Working around COVID-19

We are currently living through a period of uncertainty and angst that we’ll never forget. The first thing I want to say on behalf of myself and everyone at Life Rescue Training is that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, friends, and our community at large.

Like many of you, we are trying to do what we can to help our customers and the larger community navigate this challenging time.  Here is some information that may help regarding your certifications, blended learning, and removal of gloves. 

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First Aid Essential Oils Kit

As an organization certified with American Hearty Association (AHA), American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI), and American Red Cross (ARC), we provide CPR, AED, FIRST AID, BLS, ACLS, and PALS training and certifications. Our clients range from the general public, fitness trainers, daycare providers, to the many different levels of healthcare providers.

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Being Prepared

When the storm clouds come, are you ready to weather the storm? With the recent hurricane in the Bahamas and Florida, the fires and earthquakes in California and Alaska we wanted to give you some tips on how to prepare before disaster strikes

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Dark Chocolate, Your Hearts Best Friend

The science, chocolate comes from the bean of the cocoa tree. Cocoa contains an antioxidant called flavanol, the higher the flavanol content the more health benefits are contained in the not so secret treat loved by millions. Many cocoa producers process the beans with alkali (or some chemical that is lower on the pH scale) the amount of flavanol is lower in that cocoa.

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Time to take a S.T.A.N.D.

This is not a Public Service Announcement… this is reality today. I mean, do we even hear about drinking and driving anymore, of course we do! However, texting and driving has taken over and is on the rise. In 2018, 4,637 people died in car crashes due to cell phone use.

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5 common summer related emergencies

The school year will be over soon, and with it will start summer outdoor activities like going to the pool, bike riding, camps, trampolines, beaches… and the list keeps on going! No one expects an illness or injuries to occur, but they do. Here are 5 common injuries we find that happen when the summer comes around.

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Just a Dispatcher

911 Dispatcher

I spent 23 years in the Fire Department as a firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, and 911 call-taker, dispatcher, and supervisor. You would think that fighting a fire, providing care to a trauma patient, or administering CPR to an infant would be hard… and yes, without a doubt it was! However, nothing could have prepared me for working at the 911 Center.

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A lifestyle change

After 23 years in the fire department and training thousands since 2003, I realized that our lifestyle in America is like no other. We work multiple jobs, eat on the run, drive our children from one sport to the next, and the stress continues to build. All these activities and constant moving creates stress and leads to cardiac arrest.

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How long should you provide compressions for?

PALS & BLS Skills

Over the years of teaching CPR, there was one point in my teaching career that we spoke about, “when should one stop compression?” Students seemed to be rightfully concerned about their ability to provide continuous compressions for an extended period of time.

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