December 9th, 2011
Do you know CPR? If so, you’ve probably shared an intimate moment with Resusci Anne. After all, 300 million people across the globe have been trained on the Resusci Anne CPR doll.
But did you know Resusci Anne is modeled after …continue reading the rest of Resusci Anne: The Sad Story Behind the CPR Doll
August 22nd, 2011
Performing CPR in a life-or-death situation is mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. I hope this incredible story about a man who was successfully revived – with no resulting brain damage – after 96 minutes provides the extra burst of strength and motivation you may need the next time someone’s life is in your hands. While the article primarily focuses on …continue reading the rest of When Not to Quit: Man Revived After 96 Minutes
January 14th, 2011
If you are a lifeguard supervisor or manager, this probably sounds familiar. You supervise a group of lifeguards; some stay with you all year long, while another group only works once college classes are finished. On top of keeping these schedules straight, you also have to hire new lifeguards to replace the ones that decided to move on.
Amongst all of this chaos it is easy to lose sight of one of the most important elements of lifeguarding …continue reading the rest of Lifeguard Management Best Practices: Tracking Lifeguard Certifications
July 29th, 2010
Major changes are taking place in the way the general public is introduced to CPR. The Los Angeles Times, WebMD and NPR are just a handful of news and information sources preaching the benefits of compression-only CPR.
Compression-only CPR is catching on across the country for a few reasons. For starters, the time it takes to get trained in compression-only CPR is only a fraction of what full CPR classes require. Removing the time barrier makes it much easier to train a large percentage of potential responders. The second benefit is …continue reading the rest of The Insurance Implications of Compression-Only CPR