New requirements for Adult CPR training courses using CPR feedback devices to help improve training skills American Heart Association On August 15, 2017, the American Heart Association published on August 15, 2017, that they "will now require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device in all courses that teach adult CPR skills, effective January 31, 2019.
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AHA is taking CPR training into the digital age! Nowadays, everything is with digital assistance. The many benefits of present day technological advances have assisted in margins all over the globe; it was only a matter of time before these advancements made their way over to the CPR training community. By January 31st of 2019, AHA is making it regulation to be teaching CPR with a manikin that provides instrumented directive feedback to students.
This change is in hopes that we will see an increase in lives saved by CPR across the board. This doesn’t mean that your current manikins will be rendered obsolete. Manufacturers have begun to release various devices to make the change as smooth as possible. Of course, your friends at CPR Savers are going to give you the lowdown on what’s out and what’s coming so you may make an educated decision on what device would work best for you and your budget.
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If you're starting up a business, you have probably heard and know a little about OSHA, and maybe even the ANSI standard, but in case you have more questions, we'll be covering some of the basics today on OSHA compliant first aid kids and keeping your workspace safe and ready for emergencies.
What is OSHA?
As established in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets, regulates, and enforces certain standards to ensure that we can work in safe and healthy environments on the job. They also provide training, health education, and assistance when needed.
ANSI Z308.1-2015 First Aid Kit Changes
OSHA (US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation. OSHA Regulations regarding first aid kits are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations under section 29 CFR 1910.151 and in Appendix A.
OSHA does not provide specifications for the first aid contents per se but defined mandatory requirements for availability of kits at it's worksites. In Appendix A of the OSHA guidelines, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is referenced as the originator of first aid kit specifications and minimum content requirements.
Please click Read more to see a chart of all the changes.
Did you know that the American Heart Association recently changed the Basic Life Support Resuscitation Guidelines? Is your CPR/AED/First Aid Certification card still active or have you let it expire?
Click on the Read More link to see a small list of the changes. Need to take a refresher course? Register for a CPR, AED, or First Aid class near you!