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  • Blood: OSHA First Aid Compliance requires more than just First Aid

    Not only is blood nasty, it is dangerous.
    Of course you’ve complied with OSHA requirements and have your first aid kit at your business (and hopefully one at home and one in your car, too), but what about blood?
    Blood contains BBP - Bloodborne Pathogens are microorganisms that exist in blood and other bodily fluids, and can cause disease in humans.  Among others, they include the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B (HBV), and Hepatitis C (HCV).  Each of these diseases can be fatal, and each can be avoided by observing the concept of Universal Precautions.

    OSHA regulation 29CFR1910.1030(d)(3)(i)  states that "When there is occupational exposure, the employer shall provide, at no cost to the employee, appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, gloves, gowns, laboratory coats, face shields or masks and eye protection, and mouthpieces, resuscitation bags, pocket masks, or other ventilation devices" So… basically – If any blood spills in your workplace, you are required to be prepared/have supplies on hand to appropriately deal with it. Don’t fret. Compliance is easy and inexpensive. See our BBP Spill Kits from as little as $8.53 each or all Bloodborne Pathogen Supplies.

    Also remember that OSHA 29CFR1910.1030 requires Bloodborne pathogen training for many specific lines of work, but also for any employee whose job designation requires them to render first aid, even as a collateral duty. In short, if you have a first aid kit or first aid cabinet that any employee may use (and even more so if you have held CPR or First Aid Training at your workplace) you need to offer employees BBP training as well to keep them safe and to stay in strict compliance with OSHA regs.

    OUR EASY SOLUTIONS FOR BBP COMPLIANCE

    ANSI Compliant First Aid Kits

    We have both bulk and unitized versions of these ANSI Compliant kits, each fully stocked and labeled with the pertinent information. The compartmented first aid kits offer first aid contents that are organized for fast access and labeled with clear directions by injury type and contain concise directions for use. For unitized, they have at least the minimum ANSI required items and are color-coded per the ANSI Color Coded Unitized standard. ANSI bulk first aid kits offer full first aid compliance in the most economical manner.


    Bloodborne Pathogen Kits

    Whether by air or bodily fluids, we have the industrial protection kits for you to make sure you are protected against many types of bloodborne pathogens and accidental exposure. All of our bloodborne pathogen kits include some type of gloves, clothes coveralls, masks and other types of pathogen killing materials such as wipes, and fluid control solidifiers to help control the flow of hazardous bodily fluid. Some of our BBP kits also come with protective Microshields for CPR purposes.


  • Learn how to save 2 lives during 1 CPR Rescue


    How do you save 2 lives with 1 CPR rescue?

    Protect the Rescuer!

    The decision to perform lifesaving CPR sometimes comes down to whether or not the rescuer feels safe doing so… Is a life worth an investment of 84¢ - $2.25? We think so!

    • Invest in lifesaving readiness today
    • Perfect for home, car, bag, desk, first aid kit, anywhere – everywhere!
    • Many of our Instructors give these out to each student in their classes (and many others purchase in bulk and sell to students in their classes)
    • Save a Life – ACT NOW!™

  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Importance Info

    The week before Memorial Day (May 20–26, 2019) is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. The goal of this awareness week is to maximize the health benefits of swimming by minimizing the risk of illness and injury. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity every week, including water-based physical activity, can benefit everyone’s health. Each of us plays a role in preventing illnesses and injuries linked to the water we swim, play, relax in, and share. Swimming is a fun, healthy way to stay physically active and spend quality time with family and friends. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week highlights the roles that swimmers, parents of young swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials play in preventing disease outbreaks, drowning, and pool chemical injuries.

    Why Is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week Important?

    Injuries caused by mishandling pool chemicals:
    Pool chemicals are added to maintain water quality (for example, to kill germs). Each year, however, mishandling pool chemicals when treating public or residential/backyard pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds leads to 3,000–5,000 visits to U.S. emergency departments.
    For more info, visit CDCs Pool Chemical Info.

    Illnesses caused by the germs in pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds:
    During 2000–2014, nearly 500 outbreaks were linked to pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds. Most of the outbreaks were caused by germs Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto”), Legionella, or Pseudomonas. Healthy swimming is not just about the steps pool operators and pool inspectors take—so let’s all do our part to help keep ourselves, our families, and our friends healthy.
    For more info, visit CDCs Healthy Swimming Info.

