Friday, October 7, 2016

CPR News: CA Law Requires CPR Training in Schools

September 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1719 which requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to be taught in schools. This new law, authored by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona)makes California the 35th state to provide CPR training in high schools!

High schools that require a course in health education for graduation will begin to offer instruction in performing CPR in the 2018-2019 school year. Students can be taught the fundamental life-saving skill of hands-only CPR.

This is a big step toward giving young people the confidence it takes to perform proper CPR if ever a life threatening situation presents itself.

To read more, check out the original article here...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Learn CPR 4 Life Travels to Mammoth Lakes

Hey guys, it’s CPR Bob here. I wanted to share some fun photos of where Learn CPR 4 Life has been traveling lately. We took a trip to Lake Mary and saw some truly beautiful sights. I’ll take you on a tour below - follow along with me!

This is the beautiful Lake Mary in Mammoth Lakes, CA.

Here's Skeleton Lake, one of the Mammoth Lakes in California. We hiked 3.5 miles to get here and it was well worth the view of snow capped mountains, pine trees, lake and sky.
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You caught us horsin’ around! These cool colts had a great idea to take a break while their owners were hiking and I decided to join them. It was a great choice on such a hot day!

This trailhead sign really caught my eye. Not only does it point us in the right direction, but it makes for a great photo op!

Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog! Comment below to let me know what you thought.

Looking for other adventures?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Over 45 FIVE Star Reviews of Learn CPR 4 Life

We are so thankful for the opportunity to teach CPR skills to the community, healthcare companies, and individuals looking to master their life saving skills. We are overjoyed at the responses of the many people who have taken our classes. We're excited to announce that we have now received over 45 FIVE STAR reviews from employees, individuals, corporations, and more. Feel free to read some of the positive feedback below, or check out more testimonials on our website.

"HEY! I just want to say THANK YOU for always being willing to come to yucca valley every other year to teach our CPR classes... and THANK YOU for making sure we hear about seizures, burns etc..... this morning... one of my littles had a seizure.... one helper stayed with him, I called 911 and my daughter called the little ones mother.... the 911 operator, the paramedic, and the Dr. all commented on how calm, collected, and informative we were about times, duration.... etc. Other than "through the roof" adrenaline rushes... we kept our heads and got through the moment.... THANK YOU for great training!!!!" - Shannon Acosta

"I'm required to keep my certification up every 2 years and these guys have made it the most painless training yet! Relevant, funny, engaging...A first-class organization." - Heather Kenny

"What a great class! The instructors are friendly, and very knowledgeable. They really made the whole learning experience fun! I recommend this class to EVERYONE!" - Tamara Fraser

"This is the best CPR /first aid training that I've personally gone too. That is why I always come back to them for my renewals. They are informative and answer any and all questions their students have." - Field Specialist in Hesperia CA

"I had a great first time experience there. Greg was a very informative instructor. We went over a lot of material but I feel more prepared handling an emergency situation than before I took the class!" - Ariana V.

"I have been to few courses now with a different instructors each time. I am very pleased with the work ethic of all the instructors. They make the class fun and help work with the class to easily retain the information." - Michael Spahn

"I have taken CPR classes with Learn CPR 4 Life since 2005. I would never go anywhere else. Greg and Mary are awesome and Greg is funny 😉 Which makes the classes fun and their experiences that they share are interesting. I hope they stay around for many years to come 🌹" - Lori Sellers

"Best CPR training I have ever received. Highly interactive class and left feeling like I should know what to do in the event CPR was necessary (hopefully it won't)." - E.B. Indio, CA

"I have taken CPR class every 2 years for 42 years.  But not until I moved to the High Desert 10 years ago and started taking class from Learn CPR 4 Life did my skills become effective.  This is the most professional, competent, entertaining class I have ever taken. I had the occasion arise to have to do CPR on a loved one.  Learn CPR 4 Life prepared me for this.  I was indeed prepared to be a competent rescuer." - Christine E.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Why People Choose Learn CPR 4 Life to Get Certified

We caught up with some of our amazing CPR Instructor Trainers and Students to ask them why they choose Learn CPR 4 Life. Check out what they had to say!

