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AHA Volunteer’s Students Save Three Lives in One Day Using HOCPR

This month, the CPR & First Aid Blog catches up with Jon Gorman, RN, member of the New England ECC Regional Committee board and 25-year healthcare veteran.  Jon Gorman sets up for a community CPR demonstration. Jon, thank you so much for speaking with us today. Would you give us a brief summary of your background? Sure... I [...]

By |August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

A Trip to Home Depot Turns into Hands-Only CPR Saving My Life

This blog was written by Gregory Schreppel, a survivor of cardiac arrest thanks to immediate bystander CPR.  Gregory with family, EMS personnel and off-duty nurse who delivered care at the 2016 Johnson County HeartSafe Heroes Celebration. Left to Right: Son Corbyn Schreppel, son Brayden Schreppel, Heather Schreppel, Paramedic Sarah Grass and her children Emma and Olivia (in her arms), Gregory [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|5 Comments

One CPR class changed his entire life

The following story originally ran on AHA News June 1. When Manny Medina was 16, he didn’t know or care much about emergency cardiovascular care as he walked into a CPR class at his high school in Las Cruces, New Mexico. “But then I pulled out the (defibrillator) pads and all of a sudden I felt like I was on [...]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA Celebrates EMS Week 2017: An Interview with Jeff Woodin, Lieutenant, Paramedic for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

What does EMS week mean to you? This week is an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the efforts of EMS providers in our communities. It also allows these professionals to educate the public about the crucial functions we perform. AHA volunteer Jeff Woodin reflects on his 25-year career as a paramedic during EMS Week 2017. #EMSstrong Would you [...]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

AHA Celebrates Nurses’ Week: An Interview with Beth Mancini, Ph.D, MSN

AHA volunteer Beth Mancini speaks with ECC about her career as a nurse and nurse educator and her vision for the profession's future. What does Nurses Week mean to you? This week reminds us of the importance of nurses and their roles in maximizing the health of individuals, families, and communities. Specifically, for nurses, it provides a time [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Becoming Empowered: CPR and the Power of One

Blog authored by David Martinez, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) signal maintainer, New York David Martinez receives the New York Daily News “Hometown Hero in Transit Award” at April 6, 2017 ceremony in New York. One man, reading one article and watching one video on CPR, one time… this sums up what prepared me to help save a life. [...]

By |April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Customer Service: An Interview with Tammy Turner, a member of EdCor’s Training Center Faculty

This is an interview with Tammy Turning, a member of EdCor's Training Center faculty.  Can you tell me a little bit about the history of EdCor? EdCor was started as a site in 2004 by my mother, Midge Burrows, and has been a center for almost four years now. We took what we learned from being a site and combined [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

An Interview with AHA Instructor Sherrie Wilson: Dallas Fire Department’s First Female Firefighter

What inspired you to become a CPR, First Aid and AED Instructor? I started out 36 years ago as a paramedic inside a firefighting unit, teaching my colleagues CPR in order Sherrie Wilson, paramedic and firefighter, has been instructing students in CPR for 36 years. to keep credentials current. One day, a firefighter asked me to help him [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

One Goal: Saving Lives

This blog was written by Mary Rasmussen, AHA Vice President, CPR & First Aid, Field Operations.  Although my current work is rewarding, there are times I miss my old jobs in the AHA affiliates. On any Mary Rasmussen joins her hands together in appreciation of AHA volunteers and Training Centers. given day I’d meet survivors and volunteers, and [...]

By |December 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Giving Thanks at the American Heart Association

In advance of Thanksgiving, the following post was written by Brian Eigel, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of ECC for ECC staff. We invite you to respond in the comments section with your thoughts on what you are thankful for this season.   On Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving - a time when we reflect back on our year, consider the good that [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|9 Comments