Category Archives: CPR

BLS for Healthcare Providers Preview

BLS for Healthcare Providers Preview Below you will find a preview clip of our G2015 BLS for Healthcare Providers video and sample pages of our BLS student workbook. For information on adding on the BLS for Healthcare Providers certification contact us by emailing instructortraining@emssafety.com.
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CPR Save at the Gym

Debb Homman, a certified EMS Safety Instructor and employee with ChildCare Aware in Kansas, went to the gym at about 11:45 am one August morning that she will never forget.
While she was on the treadmill, Debb witnessed a man collapse off the machine he was using. A woman walked over to the man to check on him, but there was no response.

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Sample 2015 CPR Guideline Pages

Sample 2015 CPR Guideline Workbook Pages Below are samples of pages from our CPR, AED and First Aid student workbook. The pages are full color with an easy-to-read layout. Throughout the workbook you will see graphic icons to help the student spot and understand key information, signs of illness or injury, care techniques and more. If you…
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Why Take CPR Training Seriously?

Why take CPR training seriously? Besides the obvious, your career and reputation may depend on it. Last year during a ‘vertical patrol’ inside a stairwell, a rookie NYPD officer accidentally discharged his weapon. The bullet ricocheted off a wall, then struck an innocent person who was also in ...

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Remembering Hank Gathers

Remembering Hank Gathers. Hank collapsed during a basketball game on March 4, 1990, and passed away shortly after. We interview teammate and friend, Bo Kimble.

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So, No Rescue Breaths with CPR, Right?

So, No Rescue Breaths with CPR, Right? I hear a version of that question before just about every CPR and AED class I teach. The answer is a bit yes and no… To be clear, for successful CPR course completion, rescue breaths with CPR is required. End blog. Just kidding… Here are 2 things you…
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Pregnant CPR Student

Pregnant CPR Student in your class? I have a pregnant student in my CPR class. What do I do? An Instructor recently submitted an ‘Ask the Expert’ question about a pregnant student in her class. The Instructor wanted to know, “I have a pregnant student signed up for my class. Is there a cut off recommended…
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2015 CPR Guidelines Announced

2015 CPR Guidelines Announced A lot of people ask, 'Why do CPR and first aid guidelines change?" The answer is more research and improved resuscitation science leads to better outcomes. So, every five years the good folks associated with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and the International First Aid Science Advisory Board get together…
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness month. According to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) takes the lives of 300,000 Americans a year. In fact, it’s the number one killer of men and women over the age of forty. The survival rate for a victim outside of…
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Dr. Sam Stratton Appointed Medical Director for EMS Safety

Dr. Sam Stratton Appointed Medical Director for EMS Safety EMS Safety has a new Medical Director! As a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician, Dr. Stratton is committed to improving survival of sudden cardiac arrest. He’s soon to retire from his role as the Deputy Health Officer and Medical Director of Health Disaster Management and the Emergency…
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