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First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens programs now Captioned

In Bloodborne Pathogens, CPR, First Aid, ProTrainings by Paul Martin6 Comments

We’ve been working hard to make sure that you can enjoy our training videos, even with the volume off.  It also makes the videos accessible for those that are hard of hearing.  We’ve added captions for all of the videos on our CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training programs. All you have to do is click the little “CC” …

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Free CPR Training for High Schoolers

In CPR, CPR, Featured Stories, School & Student CPR by Scott Andersen5 Comments

There were 16.3 million students enrolled in public high schools in the U.S. in 2008 — students who are eager to learn CPR and save lives. At least, that’s what we’ve found talking to high school students throughout Michigan this past year. This is great news! But there’s a problem — school budget cuts are making it difficult for schools to afford …

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Hands-only CPR Explained

In CPR, Hands-Only CPR, ProTrainings, Training by Katrina Scheer2 Comments

Have you ever heard about hands-only CPR? Ever wondered what it is? Or how effective it is?… Well, you’re in luck! Because today is the day I am going to explain hands-only CPR. Hands-only CPR, which is also known as compression-only CPR, is probably better termed, “compression-only resuscitation” because it does not involve rescue breaths. (CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, …

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AED Training: What is it and how does it work?

In CPR, ProTrainings, Training by Katrina Scheer2 Comments

I get a lot of people asking me, what does AED stand for?…well, I’m glad you asked. AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. AEDs are designed to shock the heart, in order for the heart to begin beating with a normal rhythm.  The AED analyzes the heart’s rhythm, states whether a shock is advised, and then charges. The AED then …

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“Good Samaritan” CPR

In CPR, ProTrainings by Katrina Scheer2 Comments

Do your poor choices in the past disqualify you from making good choices in the future?…Does what you did yesterday define who are today or who you will be tomorrow? Sergio Leyva, an inmate in the LA county jail, learned he could redeem himself though something as simple as CPR. Back in August of this year, one of his correctional officers collapsed …

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Marriage, Weddings &…CPR?

In CPR, ProTrainings by Katrina ScheerLeave a Comment

Linda Modzelewski and her husband, Gerald, were attending a wedding a few months ago when she collapsed to the ground. She wasn’t breathing. “I don’t remember hearing or seeing anything after that,” Linda said. Gerald immediately dropped to her side and started performing CPR on his wife. He revived her twice, but when her heart stopped beating for a third time, …

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Personal Loss Fuels Commitment to Save Babies’ Lives

In CPR, Customer Stories, First Aid, Health and Safety, ProTrainings, Training by Katrina ScheerLeave a Comment

Mending Hearts for IDK (which stands for Ian Delaney Koehl) is an organization based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, which seeks to effect change in their community. Their mission is simple: to train parents to confidently perform infant CPR. This passion was birthed from personal experience. Nita Koehl founded this organization at midnight on October 15th, 2010, after attending the Indianapolis Luminary for National Pregnancy …

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CPR in Sports: Baseball Umpire Saves Employee

In CPR, CPR in Sports, ProTrainings, Rescues by Katrina ScheerLeave a Comment

Jim Joyce, a veteran baseball umpire, had no idea what was in store for him when he was getting ready for a game between the Marlins and Diamondbacks in Arizona on Monday night. According to an article by Scott Miller, Joyce was walking out of his dressing room when he saw a game-day Diamondback employee having a seizure. He knew that he needed …