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Actress Carrie Fisher given 30 minutes of CPR after Heart Attack (Updated)

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Actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia in Star Wars) suffered a heart attack while on a flight, about 15 minutes prior to landing at LAX. After the plane landed, paramedics continued CPR for another 15 minutes before they were able to get a pulse. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, tweeted this on Christmas day: Carrie is in stable condition.If there is a change,we …

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ACLS is Coming Next Year (Get Notified!)

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This year has seen massive updates to our CPR and First Aid courses and the launch of our pet first aid training. Over the last several months we’ve been working hard on our new Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) program. Since the start of the company, this has consistently been the most requested program from people that want the same …

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Come and See our New ProTrainings Corporate Website

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Over the last couple of years, we’ve been working hard on our new corporate website. It is finally time to reveal the website to you, along with our new company motto: Because Life Matters. Now there is a place where you can learn who we are, but more importantly what we believe in as an organization. We believe that life matters, …

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What is High Performance (Pit Crew) CPR?

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You may have heard about High Performance CPR (also called Pit Crew CPR). High Performance CPR was designed by Emergency Medical Service professionals. The name “Pit Crew CPR” comes from the inspiration they took from the pit crews in auto-racing, which feature teams of specialists that focus on a single task, when the car comes in, and do that to …

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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 …