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Instructors Corner

We want you to become the best CPR instructor you can be. Our American CPR Training™ "Instructors Corner" articles will help you achieve that. We have the resources that will guide you in your journey to becoming an instructor, earning cash through affiliate instructor programs, and instructing your own independent CPR training classes using materials and certificates provided by American CPR Training™. We are dishing out the latest information on topics such as how to retrieve student packets & course materials so that you can undercut your competition with time and cost efficient CPR, First Aid and AED classes in your community. If you are teaching CPR, First Aid and AED classes independently read up on our articles regarding this topic.
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  • Body Language

    body-languageBodies tell us much - in Health and Medicine, they give clues to ailments and potential issues, in business and interpersonal relationships they give us clues to what is hidden in the mind.

    Whether a CPR instructor teaching at the front of a training room or a worker communicating with another, body language can impart the message you would like it to, or can send a missive imparting something you would rather not share.

    "It's not what you say, it's how you say it." Body language habits are some of the toughest habits to break because we hardly ever notice them. Business Insider compiled a list of the
    nine most common body language habits that are hard to quit. Fidgeting and slouching are very common body language habits among business professionals. Slouching can be difficult to
    overcome, especially when you are sitting at a desk the majority of the day. Also, appearing distracted and checking your phone when communicating can be seen as rude and uncaring.

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  • No Blue Noses!

    CPR Instructors... how many "Blue Nose" manikins do you have? Dontcha hate that?
    Something about students with ink on their hands from taking notes...

    So the options for a long time have been:

    1. Buy new faces
    2. Get plastic head manikins like CPR Prompt or Basic Buddy, or
    3. Let the students laugh and just explain "Annie is cold"


    There's another alternative. Prestan CPR Manikins. Not only are the Prestan Manikins a fraction of the price, not only can your get the Prestan Manikins with Monitors so you and the students can visually observe performance from near or far, not only do Prestan come with a 3 year warranty instead of 1 (or none), but the skin for the Prestan Manikins was designed to resist the dreaded-blue-nose-manikin-affliction! We have 9 year old Prestan manikins still going strong and with no blue noses!Prestan


    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,

    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.

    Prestan Adult CPR & AED Manikins & Supplies

    Do Prestan CPR Training Manikins comply with the newest CPR Guidelines.? YES! See the Statement from Prestan Products and American CPR about Prestan Manikin CPR Guideline Compliance.

  • Positivity

    PositivityPerhaps nothing else is quite as important when comes to determining your trajectory. While it can be tempting to slip into negative thoughts, it is up to us to actively quiet
    them. One of the best ways to do this is to listen to what you're telling yourself, as if you were telling it to someone else. When you take a step back, it will probably surprise you.

    Most of us would never dare speak to someone else the way we speak to ourselves. It is also important to stop judging yourself so harshly. Low self-esteem often stems from harsh and
    merciless self-judgement. Ask others how they see you. You may be surprised! Finally, accept your imperfections and move forward! With a little work you will be on your way to a more
    positive you! Learn more at Inc:

    How to Tame the Negative Talk in Your Mind
    What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down.

  • Once Upon a Time...

    Big SpeedWe leave you this week with thoughts on opening. Our Instructors always are thinking about how to first break the silence when beginning a class, so let's think about some of the most riveting lines in the history of literature.

    First up, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the
    age of foolishness ... " You know how it goes. Highlighting a contradiction is one way of grabbing your reader's attention.

    Another is to state something universally true, like Tolstoy does here, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

    And yet another way of doing it is to imply a question, as Steinbeck did in The Pearl, "In the town they tell the story of the great pearl- how it was found and how it was lost again." What town? What pearl? How was it found? And lost?

    There's nothing like a good opening line to hook you in!

  • EMS1 e-magazine calls teaching for American CPR Training™ the perfect job

    EMS1 Magazine online called being an Instructor with American CPR Training™ one of 7 perfect side jobs for an EMT.

    While a bit of a misquote (we do not offer ACLS or PALS, but we DO offer CPR, Advanced/Healthcare CPR, First Aid, AED, BBP, Forklift and over 100 other OSHA Safety Training Topics) - nevertheless, this authoritative resource for EMTs and Firefighters said that teaching lifesaving through American CPR Training™ is a brilliant way to cushion a modest EMT paycheck.

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  • Happy Teachers' Day!

    Happy Teachers Day to all our incredible Instructors!happy+teachers+day

  • Hemoglobinopathies

    We've talked about what Hemoglobin, but what is Hemoglobinopathy? These are a group of disorders passed down through families (inherited) in which there is abnormal production or structure of the hemoglobin molecule. Hemoglobinopathies include sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, hemoglobin C disease, and hemoglobin S-C disease.

    The CDC monitors hemoglobinopathies to find out how many people have these disorders and how they affect health over time.


  • Obtaining Consent

    Prior to providing care for a Conscious Adult, you must first obtain consent. This is a very simple procedure and requires only a few seconds.

    Shake-on-itThe steps are as follows:

    1. Tell the victim your name.
    2. Tell them you have been trained to assist in First Aid and/or CPR
    3. Ask the person if he/she wants help.
    4. Once they indicate that they want your help, begin care.

    *If the victim is a minor, you may obtain consent from the minor’s legal guardian or parent if they are present on the scene. If the minor’s legal guardian or parent is not present, consider it a situation of Implied Consent.

    What is Implied Consent?

    If the victim is seriously ill, extremely confused, or unconscious, he or she may not be able to give consent. The law then assumes that the victims would most likely give consent if they could, so assistance may be given without verbal permission. Also, read about The Good Samaritan Act

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