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Emergencies can happen at any time! Therefore we should be prepare for it. What would you do if you see someone choking or having a heart attack?
The CPR First Aid Class will teach you skills that you need when you are in an emergency situation. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing when you come to class. You will be practicing a lot with the manikins!

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.sanjosecprcertification.com/schedule/heartsaver-cpraedfirst-aid/

Don’t forget to “Check In” on Facebook on day of your class to get a Free Keychain Mask!

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CPR/First Aid Certification Classes for Construction Workers

Do you work in construction in San Jose? Are you an electrician? If so there are certain OSHA requirements that require CPR and First-aid certification by the AHA or ARC. Even if there was not a requirement, you should be trained in CPR and First-aid since there are many different types of life threatening accidents that could happen at the work site.

Construction workers should take both CPR and First-aid classes in case of an emergency. For more information, please click below to see our upcoming CPR and First-aid Training Courses in San Jose:

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED

Receive card on day of course.

CPR for Construction Workers in San Jose

First-aid for Construction Workers in San Jose

 

 

San Jose CPR Classes
545 Meridian Ave. Suite E
San Jose, CA 95126
408-724-9985

American Heart Association Pediatric First aid/CPR Class

Who should Not take this class? 
Parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies, & the general public should not take this class. They should take the Heartsaver CPR and First-aid instead, since this class is specifically for those who work in a licensed child care center.

This class is EMSA certified!

Learn the right skills to help an infant or child in an emergency. Here a video from our intructor Charles on how to save a chocking baby:

 

To register, go to our link: http://www.sanjosecprcertification.com/schedule/pediatric-first-aidcpr/

 

San Jose CPR Certification
Next to USPS, across street Diddams
545 Meridian Avenue, Suite E
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 724-9985
www.sanjosecprcertification.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re involved in first aid training classes in San Jose, Campbell, or Los Gatos either as a facilitator, instructor, or trainee, you might want to consider expanding your knowledge base further with some helpful and interesting books published on the topic.  If you’re ready to line your shelves with some instructional first-aid reads, consider these volumes for yourself or even as gifts.

American Medical Association Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care
Every San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga and Milpitas home should have a good basic first aid book for their reference shelf.  More importantly, it’s good to know what’s in that book before an emergency happens!  When you procure a manual like this for your home, get familiar with its contents and browse the chapters from time to time so you keep up on techniques and best practices.  In an emergency, you won’t have much time for reading, so be sure you can easily find the information you’re looking for and be able to recall the First-Aid Training class in Campbell that you attended.

The American Red Cross First Aid and Safety Handbook
Also a great manual to have at Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Cupertino home, this book covers all the basics and is filled with a wide range of first aid topics that are useful around home or even other locations.  From dealing with burns to animal bites, this informative volume is a solid option for basic first aid care.

Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care in Remote Locations
By The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
A must read by outdoor lovers who enjoy sportive activities like hiking, camping, boating, snowmobiling, rock climbing, etc. This handy book is a tremendous resource that anyone who ventures out into remote locations should consider reading.  In fact, if you know anyone who enjoys similar outdoor activities, consider giving this important first aid resource as a gift and give the gift of a First-Aid Certification class near Morgan Hill.

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios
Published in 2012, this book, in spite of its playfully hip cover, is quite comprehensive and helpful.  As a disaster resource, it naturally explores first aid for a wide range of possibilities.  Moreover, it is complemented by the information about surviving in times of disaster like natural disasters caused by floods or storms, for instance.

How to Give First Aid to Your Dog
By David “Jack” Russell
Humans aren’t the only creatures in need of first aid!  In fact, it’s very common for dogs to eat dangerous plants outside or to injure themselves at play.  In some instances, it might even be a medical emergency requiring you to take some essential first aid steps before you can get your pet to an emergency veterinarian.  For parents of canine children, this book makes a terrific gift.

When shopping for the holidays, consider purchasing one of these gifts for family, friends, or simply for your own household.  Many people aren’t ready to handle a first aid emergency or crisis which is why training is so vital; these books can complement the training and provide the back-up information people need when dealing with minor to severe medical emergencies whether they happen in the back yard or in a remote wilderness far from a medical facility.

Santa Clara, CA American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED Classes

The Heartsaver First-aid/CPR/AED class covers the following topics: bleeding control, seizures, epi pen use, allergic reactions, snake bites, broken bones, poisoning, CPR for adults, children, and infants, chokesaving, how to use an AED (automated external defibrillators), and other life threatening emergencies.

Class date: Saturday December 21st, 2013

Time: 8am to 1pm

Cost: $140

To register please click on the following link: http://www.sanjosecprcertification.com/schedule/heartsaver-cpraedfirst-aid/

Here a video from our instructor Charles, you will learn this on day of your class:

We also offer Pediatric CPR/First Aid, BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR and ACLS classes. For more information, please visit our website!

Don’t forget to check in on Facebook, Yelp or Foursquare to get a Free Key Chain Mask on day of your class!

