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Are all AED’s the same?

There are 6 current manufacturers of AEDs in the United States. Prior manufacturers were Laerdal and Medtronic and those AED’s may still be in your community. Are all AED’s the same.  No! Some are semi-automatic and some are fully automatic.  We suggest semi-automatic out in the community for the safety of the bystander user as…

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What to do if someone is Choking?

It is important to realize what choking is. Choking means that someone has a full obstruction. They cannot talk, cough, or cry normal sounds. If they can and are struggling to breathe, they likely have a partial obstruction and you should allow them to try and get it out themselves. If they have a complete…

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What should you put in your First aid kit?

A Complete First aid kit should include: It is also a really good idea to include a first aid book of information because when we encounter emergencies, sometimes we can’t remember what to do and a nice resource to look up the steps can be very valuable.

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Top 8 Signs of a Stroke

A stroke is a blood clot in your brain.  Your brain is large and your symptoms can vary depending on where the clot is. Signs of Stroke How do you know if you are having a stroke? If you are having any of these above symptoms it could be a stroke.  It could be stress,…

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Top 11 Signs of a Heart Attack

Someone has a heart attack every 40 second in the Unites States. Knowing the signs of a heart attack, can help you or someone seek treatment as soon as possible. Signs of a Heart Attack Additional Pieces to Consider Always err side on caution and go directly to an ER by ambulance or someone else…

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What is the Good Samaritan Law?

Minnesota Statue 604A.01 Number one, I am not a lawyer and am not giving legal advice.  Please check out the Statue for more specific wording and information. The Good Samaritan Law has two main parts. The first one is the Duty to assist.  It states that if you know someone is in trouble from physical…

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There is more to calling 911 than you think

Have you ever had to call 911?  It can be stressful and when your body gets adrenaline it is hard to remember simple things like your name or address or location. Did you know you can text 911 throughout the entire state of Minnesota.  This was created for domestic abuse victims or kidnappings but it…

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What is the benefit of purchasing an AED?

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator.  These devices are appearing more and more in the community at any type of business.  Because an ambulance typically takes about 10 minutes on average, bystander help is crucial.  The start of immediate CPR increases survival but adding in an AED can double or in some situation triple the…

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What to expect in our First Aid classes?

CPR Professionals offers a very unique customized AHA first aid course.  Just like CPR, we look at location, team, and your resources.  We will go over these in detail with you. Location- Team- Resources- We will go through your first aid kit in detail with you so you know what everything is for, how it…

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What to expect at our CPR classes?

CPR Professionals offers a very unique American Heart Association customized course.  At an onsite company class, we look at the following: Location- Team- Resources- Not only do we teach you the necessary AHA approved skills, we then look at all the above to see how it really applies to your workplace.  Not all workplaces or…

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