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  • EXTRA 20% OFF CPR AND AED AWARENESS WEEK 2017

    Believe it or not, our best CPR Manikin deal ever is back… it has been years, but in recognition of CPR & AED Awareness Week, we’re offering 20% off CPR Prompt®, Basic Buddy™, and Prestan® Products… even the awesome Prestan bilingual AED Trainer and the new Prestan Ultralite® Manikins!

    The manufacturers control pricing on these products (it’s called “Minimum Advertised Price policy”) so we are very fortunate to have permission to offer all of these best-selling CPR & AED training products at an even more exceptional value to help you raise awareness of critical lifesaving skills. Take advantage of this very rare deal to build your manikin militia and go wage war on sudden death!

    ONE WEEK ONLY!

    While we at American CPR Training™ have always promoted CPR & AED Awareness month, you’ll want to hurry to take advantage of these National CPR & AED Awareness Week Deals now. Enter code "CPRSaves" in your shopping cart (not at checkout) for this EXTRA 20% OFF while stock is available.


    Offer expires at Midnight 06/9/17 Available Online at AmericanCPR.com or Toll Free - Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or incentives. Offer cannot be applied to completed orders. While supplies last, offer subject to substitution or change without notice. Call with questions or for further details. Offer only valid on brands listed above.

  • If You're Gonna Die... Be Near a Guy

    A new study says that CPR performed by males is more effective than CPR performed by females.

    A new study conducted by the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel, Switzerland found that women simply aren’t as effective as men are with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

    Influence of Gender on the Performance of Cardiopulmonary Rescue Teams: A Randomized, Prospective Simulator Study.

    man-giving-cprThe project studied the differences between women and men in the execution of CPR as well as their leadership skills during the lifesaving procedure. Earlier studies indicated that the effective leadership and communication during CPR increases the odds of survival for the casualty.

    Certain to breed much controversy, the study say s that women take longer to act, spend less time with their hands on the patient, and are less likely to take control of the situation.

    American CPR Training™, ILCOR< ECC, and otherguidelines say giving early, uninterrupted chest compressions and breaths is vital when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.

    216 medical school students were recruited for the study and were split evenly as 108 female and 108 male rescuers. The research team ran a simulated cardiac arrest scenario and monitored each student’s performance, measuring them on “hands-on time,” which is considered the first three minutes of uninterrupted chest compressions after a patient falls into cardiac arrest.

    The female teams took an average of 109 seconds before placing their hands on the patient, compared with 70 seconds for men. The female teams had their hands on the patient for just 87 seconds in the first three minutes of care, compared with 109 seconds for men.

    The students were also graded on their level of leadership by tracking the number of times they took control of the situation and directed others on how to assist, or explained clearly what or how to perform a task.

    The simulations were completed in same-sex teams and then again in mixed-gender teams.

    The authors found a significant difference in the quality of care when it came to comparing men to women.

    Study Objectives: Little is known about the influence of gender on resuscitation performance which may improve future education in resuscitation. The aim of this study was to compare female and male rescuers in regard to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and leadership performance.

    Learn CPR Now! Learn CPR Now!

    The female-only teams also showed less leadership communication compared with the male-only teams. Even in mixed teams, women made significantly fewer clear leadership statements than their male counterparts.

    Professor Sabina Hunziker, the study leader, stated in a university news release that even though men and women may understand CPR all the same, better training standards and practices would be especially helpful for young female physicians.

    “This suggests that more targeted measures need to be introduced to prepare and train women for emergency situations,” says Hunziker.

    Want more? Read the study. Want to do more? LEARN CPR! Hold a CPR Training class at your location for ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™

  • Empirical

    EmpireOn this date in 1931, New York's Empire State Building opened.

    It was built by John Jakob Raskob of General Motors, and was the result of his competition with Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation to see who could erect the taller building. Standing
    1,250 feet high from ground to roof, it surpassed the 1,046-foot Chrysler Building as the world's tallest skyscraper. In fact, the Empire State Building held the "world's tallest" title for 40 years, until it was outdone by the World Trade Center in 1972.