"Greg came out last week to train a group of us at my work on Blood borne Pathogens, CPR and First Aid.  I've been trained in First Aid/CPR for the past 15 years but I can honestly say this is the first time I feel confident if I ever had to administer CPR on someone after taking the class with Greg.  He speaks to us like we're having a normal conversation, not like he's reading out of a text book.  He answered all of our questions thoroughly and provided great training in all three areas!!  Greg's sense of humor was great, time flew by and I definitely look forward to renewing my certs in a couple of years knowing the material is up-to-date and we won't have to watch those re-enactments from the 80's."

- Vanessa B. Murrieta, CA

What did you think of our Learn CPR 4 Life Training Courses?

"Awesome!!! I did the online learning and the in-person skills validation and I loved it! I needed my card by a Monday and I had called and made the appointment on a Thursday. The skills validation was on a Saturday, which was so convenient for me! It was a good price, definitely affordable! The instructor is super nice too! She lets you practice on the manikin for a little bit, do a run-through so she can watch your mistakes, and when you're ready, she lets you test officially! The test was only 30 minutes or so and she had my card right there! Awesome class! Would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs their CPR card or like me, need their BLS ASAP!" - Suzy H. Victorville, CA

"This CPR class was great! instead of everyone taking turns practicing on the models (like previous classes I've taken before) everyone had their own model to work on. Given that we had a larger group, I felt as though the instructors made sure to give each individual their attention in a timely manner. The instructors also made sure everyone was learning the proper CPR technique. I highly recommend this class for anyone looking to be CPR certified!" - M.J. Montclair, CA

"This was most definitely, The Best CPR class I have ever attended. They made the whole class feel comfortable. I really enjoyed it, and will recommend this class to everyone."
- Veronica S. Barstow, CA

"I have taken CPR classes with Learn CPR 4 Life since 2005. I would never go anywhere else. Greg and Mary are awesome and Greg is funny!😉 Which makes the classes fun and their experiences that they share are interesting. I hope they stay around for many years to come." - Lori S. Hesperia, CA

Are you looking to get CPR certified? We teach a variety of CPR classes:

  • BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Online Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Handson Skill
  • BLS CPR Instructor Course
  • EMS Safety Adult Child Infant CPR/AED/First Aid
  • EMS Safety Services Pediatric CPR/AED & First Aid
  • And much more...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Instructor Training: Why People Choose Learn CPR 4 Life

Are you looking to start your own business? Learn CPR 4 Life has the solution for you. Become a certified CPR Training Instructor, be your own boss and teach your own classes. 

What is the benefit? Take the amazing Lisa F. for example. Lisa was stuck at a boring day job. The pay was fine and the job title was nice, but there was no real room for growth, and of course the hours were not flexible. So, after doing a little research, she made the leap of faith to start her own business as a CPR Instructor.

"It was after much thought and prayer that I decided to switch career paths. When I knew I wanted to become a CPR Instructor, I didn't want to get certified through just any company. I wanted it to be someone I trusted, someone with a lot of experience, and someone who I know would help me leverage my own business by their credibility. That's why I decided on Learn CPR 4 Life. After reading their Yelp reviews and other CPR testimonials, I felt at ease knowing that other people had a great experience with them as well." - Lisa F.

Now, Lisa is starting her own CPR business and looking forward to all the benefits it has to offer.

What does it take to be a CPR Instructor?

Check out the simple process of becoming a BLS Instructor:

  • Be accepted by an AHA Training Center (TC) prior to enrolling in the Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center 
  • Have current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Card and be proficient in all the skills
  • Prior to class complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online and print the certificate of completion 
  • Successfully complete the BLS classroom Instructor Course
  • Successfully complete being monitored teaching a BLS Course within three (3) months of completing the classroom Instructor Course

If you need any help signing up for these courses, or have any questions, contact Learn CPR 4 Life:

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Learn CPR Provides CPR Courses in Hesperia CA

Learn CPR 4 Life | The Trusted CPR Experts in Hesperia, California

Are you looking to get CPR certified and need to find a quality CPR training center in Hesperia CA? Look no further than Learn CPR 4 Life! We've been in business since 1998, and our highly skilled team of CPR experts are ready to help you! Whether you're looking to become a CPR instructor, you're in the medical field and need to take required CPR courses, or you need to learn more about basic life support, we've got what you're looking for.

At Learn CPR 4 Life, we are an AHA training center with over 15 years of experience. Our knowledge coupled with our passion to save lives, is apparent in everything we do. From our CPR instructor training courses, to our community courses, and corporate training, we always aim to provide the best service so our clients have an unprecedented experience.

