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Knowing When to Seek Medical Attention

Knowing When to Seek Medical Attention

It seems like it’s always difficult to determine when you should see a doctor. With flu season right around the corner, it is wise to be reminded of when we should seek medical attention. The Center for Disease Control offers the following recommendations for determining when you should seek immediateRead More

Become An Emergency First Response Instructor

Become An Emergency First Response Instructor

In the wake of many recent natural disasters, many wonder how they could help or make a difference. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you are in a unique position to help people prepare for the worst. You can reach out and emphasize the need for CPR, AED and firstRead More

Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Imagine that you are at work chatting with a coworker. Now imagine a strange look comes across your coworkers face as he suddenly collapses. Recently, you completed a CPR, First Aid, and AED class and spring into action. You shout for someone to call 911, and check for breathing andRead More

Swimming Pools – Facts & Safety

Swimming Pools – Facts & Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that unless parents and adults do a better job of watching children around pools, over 300 children in the United States, under the age of five years will drown in pools this year. Drowning in residential pools is the second leading causeRead More

CPR Saves Diver’s Life

CPR Saves Diver’s Life

Jacqueline De Haven, a deckhand on a Tacoma, Washington, USA charter dive boat was on the water last October watching divers from the surface. Along with the captain, she noticed another dive charter boat unload divers. Shortly after, they watched as two divers descended and then quickly surfaced. One diverRead More

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Get Prepared: You May Need to be Self Sufficient for Three to Five Days It seems as though natural disasters are occurring more often these days meaning that emergency preparedness is gnawing at the edge of our collective consciousness; it reinforces the need for all of us to be preparedRead More

About Emergency First Response

About Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response is one of the fastest-growing international CPR, AED and first aid training organizations. With more than 56,000 instructors worldwide, Emergency First Response is backed by 48 years of experience in the development and delivery of instructional courses, training materials and educational curricula. Emergency First Response courses have widespreadRead More

Featured Course: Emergency First Response Care for Children

Featured Course: Emergency First Response Care for Children

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergenciesRead More

Bathtub Safety Awareness

Bathtub Safety Awareness

Researchers have reported that more than 43,000 children under the age of 18 are injured each year by doing something as ordinary as taking a bath or shower. A study focusing on the slip and fall aspect of bathtub injuries was published in the July edition of Pediatrics. “What caughtRead More

Youth Retention of Emergency Training

Youth Retention of Emergency Training

How effective is teaching youth CPR and AED skills? Do they retain knowledge and can they effectively perform CPR or other emergency response skills? A study conducted by Fritz Sterz from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria recently attempted to answer these questions. He studied 147 nine-year-old children who hadRead More