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05/10/21 12:19 - ID#60838

Top 3 Reasons Why Employers Get Online CPR Certification for Their Employees

CPR recertification time seems to come around far too often.

Trying to gather employees for yet another training session can be a headache. Managers are reluctant to allow employees time away from their everyday jobs, and scheduling the sessions often involves several different shifts. Even before the Covid era, gathering everyone for CPR training was a hassle. But with the need for social distancing and masking and the fact that so many workers work from home, in-person training is no longer an option. That doesn’t mean that employers don’t have to provide training and recertification. OSHA requirements have remained the same, and employees need to be proficient at CPR more than ever. If you’re still on the fence, here are three good reasons to get online CPR Certification for your employees. It is an incredibly convenient option and logical choice.

Employee Convenience

An online course’s main advantage is that employees can take their classes and tests at their convenience. BLS and CPR certification courses are available 24 hours/day, seven days/week. They will be able to stop and replay certain parts of the training, pausing to tend to kids or the dog, all the while sitting at home in comfy clothes. It takes about 60-90 minutes to become certified. Another convenience of online training is retaking the test several times if needed, thus taking away the stress usually associated with in-person testing.

Better Training

In-person classes tend to feel rushed for those who are new to the technique. I recall taking my first CPR class and being the only one who had never done it before. The instructor breezed through the guidelines, and I struggled to absorb everything. I was barely able to remember the information for the test. With online classes, students can go at their own pace. They will feel confident in their ability to perform CPR or BLS when they have had time to thoroughly absorb and practice the skills. Finally, the AHA’s 2020 guidelines recommend self-paced CPR training.

Company Convenience and Cost Efficiency

Due to coronavirus restrictions, providing employee training has become more costly. Previously, CPR classes included up to 15 people, usually with two people per CPR manikin. Today’s safety measures may mean limiting classes to six people while students social distance, wear masks, and take turns practicing on their manikins. Certification becomes more costly and time consuming for companies.

After completing the course and passing the test, employees will have the ability to print their certification cards right away. Group discounts also will save you money, and exam retakes are free.

We take care of record-keeping for you, so there is no need to keep track of all that paperwork. You can refer to your employees’ records and certifications as needed. Employees might have different renewal dates. With CPR certification online, they can be sure to stay current, no need to wait for an instructor to be onsite. This eliminates concerns about certification lapses and keeps the company in compliance.

While we wait for everyone to get their vaccinations, online adult CPR and other courses are ideal. No matter where your employees are in their vaccination schedule, they can complete the course.


Essential employees are under a lot of stress these days. Employers are searching for ways to boost morale. Online CPR classes are one way to show these essential workers that they are valued. By providing online courses in CPR for healthcare providers, you support their need for training and take the burden of attending in-person training from them.

Employees can also get First Aid training and print their First Aid certificate.
Whether you are seeking CPR for healthcare providers, Infant CPR classes, Child CPR classes, or BLS online classes, CPR training online is the way to go. As we begin 2021 and vaccines are rolling out, let’s work together to get all your staff safely CPR certified.

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Category: education

04/13/21 01:40 - ID#60837


CPR and AED training are two different steps in the process of saving the life of someone suffering from cardiac arrest. The acronym “CPR” stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which is the act of repeatedly compressing a person’s chest in order to keep their blood pumping throughout their body. CPR acts like a manual heartbeat, keeping vital organs alive even after the heart has stopped beating. While many people are already familiar with CPR, its counterpart often goes unnoticed. Most classes are actually offered as CPR AED training, or at least explain the use of the AED in the course of their instruction. “AED” stands for automated external defibrillator and there is a big difference between CPR and AED training even though both are usually covered in the same class.

Unlike CPR which only pumps blood to vital organs, the AED is the machine that can restart the heart. In this respect, you could say that these classes should be termed “AED CPR training” since the AED is a much more important factor to a cardiac arrest victim’s survival. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, their heart has stopped beating. This means that vital organs, such as the brain, will begin to die within minutes if they do not continue to receive blood and oxygen. This is why anyone who is able to provide assistance should step in quickly to administer CPR.

The process for helping a victim of cardiac arrest using CPR and AED is explained below. These steps are always covered in detail no matter what CPR AED training you attend.

First call 9-1-1 to alert medical responders that there is an emergency. As soon as the 9-1-1 call has been placed, CPR compressions should begin immediately. If you are the only one available to assist the victim, do not stop compressions until emergency medical personnel arrive. In the best scenario, there will be several people nearby who can assist you in helping the victim. If this is the case be sure to enlist a few others to help with some tasks such as staying on the phone with the emergency operator, taking turns administering CPR compressions, and finding out if there is an AED nearby.

