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2015 CPR Update to Schools

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Every five years, scientists gather to present the latest research regarding resuscitation and emergency care. The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) undertakes the enormous task of evaluating the research and summarizing the science behind resuscitation. Once the evidence is presented, 250 scientists from 39 countries review it, and the American Heart Association publishes the findings.   So, what’s changed …

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Nepal: How to Help

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Help with what you have, where you are. By now nearly everyone has heard how cities and villages in Nepal have been leveled by the massive earthquake on Saturday. BBC is reporting the death count to be over 4,000, and many in the U.S. are following headlines closely, praying that the numbers will cease to rise. Relief foundations have moved …

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Free Student CPR: What’s the catch?

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CPR certification cards can cost schools anywhere from $2-$50/student. Some schools offer certification cards but require students to foot the bill, creating a financial gap of unequal opportunity. Student CPR is able to provide schools with the following, all at no cost: Teacher training to become Skill Evaluators Online student curriculum Online dashboard (student management and grading) 2 year certification …

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School CPR Legislation – The Quest for Safe Schools

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Half the states in the U.S. will require or encourage CPR training for students in the 2015-2016 school year. States have entered into this legislative wave from a variety of circumstances: to respond to tragedy, to prevent tragedy, and to teach students social responsibility. Oklahoma’s legislation began with a CPR Training Act named after Dustin Rhodes and Lindsay Steed, two …

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Classic Movie CPR: The Sandlot

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One of the most memorable scenes of CPR in film comes from 1993’s The Sandlot. A magic moment, indeed. “Michael Squints Palledorous walked a little taller that day and we had to tip our hats to him. He was lucky she hadn’t beat the crap out of him. We wouldn’t have blamed her. What he did was sneaky, rotten, low and …

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When CPR Fails

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Picture this: an average person (not a medical professional) is shopping for groceries. Ahead of them, a man in his late forties collapses and falls unconscious. The person sees this and, acting quickly, runs to the man and asks if he is okay. Seeing he is unconscious, the person calls 911 and begins performing CPR on the man. EMS personnel …

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4 Tools to Make CPR Student-Centric

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“Courage is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.”  – David Ben-Gurion  Ben-Gurion’s statement powerfully articulates the importance of understanding the 5 fears that stop people from providing bystander CPR in an emergency situation. Fighting these fears is essential for …