    Drowning:
    Each day, two children younger than 14 years old die from drowning. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children 1–4 years old. we want to remind you about drowning prevention. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental injury or death in children under the age of 5. Drowning can be quick and silent. It's a fallacy that the act of drowning is accompanies by screams or splashing, making proactive prevention crucial. To help prevent drownings, please remember to have active adult supervision, never swim alone, make sure your pool is fenced with self-closing/latching gates, and most of all keep a Pool / Lifeguard First Aid Kit on hand.
    For more info, visit CDCs Water Injuries Info.

    Harmful algal blooms:
    Algae can grow in warm, nutrient-rich fresh- and marine water. An abundant growth of algae that harms people or animals is referred to as a harmful algal bloom (HAB). HABs in fresh- and marine water can produce toxins that cause a variety of symptoms including skin irritation, coughing, sneezing, diarrhea, stomach pain, numbness, and dizziness. Symptoms vary depending on the type of HAB toxin and the type of exposure, such as skin contact, ingestion by eating food or drinking water contaminated with HAB toxins, or breathing in tiny droplets or mist contaminated with HAB toxins.
    For more info, visit CDCs HAB Toxin Info

    Naegleria fowleri “the brain-eating ameba”:
    Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic ameba (a singlecelled living organism) that is commonly found in warm freshwater such as in lakes, rivers, and hot springs. If water containing the ameba goes up the nose forcefully, the ameba can invade and cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
    For more info, visit CDCs Naegleria Info

  • CPR Instructors scramble to meet new AHA Requirements by January 31

    January 30, 2019

    American CPR Training™ reminds Instructors that the American Heart Association’s new requirements for CPR training courses using CPR feedback devices are effective in just two weeks.

    The American Heart Association published that they “will now require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device in all courses that teach adult CPR skills, effective January 31, 2019". Also, the American Red Cross published a statement that they “will incorporate CPR feedback devices in all classes delivered directly by the American Red Cross and recommend CPR feedback device usage for all training partners”. To comply with the new course requirement, feedback devices must, at minimum, measure and provide real-time audio feedback and/or visual feedback on compression rate and depth. Other national training organizations (American CPR Training™, etc.) have not yet implemented these requirements for instructors, however, it is likely that the 2020 ILCOR/ECC guidelines will include this requirement in which case all compliant CPR Training organizations in the US will add this to their instructor guidelines.

    American Heart Association Requirements:
    • Chest compressions are delivered at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute and at a depth of at least two inches.
    • Feedback devices must, at a minimum, measure and provide real-time audio and/or visual feedback on compression rate and depth.
    • Although chest recoil and proper hand placement is noted in the announcement, it is NOT part of the compliance with the directive.

    Prestan Professional CPR Manikins with CPR feedback meet the new requirements!

    Prestan evaluated their Manikin products in light of the American Heart Association statements and have determined that Prestan Professional Adult CPR/AED Training Manikins with Monitor meet all of the requirements as stated by the American Heart Association.

    Prestan’s Professional Adult CPR/AED Training Manikin with Monitor provides real-time visual feedback with lights in the shoulder area of the manikin that builds student confidence by providing feedback rates in steps. Then, when compressions are 100 to 120 per minute, two green lights appear. If the upper limit of 120 compressions per minute is exceeded, a yellow flashing light will flash on and off. Prestan’s Professional Adult CPR/AED Training Manikin with Monitor also provides real-time audio feedback with a clicker mechanism that emits a loud ‘click’ sound when the torso is compressed to a depth of at least 2 inches.

    The American Heart Association has not set requirements for Child manikins nor Infant manikins yet – although Prestan’s Professional Child CPR/AED Training Manikins with Monitors and Prestan’s Professional Infant CPR/AED Training Manikins with Monitors provide the same comprehensive feedback mechanism desired by instructors worldwide.

    Have Prestan Manikins but Need to Upgrade?

    If you already own Prestan Manikins, without monitors or with the older putty colored monitors, upgrade them today! You can purchase the New Blue Prestan Monitors to easily upgrade all your Prestan Manikins. Available in singles or 4 packs.

    Build Your Life Saving Confidence With Prestan Professional Manikins!

