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CPR Facts

CPR Facts and Statistics

CPR Facts

Seventy percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.

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Stroke Prevention

Stroke Prevention

Stroke Prevention

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, taking nearly 130,000 American lives each year.  High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are major risk factors for stroke. About half of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors. 

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National CPR & AED Awareness Week

National CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7)

National CPR & AED Awareness Week

About 70% of Americans feel that they are unable to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to perform CPR or they are afraid of harming the victim.  National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 and focuses on how lives can be saved if more Americans know how to perform CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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CLINCON 2015

CLINCON 2015

CLINCON 2015

CLINCON, Florida’s Premiere EMS Conference is taking place July 8th to July 11th, 2015. For more than 40 years CLINCON has provided the highest quality education to EMS professionals by integrating prehospital care research and cutting edge clinical practice.

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American Stroke Awareness Month

American Stroke Month – May 2015

American Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States.  One out of every six people will suffer from a stroke in their lifetime, and stroke is the 5th cause of death in the United States.  American Stroke Month is an annual opportunity that takes place in May, that brings people together to create awareness, rally, and show support because only united, we can end stroke.

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NNAAP

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)

NNAAP

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is the largest nurse aide certification exam program in the United States.  The NNAAP consists of two sections: a written or oral portion and a skills demonstration component. The oral portion is offered in English and Spanish. 

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National EMS Week 2015

National EMS Week 2015

National EMS Week 2015

The 41st annual EMS Week is celebrated May 17 – 23, 2015.  EMS Week was developed when President Gerald Ford declared the first National Emergency Medical Services Week in November of 1974, to celebrate EMS professionals and the work they do every day responding to medical emergencies.  Later, EMS Week was moved to May in order to separate it from Fire Prevention Week, as the majority of fire and EMS services believed that having two events back to back hurt the effectiveness of each program.

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2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

2015 Guidelines for CPR and ECC

Dear U.S. Training Network,

Last week, the world’s top experts in resuscitation and cardiovascular science convened to assess their evidence reviews gathered throughout the past five years. As a collective group, they are working to finalize the development of an international consensus on science and treatment recommendations for 2015.

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