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What You Need to Know: 2015 ILCOR Guidelines

In CPR, CPR, First Aid, ProTrainings, Training by Isaiah NicholsLeave a Comment

It’s that time of the decade, again: the new scientific best practices for CPR and BLS, established every five years by an international summit, have just been released this last Thursday. It’s an exciting time, seeing as we’re passionate about equipping the broad-scale population with life saving know-how. This is the chance for improvement, breakthrough, and innovation. The chance to drastically …

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Family Health Matters on CPR airs Sunday in Michigan – Tune In!

In CPR, CPR, First Aid, Hands-Only CPR, ProTrainings by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

WGVU and ProCPR are proud to present a special episode of Family Health Matters on the life-saving skill of compression only (commonly referred to as hands-only) CPR. The program will air on WGVU (PBS) on Sunday, October 18 from 3pm-4:30pm. For those in the viewing area (most of the West side of the state of Michigan), Family Health Matters will be on …

Preview of the 2015 CPR Guidelines Update

In CPR by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

With the updated guidelines being released this week, we made a video talking about things to expect. Roy adds: “Though we don’t know exactly what’s going to be changed, we’re going to work hard to make sure we have everything updated as soon as possible. We’ll keep you posted along the way. Feel free to ask any questions about the …

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Updated CPR and First Aid Guidelines Scheduled for Release in October 2015

In CPR, CPR, First Aid, ProTrainings by Paul Martin1 Comment

The first release of CPR Standards and Guidelines happened in 1975. Since that time, updates have been issued approximately every five years. It’s been five years since the current guidelines were released in 2010, and the new guidelines will be released on October 15, 2015.  At that time, new recommendations will be made for all accredited training organizations to review and implement in …

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Dr. James Jude, who pioneered CPR, has passed away at 87

In CPR, In Memoriam by Paul Martin1 Comment

Dr. James Jude developed CPR in 1960, after observing colleagues Dr. William Kouwenhoven and graduate student Guy Knickerbocker’s work with defibrillators. Dr. Kouwenhoven is the developer of the defibrillator and Knickerbocker was doing work with fibrillating dogs at the time. Jude figured that pressure applied rhythmically to the center of the chest, with the heel of the hand, could jump-start …

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EpiPen has a Challenger in Abiliject

In Health and Safety by Paul Martin1 Comment

Allergic reactions can be very dangerous. A company called Windgap Medical feels that a good alternative to the EpiPen is long overdue and plans to join the auto-injector market with one called Abiliject. It is an automatic epinephrine injector scheduled for release in 2018. Here are three things about the Abiliject that set it apart from the EpiPen: 1. It’s smaller. …

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Saved a Life: Daughter saves Mom on Mother’s Day

In CPR, Featured Stories by Paul Martin2 Comments

It’s National CPR & AED Awareness Week, and we wanted to take the opportunity to share a life-saving story to help you put into perspective how important this training really is. As a nurse, Nancy has been trained in CPR many times throughout her career. It was the day after her most recent re-certification that she was called upon to …

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Deputies learn CPR for their K9 Partners

In CPR by Paul Martin1 Comment

My cousin is a police officer. He just got a new German Shepherd as a partner, and is now part of the K9 unit. But what do you do if your dog needs CPR? A veterinarian took some time to teach a group of deputies how to perform CPR on their dogs should they require it. They practiced first on …

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Get CPR and Choking Posters Today

In CPR, CPR, First Aid by Paul Martin3 Comments

We’ve heard many stories about people’s lives being saved, and not just from trained professionals. There are situations in which the rescuer had used a nearby poster to know what to do when someone needed rescuing. These posters are actually required for certain types of businesses, but we’d love to see these in as many places as possible. Many people …