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Last Week of Free CPR Courses

Last Week of Free CPR Courses 

We’ve been teaching “Free CPR for the Community” courses the last 2 1/2 weeks of Feb., (9 so far) all over south Atlanta areas.  There’s just 1 more week left, and 8 more courses.   The last week of February Free CPR courses,

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers – Feb. courses

BLS For Healthcare Providers – Feb.

Here’s our February 2017 list of our most popular course – AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers.  Only $50 for now.   This is required for all EMT’s, paramedics, nurses, doctors, and students in those healthcare disciplines.  Anyone, however, can attend these courses and learn the life-saving skills.

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American Heart Month is Also Free CPR month (February)

American Heart Month

This February will mark the 54th year of “American Heart Month”, which began as a joint resolution of Congress in 1963  It was accompanied by a declaration from Pres. Lyndon Johnson.  Newnan CPR provides Free CPR during American Heart MonthThe goal of American Heart Month is to take time to look at heart health,

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2017 Heartsaver CPR course Schedule (Jan.-Feb.)

Heartsaver CPR courses

Make 2017 the year that you Learn CPR !   Below is our Heartsaver CPR/AED course schedule.  Most cardiac arrests happen in the home or your workplace  –  not in the hospital.  Whether or not your co-worker or loved ones survive cardiac emergencies largely depends on how quickly someone begins CPR. 

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2017 BLS for Healthcare CPR classes (Jan.)

2017 Course Schedule Released

It’s now officially 2017, so we urge you to follow through on your New Years’ resolution to Learn CPR !  Whether or not having CPR skills is required by your employer – you need to learn CPR.   It might be you in a position to save a loved one suffering a cardiac arrest.  

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Halloween CPR 2016

Halloween CPR

Both in 2014 and in 2015, Halloween CPR was a big hit.  The students loved it, the instructors loved it – there was a prize given for the “best costume” (voted on by the students).  Of course, everyone got a BLS for Healthcare Providers certification card before they left class.  

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Free Hands-Only CPR “Halloween-Style”

Learn CPR on Halloween Day (twice)

We’re not trying to confuse anyone, but we’re having two big events the same day, both in Newnan, and both on Halloween Day.

First, at UWG-Newnan, we’re having a Halloween CPR (BLS) certification BLS for Healthcare Providers certification for Halloween CPR
class, 

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Halloween CPR 2014 (yes, Fri. Oct. 31)

Halloween CPR

It’s time for Halloween CPR, a time to have some fun – and still learn the life-saving skills of CPR, and in this case, American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers course.  An official, authorized, 2-year certification course, accepted at every hospital/clinic/nursing/medical/dental school in GA.  

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Atlanta – Hands-Only CPR Tour This Weekend

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 showing people free CPR, also teaching people to dance like John Travolta  🙂 

The Hands-Only CPR tour was begun in 2012,

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Unconscous Lady saved on flight using “Video CPR”

Experts believe chest-compressions only are easy enough to learn by most folks in 10 minutes or less.  That’s one of the reasons that  “Hands-Only CPR” has gotten so much support.  That’s also why we try to have “Sidewalk CPR”, just to show folks how to do chest compressions.  CPR can save a life

 

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Kindergarten child suffers heart failure – how did it end?

It is so scary to think of a 5-year old having cardiac arrest or heart failure.  What happened last week when the boy had heart failure at school?   childs' life is spared by the life-saving skill of CPR

I don’t want to shock anyone, but there’s usually only 2 outcomes, please pick one:

1)  School officials call 911, 

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During CPR, Interruptions to Chest Compressions Decrease Survival Rates

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 victim, and why over the past 8 years chest compressions have increased in importance. 

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Cardiac Arrest, Information and Action (Learn CPR, Save a Life)

Cardiovascular disease and cardiac arrest remove thousands of people from our midst yearly, and most of them do not have advanced heart disease.  Everyone that suffers a cardiac arrest requires quick CPR, and quick use of a AED (or defibrillator) to restore a normal heart rhythm.  (That’s one of the main reasons we teach people CPR and how to use an AED.  

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AED Save for Healthy College Student That Has Cardiac Arrest

Walter Watts has a great “save” story, from a healthy college kid helping a professor grade papers.  The video has a manufacturers slant since Walter has become a spokesman for Zoll since he was shocked back to life.  Zoll does make a great AED, the shocking part of the defibrillator is about the same as others,

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