One family helping promote message of CPR readiness

Humberto “Rick” Turcios knows with all his heart that the message “CPR Saves Lives” is true, and now it is a message he wants to spread to as many people as possible. On Oct. 21, 2018, Turcios was having dinner with his family in Planada, California. Turcios hadn’t been feeling particularly well that day, but […]

CPR-trained students help save Rev. Rob Lee during seizure

Boone, North Carolina – Appalachian State University: On Monday January 28th when freshman communication major Taylor Masten’s class was dismissed 10 minutes early on Monday, she had no idea she would help save a life two minutes later. Rev. Rob Lee, a lecturer in the communication department, was meeting with one of his interns at […]

Another day at the office – thanks to an AED

On National Wear Red Day in 2018, few people at the Nashville law firm Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop took notice of the occasion, which calls attention to heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women. “I think we had forgotten about it being that day,” said Tania Freeman, the firm’s business development […]

New app alerts those trained in CPR of nearby cardiac event

Charlotte, NC – Life saving technology can now be in the palm of your hand if you live in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A new app hopes to send help to those in cardiac arrest before first responders arrive. In April 2014, Paul Wylie says he was an otherwise healthy 50-year-old, until he went to […]

Basic First Aid Guide for Common Injuries

When someone is injured, knowledge is the first line of defense so it’s important to know how to treat basic injuries to avoid long-term and/or permanent damage. To help prepare you, we compiled a list of basic first-aid procedures for common injuries. These treatments will use basic first aid techniques and supplies. If you’re not […]

11 Jobs Where You’ll Benefit from CPR Training

When it comes to CPR training, many think there’s no point for those not in the medical field. That could not be further from the truth, though. People in many careers benefit from being CPR certified and many workplaces outside of the medical field even require it. If you work with the public, with children, […]

What Should be in a First Aid Kit?

First-aid kits are the kind of thing that we don’t think about until we need to use it, although we rely on them when someone is hurt. Even though first-aid kit maintenance isn’t at the forefront of most people’s mind, it is important to check your kit regularly and restock it as needed. Any emergency […]

What is the Difference Between BLS and CPR?

While everyone has heard of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and has a notion of what it is, and maybe even how to perform it, fewer people have heard of BLS or Basic Life Support. If you have heard of it, you may wonder how it differs from CPR. In this post, we’ll discuss what CPR and […]

Where to Put an AED Device

Having an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device at your business, school, or other organization is one of the most important steps you can take in saving an individual’s life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). AEDs deliver electric shocks to a person’s heart to stop abnormal electrical impulses, which subsequently allows it […]