Month: September, 2014

On-Site CPR Training for Businesses

September 11, 2014 Cheryl Smith AED, CPR, CPR Training, First Aid

Businesses are continuing to recognize the importance of convenience for their customers and potential customers!   Whether it is shopping online, having items delivered to us at home or at our place of employment- we are all looking for ways to save time.  CPR Choice strives to offer just that – CONVENIENCE!  We can arrange classes in your home or office.  We teach for hundreds of gyms, medical offices, daycares, manufacturers, construction companies and more EVERY YEAR.  Make sure that you are OSHA compliant!

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Information About CPR Training

On our websites, there are a couple of links available “Calendar & Registration” and “On Site Group Training“.  The “Calendar & Registration” tabs provide a description of all the types of training available, as well as a calendar of scheduled classes.   We offer a variety of locations across Knoxville, Maryville and the Tri-Cities. We can also offer on-site trainings customized to fit your needs and more information is available under the “On Site Group Training” link.   After clicking on this link, there are some specific instructions on how to schedule and customize a group on-site training class.

Classes Offered for Businesses

  • Adult/Child/Infant CPR
  • First Aid
  • AED training
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • Heartsaver CPR & AED

Convenience is the KEY

CPR Choice provides all the training materials (manikins, AED Trainer, Videos, CPR Cards, etc.), absolutely no inconvenience to the client. Group and Onsite CPR trainings are designed to be as simple and easy for the client as possible. We cater your needs!  Do you have several different shifts, including nights and weekends?  We will accommodate!

We would love to speak to you more about CPR Choice and our on-site CPR training.  Please contact Cheryl Smith at info@cprchoice.com to schedule an on-site group class at your location or visit our website KnoxvilleCPR.com to register for a class as an individual at one of our many locations. Learn more about us: CPR Choice, LLC

Sometimes Big Things Happen to Little People!

September 10, 2014 Cheryl Smith Awareness and Prevention, Children's Health, Choking, CPR

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School is in session and schedules are back on track!  I love summer, but I also love the feel of fall and the feeling of settling back into a routine.  As we head back to school, daycare, or private schools we need to be diligent that our caregivers have adequate Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Training.

CPR Choice offers Pediatric Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid training.  The course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 United States. It teaches childcare providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen, as well as child CPR AED, infant CPR and optional modules in adult CPR AED, child mask, infant mask and Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers.

Course Content includes:

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  • CPR and AED for children
  • How to help a choking child
  • CPR for infants
  • How to help a choking infant
  • CPR and AED for adults (optional)
  • How to help a choking
  • Pediatric first aid basics
  • Illnesses and injuries
  • Bleeding and bandaging
  • Allergic reactions
  • How to use an epinephrine pen
  • Asthma
  • Drowning
  • Bites and stings
  • Burns

This class is offered by request only. We teach CPR & First Aid for daycares, private schools, gyms, churches, and childcare providers.  Please contact us via email info@cprchoice.com or phone 865-548-1500 for more info.

 

Do you have a Heart Healthy Workplace?

September 10, 2014 Cheryl Smith CPR Training, Disease Prevention, Heart Health

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans?  In fact, someone dies from CVD every 39 seconds.  Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined.  Knoxville’s Heart Walk is September 28th and is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives.  Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family.  Sign up by clicking the banner below.

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People spend at least 40% of their waking hours on the job.  Corporate wellness programs are becoming the norm and the obvious benefits to helping workers get healthy and stay healthy is good for the employees, their families and business.  The American Heart Association, AHA, recommends an incremental approach to companies considering starting a wellness program.  Wellness programs should include a concentrated focus on the following:

  • Smoking cessation or preventioncpr classes
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Managing and reducing stress
  • Promoting healthy eating
  • Managing weight
  • Educating workers about cardiovascular disease, including how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibulator (AED).

I challenge you to start or join a wellness program at your work, including educating your coworkers and staff on how to perform CPR in the event of an emergency.  Remember, CPR Choice can offer onsite CPR and AED training for your place of business and we can accommodate almost any schedule.  Reach out today to schedule a group onsite class.

Mark your calendar for Knoxville’s Heart Walk.  Walk with friends, family, coworkers or strangers- your heart will thank you!

 

CPR-Large Crowds, Know What To Do??

September 4, 2014 Cheryl Smith AED, CPR, First Aid

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It’s football time in Tennessee!  We love this time of year- football games, bon fires, corn mazes and the approaching colors of fall.  Our, University of Tennessee, football season opener was sold out on Sunday, August 31st and with over 100,000 people in the stands I always wonder who’s prepared to help in the event of a cardiac emergency.

According to the American Heart Association, less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims are administered immediate CPR from bystanders. Usually this is because people are untrained or do not feel comfortable putting their mouth on a stranger’s mouth.  However, the window of opportunity is four to six minutes.  Someone must act before it’s too late!  If a family member, friend or infant had a cardiac or first aid emergency could you respond appropriately?  Here are some things that you could do:

  • Immediately have someone call 911.  Try to give specific details; “I have a female, approx. 60 years old, experiencing chest pain, we are in section 110, row 5”
  • Tell someone to get the AED.  Neyland Stadium has 4 AEDs in each of their first aid stations.  The stations are staffed by medical doctors, nurses and other qualified personnel. Trained first-aid teams are also located throughout the stadium.  For a map of the stations, click on the link above.
  • Begin doing chest compressions at a rate of 100 per minute.  Push hard and fast in between the nipples on the lower portion of the sternum

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a proven life saver!  When someone goes into cardiac arrest it prevents blood and oxygen from entering the brain and heart.  Time is precious and knowing CPR will allow the victim extra time until the emergency medical response team (911) arrives.  If you can begin CPR when someone becomes unconscious you add valuable minutes to their life and may be able to keep them alive until more advanced personnel arrive.

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Get informed, devote the time, and equip yourself with the skills to help save a life.   CPR Choice offers a variety of classes and can accommodate almost any schedule. Enroll in a class today, someone’s life may depend on it!

Why Should You Choose CPR Choice?

CPR Choice, Knoxville Real Testimonials

"Best CPR Class I've ever attended."

"This is the BEST CPR class I have ever been to. As an RN, I’ve been to lots over the years. HIGHLY recommend this one!"

"I highly recommend CPR Choice for healthcare provider certification! It was easy to schedule and Cheryl kept the class interesting and informative. This was by far my best experience taking a CPR class. Thanks Cheryl!"

"I have been taking an annual CPR class for about eight years now, and never before now have I felt like I had such a complete grasp on the material."

"Best CPR class I have taken as an RN in 10 yrs! The instructor, Kristy, was the best instructor! Systematic approach to teaching with tons of energy and obvious interest in teaching CPR. Thank you!"

"I'll be back in two years for renewal! Thanks CPR Choice!"

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