Zombie Video Promotes CPR Training

This new Halloween-themed public service video, called The Undeading and produced the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada, features zombies to promote to use of hands only CPR. The video demonstrates that hands only CPR is so simple, that even a zombie could do it.  (While the clip shows the victim ‘waking up’ after zombies apply[…]

Hands Only CPR Video with Ken Jeong

Awareness of hands-only CPR is being raised through a series of clever ads starring well-known personalities. Earlier this year, the British Heart Foundation released an instructional video aimed at British audiences starring actor, soccer star Vinnie Jones. The American Heart Association originally released their hands-only CPR video starring Ken Jeong in 2011.  Ken Jeong is not only an[…]

Find a CPR Class in Chicago

Chicago CPR Now is a well-reviewed CPR training service and provides an online class finder tool and class calendar to find a CPR class in Chicago.  Their classes provide American Heart Association Heartsaver certified CPR/AED (and optionally First Aid) training, are about 4 hours long, and cost $45. Couples Day Discount Chicago CPR also offers a discounted[…]

Finding a CPR Class Online

The American Heart Association and the American Red Cross both provide easy to use search tools to help you find a CPR class online in your area. American Heart Association The Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) class finder at the American Heart Association is easy to use, and, for those in urban areas, provides lots of options on[…]

What’s New About Hands-only CPR?

When I received my CPR certification training earlier this year, our instructor described hands-only CPR as the method to use when a face shield (used for protection while giving rescue breaths) is unavailable.  She said that this was a new component of the training program.  It turns out that hands-only CPR is a relatively recent[…]

Free CPR Training in New York City from the FDNY

The Fire Department of New York offers free CPR training in New York  City.  The 45 minute classes, called “CPR-To Go” are held once a month at different public libraries around the city.  CPR certification isn’t provided; instead the “primary goal is to raise awareness of the important of immediate action in response to sudden[…]