Are You Ready to Save a Life? – CPR Classes Available Now

CPR/First Aid Training – Corporate and Group Classes UniFirst First Aid + Safety offers weekly CPR classes for companies and groups, UniFirst First Aid + Safety’s CPR, AED and First Aid training program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work. This 2-year[..]

Companies learning CPR reap the side benefit of team building

Learning CPR can not only help to save a life, but it can bring your company closer together. Taking a four-hour CPR course with your co-workers can build trust and understanding among employees. Everyone working together toward a common goal builds stronger working relationships and understanding amongst workers. Articles like this one from the New York Times, show how putting individuals in a[..]

Who says music doesn’t save lives?

In an effort to help train first responders in hands-only CPR, New York Presbyterian Hospital has released a 40-song playlist whose beats per minute match the number of chest compressions. Most people are familiar with The Bee Gees’ 1977 hit – and aptly named – Stayin’ Alive which took the number one spot. Artists from Beyoncé to Justin Timberlake to ABBA also had songs[..]

Wife saves her firefighter husbands life with CPR

Luke and Jessica Pichette (Photo courtesy of KHQ) Jessica Pichette and her husband Luke were getting ready for bed when the unthinkable happened. Jessica did chest Jessica says her husband began making strange sounds, she thought he was having a stroke. “I started dialing 911 at that time, kind of rolled him of over and at that time he a big deep breathe and then he was gone, he was not[..]

Hockey goalie makes a different kind of save

Oliver Urrego sprang into action March 1 when an opposing player collapsed on the ice during an adult league hockey game at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove. While the goaltender on Napholz’s team, Mike Tuntland, started CPR, Urrego, 33, took charge of the life-or-death situation. He told other players to get the automated external defibrillator (AED), which the rink installed[..]

Man saves wife’s life with CPR

APPLETON, WI (WBAY/CNN) – Andrea Benrud is alive and well thanks to her husband, Luke, and his knowledge of CPR. Luke Benrud took a CPR class so he knew to call 9-1-1 and then started CPR until EMS arrived. “I just remembered chest compressions are most important and you would have to do them harder than you would think you’d have to do them. Especially when it’s your[..]

Teen’s quick acting saves life with CPR

Nineteen year old Hannah Evans was at home getting ready to leave for work. When she looked outside and saw family friend Becky Garverick, who had been helping Hannah’s parents cut their lawn. Suddenly Hannah saw Becky collapse to the ground. Hannah rushed out to the yard and checked for a pulse and immediately began chest compressions. She called 911 and continued with chest[..]

Starbucks barista performs CPR

Natasha Stapp, a barista at Starbucks stepped forward to perform CPR on a stranger when Chris Smith collapsed on the sidewalk out front of the store. “One of the things that I love the most is being able to change somebody’s day,” Stapp said Chris Smith suffered what is nicknamed the Widowmaker Heart Attack. It is a heart problem so deadly, that only about 5% of individuals[..]

Woman who collapsed in Publix restroom saved with CPR

Renee Gold (Pictured left) and Kamilla Soares (right). Photo courtesy of myPalmBeachPost Kamilla Soares, who recently became a paramedic was next door to Publix when she received an alert on her phone that someone needed CPR. Kamilla, and a Publix Customer Service Manager Renee Gold performed life saving CPR. Renee Gold found the woman in the bathroom stall. “I had to pull her out from[..]

Cardiac arrest survival increase when bystanders use an AED

According to a recent study in the Circulation Journal Report, Survival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly available automated external defibrillator rather than waiting for emergency responders to arrive. The study showed that the longer it takes to emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the[..]