    Meet your confidence goals with the SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, INTEGRATED FEEDBACK of the Prestan Professional Manikins. No wires to connect, No device hookup, No extra equipment, and Feedback is contained within the manikin! Shop our Prestan Professional Manikins

    About Prestan Manikins

    Prestan Manikins offer full compliance with the new requirements at affordable pricing (Under $150 for a complete Adult Manikin with Feedback Monitor) where other manikins require expensive ($300+ per manikin) external adapter to upgrade to current standards/requirements. Prestan Manikins can be ordered on Amazon (Prime 2 day available) or with free shipping and free extra/bonus items at AmericanCPR.com

    About American CPR Training™
    American CPR Training™ was founded in 1993 to provide live, onsite CPR & First Aid Training at ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™ - Decades later, American CPR™ has thousands of Instructor nationwide – and spanning the globe, making lifesaving training fun and affordable for businesses that require safety training and any group interested in learning how to save lives. 1 out of every 2,000 Americans has now learned how to make their workplace or community safer through American CPR™ bystander rescue skills.

    https://AmericanCPR.com

  • It's the American CPR Training™ YEAR-END BLOWOUT

    It's the American CPR Training™

    YEAR-END BLOWOUT

    ***Bigger than our Biggest Sale Ever!***

    20% off to an unbelievable 96% off these American CPR Training™ Instructor Deals!
    (and you may be able to write these purchases off your 2018 taxes as well!*)

    You’ve spent the year giving the gift of life through your teaching efforts. Now let us give you the gift of up to 96% off! Use it to get a slick new training outfit, fun props and tools for teaching, or to stock up for your 2019 training needs - all just for YOU, our American CPR Training™ Affiliate Instructors, at year-end-blowout pricing! Just click the images above for these special closeout and overstock sale prices.

    Plus! Click below for American CPR Training™ Student & Instructor Materials 20% off for a very limited time - Enter promo code "ACT2018" in your shopping cart or at checkout for the extra 20% off!

    (*Talk to your Tax Advisors - they may advise you to stock up for 2019 now and take double savings, 20% off and write off the cost against your 2018 training income on your tax return!)

    Offer expires at Midnight 12/31/18. Available Online at AmericanCPR.com or Toll Free 800.823.0124 - 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. 20% "ACT2018" code applies only to the American CPR Training™ Materials - excluding any existing special offers such as our DVD BOGO. Call with questions or for further details.

  • GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

    Risk for injuries and heart attack both rise dramatically during the holiday season. Sudden Cardiac Arrest increase is commonly attributed to holiday stress, as well as the consumption of richer foods and alcohol. Injuries and accidents rise due to cooking (often with many people in an unfamiliar kitchen), holiday lights and decorations, space heaters, and more.

    No matter what the reason - Give life this season! Whether your group is still within the 2 year certification period or not: a refresher course in CPR and First Aid is timely, makes a great gift, and could help keep everyone safe. Remember that 80% of all bystander CPR is performed on loved ones!  

    Now… if you want to give the gift of lifesaving, we’ll pitch in too. Not only are our CPR, First Aid & AED Classes ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™, but you can save even more by combining classes and, we’ll add a FREE CPR KEYCHAIN MASK for every person in your group if you schedule and pay for your class in December 2018 to occur any time in 2019! Training makes a great group event - Take your Holiday down-time and turn it into a lifesaving event!

    (See how to get your free deal and view the CPR Keychains, or purchase some as gifts at the links below.)

    Ready? ...Get your quotes now!

    CPR

    CPR Training for Bystander and Healthcare

    Adult, Child & Infant CPR

    (New Guidelines - Full CPR & Compression-Only!)

    2½ Hours

    $16.50 - $29 per student
    2 Year Certification
    Includes Student Handbook, Certification Card, CPR Reminder Pen, Student Practice Materials & More

    | CPR Facts | Curriculum | Quote |

    AED

    Automated External Defibrillator Training

    AED
    Automated External Defibrillation


    2½ Hours

    $16.50 - $29 per student
    2 Year Certification
    Includes Student Handbook, Certification Card, Reminder Pen, Student Practice Materials & More

    | Curriculum | Quote |

    First Aid

    First Aid Safety Training

    Basic 1st Aid & Emergency Care

    2 Hours

    $16.50 - $29 per student
    2 Year Certification
    Includes Student Handbook, Certification Card, Reminder Pen, Student Practice Materials & More

    | Curriculum | Quote |

    Two students practicing examination and compressions on a manikin. This is a link which you may click on to request a quote for CPR training instructions and more.

