November 2015

  1. The Gift of Life
    Categories: CPR Training & First Aid Training

    The Gift of Life

    After all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hype and hustle, did you really get anything meaningful for those on your Holiday Gift Giving list? Why not give something they'll keep forever and share? Schedule a CPR & First Aid Class at your location and give the knowledge to save the life of a friend, family member, co-worker or stranger...
  2. Categories: CPR Training & Instructors Corner

    What is CPR & Why Should You Be Certified?

    CPR stands for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. It is a lifesaving skill that increases the survival rate of victims that experience cardiac arrest. CPR saves lives! During an emergency situation where a victim has stopped breathing, CPR skills would come in handy. Each year, nearly 400,000 people in the United States suffer out-of hospital cardiac arrest. Less than 8% of those who...
  3. Death by Shopping
    Categories: Emergency Preparedness

    Death by Shopping

    Is Black Friday Dangerous? To your wallet, certainly. To your health and wellness? Apparently so. There have been 7 deaths and 98 injuries on Black Friday since 2006 (plus a few honorable mentions - similar to Darwin awards) according to the Black Friday Death Count site. Beyond the fabled Wal-Mart Stampedes, there are other safety concerns... identity theft and pickpockets...
  4. Categories: Odd Bits of News & Trivia

    How Can We Possibly Express Our Thanks?

    Today, Thanksgiving, is a day to reflect on what one is thankful for. Where could we possibly begin? We are thankful for nearly a quarter century of building our organization and contributing to the lifesaving field. We are thankful  for our thousands of Instructors and Clients. We are thankful do have surpassed a landmark of having trained 1 out of...
  5. Categories: OSHA and Other Safety Training

    Elimination of Violence against Women

    Today is the World International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, sponsored by WHO, the World Health Organization. Why This International Day? Violence against women is a human rights violation Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women Violence against women impacts on...
  6. Categories: OSHA and Other Safety Training

    Sexual Violence

    Workplace Violence & Harassment are issues we train on and offer materials about for safety professionals to share. It is important, though to understand that these behaviors can escalate and can occur outside of the actual employment location. Sexual Violence Sexual violence (SV) refers to sexual activity where consent is not obtained or not given freely. Anyone can experience SV, but...
  7. What are YOU Thankful for?
    Categories: Odd Bits of News & Trivia

    What are YOU Thankful for?

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, and you gather with family and loved ones, please remember to keep U.S. service members who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms at the top of your list of thanks. Many of them will be spending the holiday in a cold, sterile hospital room, coping with the realities of their life-changing injuries. There is no...
  8. Safety Tips for Driving on Winter Roads
    Categories: Disaster, Survival, Preparation & Odd Bits of News & Trivia

    Safety Tips for Driving on Winter Roads

    It’s that time of year that many of us will be traveling to see family and friends for the holidays. Having lots of experience driving in terrible weather, I’ve had to learn how to be safe and in control while driving on roads covered in ice, snow and rain - sometimes all three at a time. When you live in...
  9. Heart Health
    Categories: CPR Training, AED Training, AED (Automated External Defibrillators), CPR Products, Health / Medical Education & Health News

    Heart Health

    Heart disease and stroke cost America nearly $1 billion a day in medical costs and lost productivity. Explore CDC’s work to protect Americans' heart health, a strategy that can boost employers’ profitability and workers' well-being. CDC PROTECTS AMERICA’S HEART HEALTH—FOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES Heart disease and stroke are among the most widespread and costly health problems facing America’s employers today...
  10. Universal Children's Day
    Categories: Health News

    Universal Children's Day

    Today is Universal Children's Day. Since 1954, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. Children's Day can be a day of focus on children's health and safety, or on raising our children without prejudice and hatred, so tomorrow can bring a safer...

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