About a week ago a lot of people realized the importance of CPR and using an AED. I haven’t posted about the Bengals/Bills football game and Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest. I’ve seen a lot online. Quite a few instructors are
Is your AED FDA approved?
On February 3rd 2022 several AED models lost their FDA approval. Is your AED on this list? Non FDA Approved AED’s Cardiac Science 9200 Physio-Control Lifepak 12 Heartsine 300P Physio-Control Lifepak 20 Philips FR2/FR2+ Physio-Control Lifepak 500 Philips Forerunner Welch
What is your Why?
When the Guidelines 2015 materials were released the American Heart Association added an optional activity at the beginning of the course. I don’t have a 2015 book handy to quote it exactly, but it was something like “What is your
A friend sent me a link to night to a website/blog I really enjoy – Fire Dept Chronicles that posted a video about this study – https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.03.09.21253220v1 on Foot CPR. Their Youtube video blog is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYvi-YU8xoM So some of
It’s the season for certifying Guides, Mariners, and Charter Boat Captains
I am so fortunate to live and work on the NH Seacoast. I am close to the ocean, mountains, lakes, ponds, and all the hiking and outdoor adventures that I can image… and probably some that I can’t. It’s still
Remote badge programs
If you looked at my calendar you’ll notice I’m not in class teaching every day. Those days are spent with my family, supporting my kids with remote learning (I could say I’m the unpaid substitute teacher, but I do feel
I’ve been teaching the ‘Pandemic Edition’ of BLS, CPR AED, and First Aid for several months now to keep my class participants safe and healthy. A few weeks ago the term ‘Separate Teamwork’ came to mind in a class. And
Bleach is the new cologne
So this is a post about cleaning. One of our new favorite scents is the smell of cleaning products and bleach. After every class CPR and First Aid equipment is cleaned. This is not something new. It’s not something specific
Health & Safety Update 9/1/2020
It’s been a busy, but fun summer resuming classes! I’ve re-arranged the classroom multiple times, moved things out, added things, and am continually looking at how to continue Safely Teaching Safety. This is my new tag line. Safely Teaching Safety.
Health & Safety Update 5/4/2020
Today I am resuming my regular class schedule. However, there will be several restrictions and guidelines in place to keep everyone safe and healthy. What I have done to keep the classroom safe for all to participate: Max class size