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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 …

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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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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 …

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Saved a Life: Mother saves son days after learning CPR

In CPR, CPR, Customer Stories, Family, Featured Stories, First Aid, Inspirational Stories, ProFirstAid, ProTrainings, Rescues, Training by Elizabeth Shaw6 Comments

CPR training came just in time for a mother and her child. Tammy Schneider, a Kent District Library employee for 14 years, was told that the library was putting together an online CPR and First Aid training for all staff through a company called ProTrainings. “Personally, I thought it was a great idea,” said Schneider. “I think that anytime you can learn …

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What do Sumo wrestlers, cardboard boxes, and CPR training have in common?

In Blended CPR, CPR, CPR, Featured Stories, First Aid, ProFirstAid, ProTrainings, Training by Elizabeth Shaw4 Comments

Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could complete your CPR training entirely online? Can you imagine how convenient and efficient it would be to start and finish your learning CPR experience from the comfort of your own home? Can you imagine paying a fraction of the cost for your training kit and classes than what you pay now? This isn’t …

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Online CPR Certification, Not a Scam: Gossip, Lies, & Misconceptions

In Approval, Blended CPR, CPR, CPR, Effectiveness, ProTrainings by Scott Andersen10 Comments

We’ve been receiving some pretty emotionally-charged messages lately from rival CPR instructors in our neck of the Internet, so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear up some of the misconceptions people have about online CPR training, particularly the training we offer here at ProCPR. There are some CPR instructors out there who will tell you that all online …

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CPR Education can help Triple Cardiac-Arrest Survival Rate

In CPR, Effectiveness, Training by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

In Denmark, they started a country-wide effort to teach all of their citizens the life-saving skill of CPR.  The effort started in 2005 with the release of 150,000 instructional kits to their residents.  They also started to teach CPR to kids in elementary school, as well as require teens to learn it to get their driver’s license.  The effectiveness of …

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Should Bartenders be Required to Learn CPR?

In CPR, CPR, Training by Paul Martin4 Comments

That’s the question that has been brought up by a lawmaker in Utah, who wants bartenders to undergo CPR training to deal with emergencies on the job.  Rep. Spencer Cox plans to pursue a statewide requirement. He feels that the training makes sense in places that serve or sell alcohol, because there is a greater potential for violence and fighting.  …

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Pennsylvania Requires High Performance CPR for EMS

In CPR, CPR, Effectiveness by Paul Martin1 Comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, made a special announcement in March 2013.  The state would be requiring their emergency medical services personnel to use High Performance CPR beginning on July 1, 2013. ALL EMS personnel, QRS, BLS, and ALS EMS Agencies will be using the high performance CPR approach to manage cardiac arrests beginning July 1, 2013. …