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911 Operator Coaches CPR over Phone

CPR Operator Coaches CPR over Phone

What a great story, 911 operator coaching CPR over the phone to assist in saving a life. If this happened at work, wouldn’t it be reassuring if the people around you were already trained in CPR.? CPR does save lives! LINK (if the video is broken, listen to the actual 911 audio) Portland, Ore. — … Read more

California Legislator Proposes Bill to Require AED Devices in More Buildings

CA bill to require defibrillators in new buildings Legislation would apply to structures with occupancy of 200 or more

A forward-thinking legislator in California introduced a bill to require life-saving AED devices in more buildings than ever before. We wish a forward-thinking TEXAS legislator would introduce a bill here!  AEDs DO SAVE LIVES! Currently, AED devices are only required on school campuses and in nursing homes. SACRAMENTO — Most new buildings in California with … Read more

FDA Issues New AED Approval Guidelines

FDA takes steps to improve reliability of automated external defibrillators

The FDA has announced new approval criteria for the next generation of AED (Automated External Defibrillators) devices to make them more robust, reliable and safer. “It’s not that the old AEDs are bad, it’s just that newer ones will be even more reliable. AEDs absolutely do save lives!” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced … Read more

A visit to the OSHA AED website

On the OSHA website, there is an area devoted to AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) in the workplace. There is LOTS of GREAT information there and we encourage everyone to be as well-read on Best Practices, Guidelines and Recommendations.  First Aid and CPR Saves Lives! There are articles there on AED … Read more

AED Laws

There are federal and state laws that apply to the purchase, use and liabilities of AEDs that must be complied with. These laws also address indemnification to responders of AEDs. AEDs are manufactured and sold under guidelines approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA may require someone who purchases an AED to … Read more

Disaster Plan EMERGENCY Evacuation

Disaster Plan EMERGENCY Evacuation Kit. Some essentials are food, water, a battery-powered radio and a flashlight, plus extra batteries, a first aid kit, and sanitary supplies like toilet paper, soap, and plastic bags for waste of all kinds. Don’t forget about jackets and extra blankets if you live in a place where it gets cold … Read more

American Heart Association 2010 New Guidelines and Reminders

These are the 2010 American Heart Association New Guidelines It used to be called your ABC’s: airway, breathing and chest compressions. Now it’s called C A B’s, Compressions come first and then you focus on Airway and Breathing. The only exception to the rule will be newborn babies, but everyone else whether it’s infant CPR, … Read more

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack

Trainers Over Texas teaches CPR, AED use and Emergency Preparedness. In the real world, life-threatening situations are often less dramatic and fall short of critical care action. Recognizing the early warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack is one of these situation, but is as vital as administering CPR. Heart Attack Warning Signs Some … Read more

Stroke Lore Email

There are persistent partial-truths that are emailed around the world for years. Signs and symptoms of a stroke are one. Medical experts caution that the standard FAST test is the best. Emails tout STR and the “new fourth test”. STR stands for “Smile / Talk / Raise both Arms,” and the “new fourth test” is … Read more

Signs of a Stroke

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Early detection and treatment of strokes SAVES LIVES. But it is important to KNOW THE SIGNS! The Rule of strokes is FAST 911:   FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one … Read more

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