elder Abuse and Neglect This course is good for 2 contact hours and has a target audience …

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CE of the Week: Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement

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We’ve got hundreds of continuing education courses available, and have decided to start highlighting courses each week. We’re talking about courses we’ve had for a while, as well as pointing out new courses as they become available. This week’s featured course: Healing Effects of Physical Activity and Movement This course is good for three contact hours for nurses, healthcare professionals, and …

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Apps bring Medical Help Fast before Cardiac Arrest can Kill You

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In an effort to bring help when it is needed most, there are applications to bring help when you witness a cardiac arrest. In the UK, the London Ambulance Service has started using an app called GoodSAM. In the US, there’s a similar system called PulsePoint. In Stockholm, Sweden, an app called SMS-Lifesavers has been running since 2010. In Sweden, …

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How to Get Nursing Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Here at ProTrainings, we’re always listening to our customers because we want to provide the tools to help you become better at your job, with the ultimate goal of helping others. Late last year we launched another way to help you: ProCECredit.com. We’ve got hundreds of courses to choose from, in a wide variety of topics, and they’re nationally accredited. …

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What’s New in CPR and First Aid this year?

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We’ve finally released a project that has been months in the making. There are new guidelines for CPR and first aid, and we’re excited to have all of these updates available in our training library. If you’ve taken a class recently and would like to know what has changed since your class, there are a few videos that we’d like to …