Resusci Anne: The Sad Story Behind the CPR Doll

December 09, 2011

Do you know CPR? If so, you've probably shared an intimate moment with Resusci Anne. After all, 300 million people across the globe have been trained on the Resusci Anne CPR doll.

But did you know Resusci Anne is modeled after

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When Not to Quit: Man Revived After 96 Minutes

August 22, 2011

Performing CPR in a life-or-death situation is mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting. I hope this incredible story about a man who was successfully revived - with no resulting brain damage - after 96 minutes provides the extra burst of strength and motivation you may need the next time someone's life is in your hands. While the article primarily focuses on

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Lifeguard Management Best Practices: Tracking Lifeguard Certifications

January 14, 2011

If you are a lifeguard supervisor or manager, this probably sounds familiar. You supervise a group of lifeguards; some stay with you all year long, while another group only works once college classes are finished. On top of keeping these schedules straight, you also have to hire new lifeguards to replace the ones that decided to move on.

Amongst all of this chaos it is easy to lose sight of one of the most important elements of lifeguarding

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The Insurance Implications of Compression-Only CPR

July 29, 2010

Major changes are taking place in the way the general public is introduced to CPR. WebMD and NPR are just a handful of news and information sources preaching the benefits of compression-only CPR.

Compression-only CPR is catching on across the country for a few reasons. For starters, the time it takes to get trained in compression-only CPR is only a fraction of what full CPR classes require. Removing the time barrier makes it much easier to train a large percentage of potential responders. The second benefit is

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