    It's cool to be "first", "best",  or "#1", but sometimes, it is just awesome being classic, popular, and loved.

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  • Love Your Mother

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    Happy Earth Day

  • National Volunteer Week

    Volunteering is near and dear to us, and many of our thousands of Instructors volunteer their services to make communities safer in many ways.

    National Volunteer Week is coming up April 23-29, brought to you by Points of Light, is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.

    Service Unites, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.

    Celebrate National Volunteer Week

    National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. Plan or attend an event to celebrate the impact of changemakers in your community, and inspire others to serve. Learn more

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  • How Healthy is Your Home Town?

    Where you live affects your health in many ways - the climate, the air quality, even the lifestyles of those around you can influence your own habits and health...

    500-cities-logoThe CDC and its partners released a website that provides first-of-its-kind, neighborhood-level health data for the 500 largest US cities. The 500 Cities project provides data on 5 risk behaviors, 13 health outcomes, and 9 prevention practices for the most common, costly, and preventable chronic diseases.  Health professionals can view data by city or census tract, explore the interactive map, get map books for individual cities, and compare cities to identify emerging health problems and plan effective interventions. Learn more about the 500 Cities Project.

  • Are you a "Sodium Smarty"?

    Sodium QuizSodium in Your Diet? Good, bad, or indifferent - do you have any Clue how much is already in that food before you add your own?

    Take the Million Hearts® quiz - it is a fun way to test what you know and to learn the (sometimes surprising) truth about sodium, as well as tips to reduce it at home and at the grocery store.

    SodiumDid you know? More than 75% of the Sodium we eat comes from processed and restaurant foods, not the salt shaker!
    Learn about sodium sources >

  • Youth Preparedness Council

    Time is running out! Applications for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) close on March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

    LEARN MORE: Youth Saving Tomorrow

    FEMA-YouthTeens from across the nation have the opportunity to make a difference in their communities by joining the YPC. Young people on the council work to better their emergency preparedness skills to help ensure readiness and recovery in their own neighborhoods and beyond. All students in grades 8-11, who have engaged in community service or are interested in being an ambassador for emergency preparedness, are encouraged to apply.

    Are you an adult working with youth or emergency management? Share the application with those you believe might be interested in applying today. Applicants must submit a completed application form, two letters of recommendation, and academic records.

    Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. PST on March 31, 2017.

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  • Youth Saving Tomorrow

    Learn about a great opportunity to develop an emergency management career. FEMA Corps is an AmeriCorps service program where teams of young adults from 18-24 receive FEMA training, equipment, and deploy on assignments across the country. Members work alongside FEMA staff to support disaster response, recovery, and preparedness.

    FEMA Corps: A Pathway to an Emergency Management Career

    Webinar Direct link to join webinar: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r2ds8o04rca/

    March 14, 2017                 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

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  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

    We've shared information about Carbon Monoxide poisoning while discussing Smoke Alarms as well as Preparing for Winter Weather and how Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous... But did you know that when power outages occur after severe weather (such as winter storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside?

    copoisoning_456pxHow to Recognize CO Poisoning

    The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. People who are sleeping or who have been drinking alcohol can die from CO poisoning before ever having symptoms.

    CO Poisoning Prevention Tips

    • Never use a gas range or oven to heat a home.
    • Never leave the motor running in a vehicle parked in an enclosed or partially enclosed space, such as a garage.
    • Never run a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented. Keep vents and flues free of debris, especially if winds are high. Flying debris can block ventilation lines.
    • Never run a motor vehicle, generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine less than 20 feet from an open window, door, or vent where exhaust can vent into an enclosed area.
    • Never use a charcoal grill, hibachi, lantern, or portable camping stove inside a home, tent, or camper.
    • If conditions are too hot or too cold, seek shelter with friends or at a community shelter.
    • If CO poisoning is suspected, consult a health care professional right away.

    CO poisoning is entirely preventable. You can protect yourself and your family by acting wisely in case of a power outage and learning the symptoms of CO poisoning.

    For more information, please visit the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning website.

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