Touching lips with a stranger is one of the main reasons a person with CPR training refuses to provide CPR to a victim. And who can blame them? Performing mouth-to-mouth puts your own well-being at … [Read more...]
Who Should Be CPR Certified?
Not being required to have CPR training isn’t an excuse for not learning this important lifesaving skill. There is a growing list of professions in Virginia and North Carolina that require CPR … [Read more...]
What Is Corporate CPR Training and Why Is It So Important?
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults over the age of 40. The antidote to that startling statistic is this: sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is reversible in most victims if they … [Read more...]
Cost of CPR Certification
The basic training courses offered at the Response Institute include: BLS, ACLS, CPR, First Aid, PALS, AED, and various instructor classes. We also offer some variations of those classes, renewal … [Read more...]
CPR Training for Youth Leaders
Many youth organizations require CPR and first training for adults serving in leadership positions. Many also offer various programs geared to educating kids about CPR. Being in charge of a group of … [Read more...]
Is It Safe for a Pregnant Mother to Perform CPR?
We’ve already discussed in great detail that it’s perfectly acceptable to administer CPR on a pregnant woman; however, what if the roles are reversed and a pregnant woman needs to give CPR to a … [Read more...]
Is It Safe to Perform CPR on a Pregnant Victim?
Cardiac arrest can strike anyone at any time. Sadly, that includes pregnant women. Going through a pregnancy puts added strain on the body, which can make dealing with certain illnesses more … [Read more...]
9 Early Warning Signs of Heart Attack
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women and is responsible for 1 in 4 deaths that occur in the United States. 70% of those that die from a heart attack never had a previous … [Read more...]
BLS for Healthcare Providers
Basic life support (BLS) is the medical care given to those with life-threatening injuries until the victim arrives at a hospital where full medical care can be provided. Cardiac arrest or inability … [Read more...]
AEDs in Schools
We lose about 7,000 young people to sudden cardiac arrest every year. School officials are helping to combat these tragic losses with automated external defibrillators, also known as AEDs. Automated … [Read more...]