If you want to learn more about Learn CPR 4 Life or want to register for a course, call us now:

Friday, February 12, 2016

February is Heart Health Month: Learn How to Prevent Disease

February is Heart Health month and we're teaming up with other organizations to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. In an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks in the US by 2017, we're encouraging people to know their blood pressure and give tips to help them lower and maintain it if it's too high.

High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease, yet there are often no signs or symptoms to indicate when it's too high. That's why it's so important to schedule routine check ups and be aware of your blood pressure level.

How to Prevent Heart Disease  

In order to prevent heart disease, we recommend taking a proactive approach with your health.

  • Schedule a routine checkup with your doctor 
Scheduling a routine appointment with your doctor is a great first step to learning your blood pressure. If you discover that your blood pressure is too high, don't panic! Your doctor will work with you to lower it and provide proper medication and help along the way.

  • If you take blood pressure medicine, be consistent
Just like any other medication, it's important to take the prescribed dose as directed. To ensure you stay consistent, set an alarm on your phone to remind you to take your medicine at the same time each day.

  • Alter your diet
If you're like the rest of America, you probably love salt. But your blood pressure unfortunately doesn't. Consider reducing your sodium intake, which will in turn reduce your blood pressure. That means opting for fresh meats rather than packaged. (Some cold cut packaged turkey breast can run up to 1,050 mg of sodium for 3 slices!) Avoid high sodium meat products by doing a little bit of extra research while shopping. Many brands are committed to providing products with much less sodium, so be sure to check your food labels. Also, choosing fresh fruits and veggies over frozen is another surefire way to keep your sodium intake low.

  • Are you a smoker?
Smoking sucks - quite literally. Stop inhaling this dangerous drug and if you haven't started smoking, don't start! If you need help quitting smoking, talk to your doctor or check out articles online. Here's a great how to quit smoking source to get started.

Thanks for joining us today on our blog. For more useful information about heart health, check out what we're talking about on our Facebook page, or check out our CPR website.

Learn CPR 4 Life is a an American Heart Association approved training center. Our friendly and skilled staff has helped individuals and businesses learn CPR and lifesaving skills since 1998. We're located in Hesperia, CA. Contact us for more info: 760-947-2426.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Why it's Important to have a Skilled CPR Instructor

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You wouldn’t trust a five-year-old kid to fix your leaky faucet or a 5th grade student to teach a college course, so why settle when it comes to learning the lifesaving skills of CPR?

Believe it or not, having a highly skilled Instructor can make all the difference when learning the techniques of CPR. And not only learning, but applying the techniques. Take our client, Shannon, for example. She recently experienced a life-threatening emergency and shared her story with us:

“THANK YOU for always being willing to come to Yucca Valley to teach our CPR classes... and THANK YOU for making sure we hear about seizures, burns etc..... this morning... one of my little ones had a seizure.... one helper stayed with him, I called 911 and my daughter called the little one’s mother.... the 911 operator, the paramedic, and the Dr. all commented on how calm, collected, and informative we were about times, duration.... etc. Other than ‘through the roof’ adrenaline rushes... we kept our heads and got through the moment.... THANK YOU for great training!!”
~ Shannon A., Yucca Valley, CA

THIS is exactly WHY we do what we do! Great training leads to great stories.

And, in addition to expertise, having a fun personality and infusing some humor into each lesson can really add to our client’s experience. At Learn CPR 4 Life, this is exactly how we operate. Our instructors are knowledgeable, but also very personable. The content of what we’re teaching is serious, but we always like to make sure we inject some fun into all our training classes!

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, whether you want to learn CPR personally, become a certified instructor, or hold a CPR class at your company, please contact us today: (760) 947-2426

We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

CPR Bob's Top 5 Fave Places to Visit on West Coast

CPR Bob's Top 5 Fave Places to Visit on West Coast

At Learn CPR 4 Life, we make it convenient for our clients in California by traveling to their location to teach classes. This past year, our mascot, Bob the Mannequin, has traveled to some pretty great places with us! Today we’re taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting some of Bob’s favorite spots in California and Nevada. Follow along with us on our exciting Bob-inspired blog road trip.

1. Foxen Winery - Santa Maria, CA

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Visiting Foxen Winery was a first for Learn CPR 4 Life! We’ve never trained a group at a winery before until our visit to Santa Maria. Of course the content of the class is serious, but the environment was so welcoming. We loved getting to know the employees here, and it’s safe to say that Bob definitely enjoyed himself, along with his other mannequin counterparts.