    How it works: Get your CPR, First Aid, or AED Quote by clicking below (or combination of any/all these). After reviewing the super-low quote price, schedule and pay for your class with our team in December 2018 to happen at your location ANY TIME DURING 2019 & we’ll add a free CPR keychain for each student. For single topics, we’ll add the mini keychain and if you hold a multi-topic class, we’ll add the larger keychain with gloves! You must mention you want the “Free CPR Keychain Deal” when scheduling, as we can’t send them out after a class – we need to include them with your materials so we can hand out to the students on the day of the class. If you would like to purchase some for gifts or safety reminders – you may do that too – just click below.


    Offer expires at Midnight 12/27/18 Available Online at AmericanCPR.com or Toll Free 800.823.0124 - 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.


  • Prestan Rolls Out Major Upgrade to Professional AED Trainer!


    The Prestan Professional AED Trainer PLUS is a totally updated and customizable AED Trainer.  It is the most accurate representation of how current AEDs in the marketplace look and perform.  It offers features not found on any other universal AED Trainer, including a Child Button.

    This realistic unit gives students a true-to-life training experience.  Voice prompts are clear and calm and the training pads sense when they are placed on a manikin.

    Instructors can customize their training classes with options for scenarios and volume as well as the ability to turn on or off the compression metronome and/or the “give breaths” voice prompt.

    With a 3-year warranty and durable long-lasting pads, the AED Trainer PLUS is built to last.

  • #HappyHalloween

    Happy Halloween!  #HappyHalloween

  • Important Information Regarding Severe Weather

    Important Information Regarding Severe Weather

    Visit Weather.gov for more information and forecasts for hurricanes or tropical storms.

    Visit Ready.gov/Hurricanes for tips on how to prepare for, and stay safe during and after, hurricanes and tropical storms.

    Visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Severe Storm and Flood Recovery Assistance page for information on income and job assistance, and cleanup and recovery safety tips.

    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    READ MORE:

    DISASTER, SURVIVAL, PREPARATION

    Don’t Wait – Communicate

    Don’t Fall for Charity Scams

     

  • The Original Prestan Manikins are GOING AWAY!

    The Original Prestan Manikins are GOING AWAY!

    BIG NEWS!

    After a hugely successful 10 years on the market, Prestan is retiring their flagship item from the product line – the Light Skin Manikin!

    While replacement skin overlays and faces will still be available, the Light Skin Manikin in of itself will soon be no more! This will apply to all Light Skin Manikins….adult, child, and infant; singles, four-packs, and collections.

    Due to their more realistic tones, the popularity of the Medium and Dark Skin Manikins has surpassed that of the Light Skin Manikins by about 20 to 1. These manikins still use the advanced skin overlay developed with 3M – for easy cleaning, discoloration prevention, and effortless AED pad adherence and removal – but the tone is far more lifelike which has become overwhelmingly preferred in recent times.

    How does this affect you?

    In the past, you have purchased this soon-to-be discontinued product from us. This change does not pose an issue for the manikins you currently have and use, but we thought perhaps you’re looking to add to your inventory and would like to keep a consistent physicality / look & feel of your training equipment –
    Now would be the time to do so!

    Prestan is accepting orders for the Light Skin Manikins only until August 31st! We are asking any of our customers looking for the Light Skin Manikin to place their order with us by the close of August 29th - and are offering FREE GROUND SHIPPING*.

    You may have seen or heard of the new requirement announced by the American Heart Association stating that the AHA “will now require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device in all courses that teach adult CPR skills” which is to be put into effect early 2019. As a Prestan manikin user, you’re in luck! So long as your manikins include the monitor, you are already in compliance. But don’t worry if you purchased manikins without monitors – you can easily, and cost-effectively, get up to date by simply ordering the monitors alone to place within your manikins.

    ORIGINAL SKIN TONE DISCONTINUED!

    The light skin tone will no longer be available for Prestan Professional Manikins.

    August 31st, 2018 Prestan will discontinue Prestan Professional Manikins in the Light skin tone.

    After this date, Prestan Professional Manikins will only be available
    in Medium or Dark skin tones.

    This applies to all Professional Manikins: Adult, Child, Replacement skin 4-packs, Collections, Family Packs and Jaw-Thrust. Replacement skin 4-packs in the Light skin tone will continue to be available for torsos as well as replacement faces.

    Stock up TODAY before they are gone!


    *Free Ground Shipping available in the 48 contiguous U.S. States for all Prestan CPR Manikins. Does not apply to parts and accessories.


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