Most public places will have an available AED, which should then be immediately used on the victim. The AED is entirely automated; it will verbally walk you through preparing the victim and the pad placement, it will assess the victim’s heart rate, and it will determine if the victim requires a shock to reestablish a heartbeat. However if there is no available AED close by, continue administering CPR until medical professionals arrive with one.

If you would like to learn more about CPR and AED training, visit SimpleCPR to view a list of available classes. You can learn how to save a life by taking an online CPR AED training class today!


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Category: education

04/06/21 08:08 - ID#60836


Dougherty County emergency responders see near and accidental drownings involving children quite often this time of year. Sometimes three in one day. They say knowing how and when to give them CPR can shave precious minutes, and save lives.


“The quicker you can get blood circulation through an external compression, the better chance they have of survival,” said Dickie Livingston, who is the training and compliance Supervisor with Dougherty County EMS.

Just with any other procedure, there is a specific approach to address a child in distress. Learn child and infant CPR classes online.

“You come up on a child, say you pull them out of a swimming pool, you get them out, tap them, make sure they’re unresponsive, and you holler for help. You tell somebody to go call 911 bring an AED.”

Livingston says it’s okay to hold off on CPR until help arrives if the child starts coughing. But if he or she doesn’t, that’s when you start the chest compressions.

“You put your single hand in the middle of their chest. Upper third of the chest. Press down about two inches,” Livingston added.

You will need to compress hard and fast…at least one hundred times per minute.

“For every thirty compressions that you do, you stand and open their mouth, tilt their head back a little bit. So they don’t have any trauma, blow two breaths in their lungs,” explained Livingston. “Just enough to make the chest rise and immediately go back to chest compressions until help arrives, or until the patient becomes responsive.”

It can take between two and seven minutes for the CPR to be effective, until paramedics arrive on scene.

“And at that point, they’ll come in, they’ll start taking over, and start doing CPR, and we’ll get there, and we’ll start giving drugs and put them on the monitor and see what exactly’s going on with the heart and fix it from there,” added Livingston.

The Child CPR method should be the same for every child, regardless of their size and weight. It’s acceptable to use two hands, but larger adults may only have to use one.

“The biggest thing is you have to press down hard enough to mash the heart between the sternum and the spine. If it takes two hands, if you’re small, then you have to use two hands.”

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Category: jewelry

04/05/21 12:10 - ID#60835



You ask, “Why Buy Antique Jewelry?” Uniqueness is the simple answer. When purchasing antique vintage jewelry which is 50 years old or older, you are acquiring something from another time; something that may be rare and something that is definitely different from what you see in most jewelry stores. Consider perusing an Estate & Antique Jewelry Store, like ours. Estate Jewelry simply means previously owned. You will often come across that special Antique Jewelry find and maybe something from another time period that has specific unique characteristics.

The Victorian Era, c.1837-1901

A ring from the Victorian Era, c.1837-1901, could be in the shape of a serpent, crafted in gold with a center gemstone. Queen Victoria had a ring just like that with an emerald in the center as her engagement ring.

The Edwardian Era, c. 1901-1914

The Edwardian Era, c. 1901-1914, was known for its delicate workmanship in platinum, the king of metals. Platinum is known for its durability and malleability. It is the metal of preference for Master Jewelers whose skills are needed to make the finest details on a jewelry item, like milgraining, which would look like a row of tiny dots. A diamond engagement ring may have characteristics like garlands, ribbons and lace and decorated with diamonds in the mounting. Fine metal piercings might also be found in a ring from this time period

The Art Nouveau Era, c. 1890-1915

The Art Nouveau Era, c. 1890-1915, was known for its use of designs such as leaves, flowers, bugs and the shape of a woman’s face with flowing hair. Plique-a-jour was a type of see through enameling that was used in conjunction with the features described above. Yellow gold was more common during that era and it worked beautifully with stones such as aquamarine, peridot, pearls, opals and diamonds

The Art Deco Era, c. 1920-1935

The Art Deco Era, c. 1920-1935, diamond antique engagement rings were enhanced with meticulous filigree and intricate designs. Platinum was the metal of choice. As with the Edwardian, Victorian and Art Nouveau Era, the Art Deco Era also used hand fabrication vs. casting, into the early 1930’s, to make its most delicate and complicated pieces of jewelry.

The Retro Era, c. 1935-1950

The Retro Era, c. 1935-1950, was more well-known for its jewelry crafted in rose, yellow or green gold. Rings, for instance, were oversized and gemstones that were popular during that time were diamond, aquamarine, topaz, citrine, sapphire and often synthetic ruby

As you can see, antique jewelry is extremely unique and because of that, you may never see two jewelry items alike in your lifetime! To be sure, not many of your friends will have jewelry like yours when you purchase beautiful Antique jewelry!

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