What are the Differences Between Various Heart Ailments?

Most people think that when something goes wrong with the heart, it must be a heart attack. In reality, the heart can suffer from many different ailments, and it pays to know the difference – especially when learning CPR or first aid skills. The most common type of heart ailment is coronary heart disease, a […]

Now is the Time to Get School Staff CPR Certified

With another school year just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to get your CPR certification. CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a technique used to save the life of someone experiencing cardiac arrest. It involves a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) to restore breathing and blood circulation and […]

CPR Demonstrations at the Firefighter’s Olympics

Inaugurated in 1970, the Firefighter’s Olympics represent the best kind of community-building event: one that showcases the skills of some of its hardest-working citizens, brings people together, and teaches families how they can be better prepared for life’s challenges. SureFire CPR was proud to be on hand last month for the summer 2015 event in […]

New CPR Guidelines to be Released in October 2015

As medical science evolves and our understanding of best resuscitation practices deepens, the guidelines for CPR training are updated every five years. The American Heart Association, in conjunction with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), brings together experts from across the globe to develop new strategies and reach an ultimate consensus based on the […]

How Do I Become a CPR Instructor?

First things first: before taking steps to become an educator in emergency health services, understand that it’s usually part of a broader career path that includes other kinds of training and practice in your field. Most CPR instructors – especially those serving at premier institutions like SureFire CPR – start teaching only once they’ve garnered […]

How to Get Your PALS Certification ASAP

Pediatric emergency health care is an exacting discipline, with rigorous protocols specific to the care of infants and children – the most vulnerable patients of all, especially in cases of sudden cardiac crises. Considering the delicateness of the challenge, when every second and every action matters, nothing is more important than being adequately prepared to […]


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