2. Driving Along the Cali Coast

It’s no surprise that driving along the Cali coast ranks #2 on Bob’s list. On our way to a Corporate CPR training course, our drive was lined with the lovely Pacific Ocean. What a view! We could get used to this.

3. NAVIAR Oxnard, CA

Bob thoroughly enjoyed his trip to the Naval Air Systems Command, known as NAVIAR in Oxnard, CA. NAVAIR's mission is to provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems operated by Sailors and Marines. Looks like we’re both in the business of saving lives! As you can see Bob thoroughly enjoyed his time here. Bob even told us, “I want to be a pilot now!” ;)

4. What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Bob loves getting in the Christmas spirit. Him and Santa had an epic time cruising around in Santa’s sportsmobile. And although what happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, Bob brought the xmas cheer back to Cali with us. But don’t worry, Santa went back to the North Pole to oversee his elves - and Santa did say that Bob was welcome there any time!

5. Snow White Weather

Bob’s first snow, and he loved it! “It was chilly, but such a refreshing change!” said Bob. We agree. We love the California coast, but nothing beats the crisp air of colder weather.

Do you live in California and need to get CPR certified? Maybe you’re looking into becoming an instructor yourself. Whether you’re part of a large corporation or you’re an individual, we would love to help you!

Please call us at (760) 947-2426.


Top 5 Reasons to get CPR Certified

Many people don't know that cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. - a frightening fact, but true.

*Cardiac arrest is just a fancy way of saying that someone's heart has suddenly lost its function - not to be confused with a heart attack - two different things!

Of the people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, the majority DO NOT receive CPR from a bystander, which contributes to their low chances of survival. What a world of difference it would make if more people knew how to properly perform CPR! Lives would be changed - in fact, lives would be SAVED.

The good news is that CPR is easy to learn. Our company, Learn CPR 4 Life, empowers thousands of individuals with proper training each year. And today we want to share some of the reasons why it's so beneficial to learn CPR. Follow along with us.

Top five reasons to get CPR certified:

1. We've already touched on the number one reason to get certified - CPR skills can SAVE LIVES. According to the American Heart Association, more than 300,000 cardiac arrests occur in the U.S. each year. Sudden heart failure can lead to someone collapsing, having difficulty breathing, poor blood circulation, or losing consciousness. Without blood properly circulating, the chance of survival plummets. By performing CPR quickly, a person's survival rate more than doubles. Worth it? We think so.

2. According to national studies, only 15-30% of people who suffered a cardiac arrest outside a hospital were given CPR by a bystander. During research, people were asked "what stops you from performing CPR?" A common answer was that the person simply did not know how, or that they feared they would do more harm than good. Because of a lack of training, CPR is not performed enough. Imagine the difference it would make if more people knew proper techniques and felt confident in administering CPR.

3. Another reason why people do not feel comfortable performing CPR is attributed to the common misconception that mouth-to-mouth resuscitation must be performed. Fortunately, in 2010, CPR guidelines were changed to say that if someone is not comfortable performing mouth-to-mouth, it's best to implement only hands-to-chest resuscitation. In fact, hands-only CPR proves to be just as effective as other methods for adults who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

4. Hands-to-chest CPR is easy to learn. Watch this funny video to see a quick tutorial.
If you want to get certified, check out our class schedule, or call us at 760-947-2426.

5. Many hospital patients have reported that their sibling, spouse, or parent saved their life with CPR. Since nearly 80% of cardiac arrests occur at home, it's so important to learn the life saving skill of CPR. We invite you to take the CPR challenge: If you haven't already - learn CPR and build confidence knowing that you could save a life!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

CPR Compressions

A recent review of research by The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center shows we may be giving CPR compressions too hard and too fast! The research may conflict with the 2010 guidelines of compressing ‘at least’ 5 CM (2 inches). In an article published by the university, Dr. Ahmad Idris, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at UT stated, “…About 60 lbs. of pressure are required to reach this depth. But in some cases a burly fireman or well-intended volunteer can go way past that amount, which can harm the patient.” Dr. Idris stated that, “About half of responders are giving chest compressions too fast, with about a third above 120 compressions per minute, and 20 percent above 140 per minute…” The review also suggested the ‘sweet spot’ for CPR compressions is 100 to 120 beats per minute. The article sited using the children’s song “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” to help stay on the right pace.