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CPR Awareness

  • Instructor Survey – WINNER Announcement

    We are so excited and happy to announce WAYNE WARNER, an affiliate instructor from Virginia as our winner of the instructor survey drawing. Wayne has received a $100.00 American CPR Training® store credit good for anything sold at https://americancpr.com/shop.html that his little heart desires.

    Wayne is one of our newer American CPR Training® Affiliate Instructors but has already left a big impression on us, his fellow instructors in the area and the clients he has trained for us. Wayne holds instructor certifications with multiple different organizations (but we know we are his favorite), is a Navy Veteran, was designated as a Master Training Specialist, and has over 20 years of experience in Security and Emergency Management. Wayne owns his own emergency training company in Virginia and is actively working towards his goal of training as many individuals as possible. In his own words, “helping others is far more fulfilling than anything else that I have done”. When not helping to train his community in life-saving skills, Wayne enjoys spending time with his wife and two wonderful children, as well as tinkering with electronics.

    With a smile like his, how could you not enjoy your safety training?

    Wayne Warner

    Congratulations Wayne, we are thrilled to have you as part of our group of many amazing American CPR Training® Affiliate Instructors!

  • 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!™

  • 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!)


  • It is coming...

    CPR & AED Awareness Month is in June - that may seem to be a long way off, but it really isn't.

    Many of our clients are already scheduling their onsite CPR & AED Training classes now to assure availability, and Instructors are stocking up on Student & Instructor Materials, as well as adding to their CPR Manikin and AED Trainer equipment to be ready for a busy busy month.


  • Why are we talking about June in January?

    With the ridiculously cold weather lately, it might seem that we're thinking about June wistfully for temperature reasons, but no - there's another reason...

    June is CPR & AED Awareness Month.

    "So?" You ask... So: Even though we have thousands of Instructors worldwide, we book up in June. Everyone wants to schedule their on-site CPR & AED Training in June.

    Don't wait until May to try to schedule your classes - if you plan to be a part of the National campaign to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and how CPR training and AED use save thousands of lives, schedule your annual CPR & AED classes now.

    Get an updated quote for training at your location, and let's get those dates nailed down. It will make it easier for you to plan ahead and for your Team to block out the time on their calendars far in advance.

    CPR & AED Awareness Month is June - schedule your classes now... Beat the Rush! CPR & AED Awareness Month is June - schedule your classes now... Beat the Rush!


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