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

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

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 …

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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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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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Isn’t Online CPR Certification an Oxymoron?

In CPR, First Aid, Hands-Only CPR, ProCPR vs. Traditional Training, ProFirstAid, ProTrainings by Scott Andersen4 Comments

I was spending some time on Twitter recently when I saw a message that caught me off guard. It read, “Isn’t online CPR certification an oxymoron?” As the co-founder of a company that provides online CPR certification, I have become accustomed to defending our business and explaining why online training is a better way to learn. But the way this …

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People More Apt to Perform “Hands-Only” CPR than Traditional Method

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Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of people say they would be more likely to perform CPR on someone if they did not need to have mouth-to-mouth contact such as through rescue breaths, according to an American Red Cross survey. “Hands-Only CPR is an effective lifesaving technique especially for an untrained bystander who witnesses someone suddenly collapse,” said Dr. David Markenson, chair, …

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2010 CPR Guideline Updates

In AHA, CPR, Effectiveness, Hands-Only CPR, Training by Paul Martin1 Comment

Here are a few of the changes in CPR Guidelines for 2010.  This makes a few significant changes from the 2005 guidelines.  The focus with these changes is on good chest compressions.  Here are just a few of the differences between the 2005 and 2010 guidelines. We’re going to be working on updating the videos on our websites as soon …

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2010 CPR Guidelines Update Coming on Monday

In CPR, Hands-Only CPR, Training by Paul Martin1 Comment

This coming Monday, October 18, 2010, the new CPR guidelines will be released. The updates, which come out every five years, are speculated to increase the recommendation of compressions-only (hands-only) CPR. We’re hoping to bring the updates to you as soon as we can, once the guidelines have been released. What do you expect the changes to be, this time? …

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Regular CPR works Best in Children, but Hands-Only works too

In CPR, Effectiveness, Hands-Only CPR by Paul MartinLeave a Comment

Bystanders who start CPR on children before paramedics arrive can save lives and limit brain damage, regardless of whether they do the old-fashioned type of CPR with chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth or the newer “hands-only” CPR, a study from Japan confirms. In the study of children who had suffered cardiac arrest outside a hospital, those who received any CPR were about …