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CPR Training

Read up on the latest information about CPR, C.A.R.E. CPR™, Compression-Only CPR™, Airway Obstructions, and Conscious & Unconscious Choking Treatment. Our CPR articles will keep you up to date with national CPR guidelines including American Red Cross CPR guidelines and practices.
  • Heart Health

    FEBRUARY IS HEART HEALTH MONTH!

    How Healthy is Your Heart?

    Did you know that every American CPR Training™ CPR class covers anatomy & physiology of the heart (and lungs) as well as cardiovascular disease risk factors and healthy heart living lifestyle changes?

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable.

    Host an American Heart Month event at your work or home - or even at a local school, health center, or library.

    Schedule a CPR class for your group at your location during February for HEART HEALTH MONTH!

  • 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.

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    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!™

  • Give the Gift of Life

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    Give Life! Training makes a great group event - take your Holiday down-time and turn it into a lifesaving event!
    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 conduct your class in December!

    Learn more...

  • Remember, Remember.. First Aid in November!

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    Risk for injuries and heart attack both rise dramatically during the holiday season. There are many reasons: 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 conduct your class in November or December!
    (See how to get your free deal and view the CPR Keychains, or purchase some if you like for 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

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    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

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    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

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    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 your class with our team to happen at your location in November or December & we’ll add a free CPR keychain for each student. For single topics, we’ll add the mini keychain, or the larger keychain with gloves if you hold a multi-topic class! 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.

  • Assembly Line

    PP_blinkDid you know that on this day in 1913 Ford Motor Company instituted the world's very first moving assembly line for the Model-T?

    This occurred at Henry Ford's Highland Park, MI factory. This first assembly line cut down the man-hours required to build a Model-T from twelve hours to two and a half!

    The increase in productivity allowed Ford to accomplish his dream of making, and pricing, a vehicle that is affordable to ordinary consumers. Check out the full article here:
    http://bit.ly/1utxExO

    Prestan Manikins with Light Monitors allows CPR Instructors to perform training in a similar manner, lining up larger groups of students for training. The light monitors both allow the students to view, understand and improve their own CPR practice performance during the hands-on training in the class - but the light monitors also allow an Instructor to know from across the room if a bystander learning CPR is performing CPR at the correct rate, depth and ratio required for most effective lifesaving!

    Prestan manikins are the present and future of CPR Training manikins with their revolutionary CPR Rate Monitor that allows for instant feedback to both instructor and student regarding the rate of chest compressions. The visual feedback from the CPR Rate Monitor gives students a real life feel of delivering 100 compressions per minute. You add on a clicker sound as the chest is pushed to the appropriate depth, allowing them to experience the true force needed to deliver real life chest compressions and the option to teach with a jaw thrust maneuver.

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    Prestan Professional manikins are definitely in a class of their own. Prestan Professional manikins are some of the more realistic to the eye and the touch on the market. We offer Adult, Child and Infant size manikins that all have their own unique features that keep to what they are suppose to represent. With the clamshell design that makes it very easy to change out lung bags to Prestan's CPR Rate Monitor that allows for instant feedback to both instructor and student regarding the rate of chest compression, Prestan manikins are in a class of their own in regard to innovative and ingenious features and design. They are available in single or multi-pack for class training purposes and also available in three different colors.

  • CPR on a Doll

    If you haven't already seen this - it's a pretty crazy story... We're please that this lawman was proactive in saving a child... and that he has CPR Training,  but how creepy that it was a doll? I guess this gives a new meaning to CPR Dolls, eh? (And others, less kind might say CPR Dummy)

    A reborn doll appeared so lifelike to a police officer that he tried to resuscitate it after breaking into a hot car to rescue it. A reborn doll appeared so lifelike to a police officer that he tried to resuscitate it after breaking into a hot car to rescue it.

    It happened in Keene, New Hampshire... a 911 call about a baby let in a hot, closed car at Wal-Mart. Responding to the scene, the officer, Jason Short broke into the car and began performing CPR on the unresponsive infant... but it was an amazingly lifelike doll, not a real child. Read more at the Washington Post.

     

  • Procrastination = Death

    Don't wait - CPR & AED saves lives!

    Learn CPR and make sure your facility is equipped with an AED!

  • CPR & AED Awareness Trivia / Quiz

    For CPR & AED Awareness Week, we have four questions for you.

    1)  Do you know CPR?

    2) Do you know how to use an AED?

    3) Do you know who knows CPR around you? (at home, work, school, or any membership or faith group)

    4) Do you know where the nearest AED is?

    If you answered "No" to any of these, you need to set a a group CPR & AED Training class at your location for ½ the Time, ½ the Price, and TWICE the Fun!™... and you should look into getting a corporate sponsored buy-down AED grant!

    (we actually promote CPR & AED Awareness Month - 1 week isn't enough!)

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  • CPR & AED AWARENESS $ALE

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    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!

    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 "Aware" in your shopping cart (not at checkout) for this EXTRA 20% OFF while stock is available.


    Offer expires at Midnight 06/30/16 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.

  • CPR & AED Awareness

    June is CPR & AED Awareness Month

    Learn CPR Now! Learn CPR Now!

    American CPR Training™ encourages all of our responsible and conscientious clients to help us support and promote National CPR & AED Awareness Week.

    By participating in the program, we can raise the public awareness regarding Sudden Cardiac Arrest and increase the chance of survival by having at least one person in each household trained and an employee for each shift and every department trained in CPR and the use of an AED.

    Start Planning Now! Will YOU work with us to promote CPR and AED training in your community?

    In 2008, Congress designated the first week of June for observation of National CPR / AED Awareness Week, with the goal of encouraging all states, cities and towns to establish organized programs which provide CPR and AED training to the public. We at American CPR Training™ realize that not everyone can arrange a class or promote CPR & AED Awareness the first week (especially with Memorial Day cutting into this week) so we've made it our policy since 2008 to promote CPR & AED Awareness Month.

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