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...]
What Age Should Children Learn CPR?
According to the American Heart Association, children as young as nine-years-old can learn and retain CPR training. Though many children at that age do not yet have the strength to perform an adequate … [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...]
7 Things People Think They Know About CPR that Aren’t True
Movies, television, and outrageous false articles on social media have helped create a few very inaccurate perceptions about both CPR and survival rates. In this article, we’ll highlight a few of the … [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...]
Problems with CPR
Over the last two hundred years, modern medicine has made fantastic advances in cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques, but several issues persist that are worth discussing. The most jarring problem … [Read more...]
CPR and Drug Emergencies
The website for International Overdose Awareness Day provides some great step-by-step instructions for what to do if you’re with someone experiencing a drug overdose. The most important thing is to … [Read more...]
How Naloxone is Saving Lives
The first FDA approved auto-injector for opioid overdose and shared tips on how to spot an opioid emergency. With opioid overdose surpassing motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of injury … [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...]
Why Should You Renew Your CPR Certification?
Taking that initial CPR class is the first step in arming yourself with the tools that could help you save a life. But did you know that less than half of those trained in CPR are able to pass a … [Read more...]