February of 2020 is the 57th year of “American Heart Month” – a month to focus on lowering the number of deaths each year from heart disease.  The original proclamation regarding Heart Month was made by President Lyndon Johnson Dec. …

Free Hands-Only CPR courses (Feb. 2020) Read more »

This February is the 56th year of “American Heart Month”.  In February, we concentrate efforts on the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S.   This started with President Lyndon Johnson Dec. 20, 1963, and has carried …

Free CPR Classes for American Heart Month – Feb 2019 Read more »

Win a Free Zoll  AED Plus A giveaway from Zoll  –  Register by March 6th.   Zoll is having a drawing for a Free Zoll  AED Plus, they will draw and giveaway the nicest (non-Pro) AED on the market, on …

Win a Free Zoll AED Plus – for American Heart Month Read more »

February Free CPR courses To celebrate American Heart Month (that’s the entire month of February,   http://bit.ly/2knQZTQ ),  Newnan CPR is again offering February Free CPR courses, non-certification, to our communities.   In 15 locations, dates/times during the month.   We’ll …

February Free CPR Courses – All South Atlanta areas Read more »

The American Heart Association and WellPoint Foundation are bringing the “Stayin Alive Hands-Only CPR mobile tour to Atlanta, this Saturday, Sept. 20.  In conjunction with the Heart Walk, to be held at Centennial Olympic Park, the AHA instructors will be …

Atlanta – Hands-Only CPR Tour This Weekend Read more »

This may lose a few non-technical people, with terms like “coronary perfusion pressure”, but bear with me.  This excellent video drives at the heart of what CPR is, why it’s so important to saving the life of a cardiac arrest …

During CPR, Interruptions to Chest Compressions Decrease Survival Rates Read more »

Since it’s now February, it is American Heart Month.  I haven’t seen a “Presidential Proclamation” of such, but the American Heart Association is proceeding – urging all Americans to focus some time on the problem of cardiovascular disease in this …

American Heart Month Read more »

Management at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House has invited us to teach “Free Hands-Only CPR” to their customers on Family Night on Tues. Sept. 17.  Times are 5:30 pm til 8:00 pm.      The Chick-fil-A cow is planning to be there to …

Free Hands-Only CPR, coming to Newnan Dwarf House Read more »

I guess just our Facebook friends knew about this ahead of time.  Management at Ashley Park in Newnan gave us permission to teach free, Hands-Only CPR – so we went there this afternoon and did just that.   We were …

Free “Sidewalk CPR” in Newnan, GA (At Ashley Park) Read more »

The American Heart Assn. originated the idea of Hands-only CPR, in 2008.   Since 2010, All 3 national emergency care training organizations support the concept and teach it.   Here’s an Advisory Statement from the National Safety Council. Don’t know CPR? …

Hands-Only CPR, statement from Red Cross and Nat’l Safety Council Read more »

Hands-Only CPR interests a lot of people for two big reasons:   (1) Because medical studies have shown it is more effective (survival to hospital discharge) for witnessed collapse of teens and adults (from apparent cardiac arrest) than traditional compressions …

Hands-Only CPR Read more »

Hands-only CPR, also called Compressions-Only CPR (COCPR), is relatively new concept, just recommended since 2008.  Recent studies have shown it is more effective than traditional CPR (compressions and mouth-mouth breaths) for lay responders,, in cases of a witnessed collapse of …

Stayin Alive With Hands-Only CPR Read more »

High-quality CPR (the type that saves lives) starts with proper hand position on the chest.  Here’s a graphic that shows proper hand placement. On most fit/thin/healthy body weight people – halfway between the nipples works great.  On all people, bring …

Hand Placement for Proper Chest Compressions Read more »