San Jose CPR Certification
Next to USPS, across street Diddams
545 Meridian Avenue, Suite E
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 724-9985
www.sanjosecprcertification.com

Saratoga, CA American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED classes

When: Sunday November 24th, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm

Cost: $140

Card: Valid for 2 years

Sunnyvale BLS for the Healthcare Provider CPR Classes

This course is for renewing, recertification, or initial student and is considered a basic first-aid class. If you are interested in receiving more advanced training, I recommend also taking a Wilderness First-aid class (40 hours), an Advanced First-aid training (100 hours), or taking an EMT class from a local college.
There are not any official lunch breaks in this course but there will be breaks on the hour. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Click here to register: http://www.sanjosecprcertification.com/schedule/heartsaver-cpraedfirst-aid/ 

San Jose CPR Certification
Next to USPS, across street Diddams
545 Meridian Avenue, Suite E
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 724-9985
www.sanjosecprcertification.com

Long hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area offer us opportunities that have become rare in the modern day: To encounter nature (our own as well as that of the outside world) in an intimate one-on-one fashion. Because this is such a departure from the usual manner in which so many of us live in San Jose, however, there can be risks involved in the venture that we may not consider until we encounter them – and by then, it may be too late. Anticipating – and preparing for – the possible pitfalls will leave our minds free to focus on the excitement of the journey.

 

The safest wilderness hikes are typically undertaken under the supervision of seasoned guides. With proper forethought and precaution, we can certainly enjoy a successful excursion without the help of a professional. Lengthy hikes in wild terrain should never be undertaken alone, however. Companions are crucial. Trusted friends can give us invaluable aid in the event of an injury and also provide us with a gift that’s often underestimated on the trail: psychological support. Fatigue, hunger, dehydration, sun, cold and various other factors can all impair our judgment and confuse our emotional responses. Two or more heads are definitely better than one when it comes to negotiating these sorts of risky experiences, especially when our very survival may be at stake.

 

Ideally, everyone who is going on the expedition should understand the basic procedures of medical rescue and first-aid. These skills include CPR and the application of bandages and splints. Practice these techniques beforehand until they become second nature, especially if you’ll be traveling through terrain that poses significant risks. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the environment that you’ll be traveling through. Some factors to be aware of include the availability of water, possible high altitudes, any posted warnings in the area and the projected weather forecast.

 

We burn a lot more calories (about 3,000-5,000 for men and 2,000-3,500 for women) per day when we’re involved in a strenuous activity such as hiking. Pack enough food to compensate for your exertions along the trail.

 

Other crucial supplies that you should have on hand include:

– solution for water disinfection

– a fire starter kit

– an improvised shelter

– a map

– a compass or GPS

– a cell phone

– emergency lighting

– sunscreen

– insect repellent

– a multi-tool knife

first-aid kit

 

Be sure to break your boots in well in advance of your trip in order to avoid that great enemy of all Bay Area hikers – blisters. If you’re setting out merely for a day-long excursion, it’s still advisable that you prepare for an unexpected night spent outdoors.

It’s important that you know your own medical history as well as that of any traveling companions. Preexisting conditions can be exacerbated when we enter into unfamiliar environments. Lung problems, for example, will typically become more severe at high altitudes. Be particularly aware of any temperature extremes that you may encounter along your projected road. Consider also any severe allergic reactions that you or any of your company may be vulnerable to, such as bee stings, poison ivy or any of various food allergies.

First-Aid training with STS has a number of benefits. It can be helpful not just in tackling emergencies but in dealing with more minor incidents – and in helping to avoid accidents and injury in the first place.

 

It is often necessary for staff in San Jose to be trained in first aid in order to meet legal health and safety requirements. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that workplaces provide basic medical facilities that can take care of all their employees in case of emergency. This means a clinic, hospital or other healthcare facility must be available to all employees. This facility must be “in near proximity” as defined by OSHA specifications. OSHA defines “near proximity” as within four to six minutes’ response time in the case of particularly dangerous workplaces or within 15 minutes’ response time in the case of workplaces that don’t offer any unusual hazards. Those San Jose workplaces that don’t have such a facility nearby must have staff members who are trained in first aid and CPR so that someone can quickly render aid in the event of an injury or a sudden illness (such as a heart attack).

 

Legal requirements aren’t the only reason for undertaking first-aid training in the San Jose workplace. Having somebody on-site who can immediately jump into action if there’s a medical emergency can save precious time. In a serious situation such as a cardiac arrest, every minute counts. Knowing what to do in the event of a severe injury such as a dangerously deep cut, a bad burn or an electric shock can minimize the resulting injury. A trained first-aider can perform lifesaving treatment such as CPR while waiting for the paramedics to arrive; this can mean the difference between a good outcome and a poor one.

 

Another good reason for training employees in first aid is accident prevention. Our Safety Training Seminars First-Aid course covers workplace safety makes employees more aware of potential hazards and the possible consequences of ignoring regulations and taking unnecessary risks. This kind of training can help staff to feel more involved in and responsible for keeping their workplace a safe and healthy environment. Rather than being annoying barriers to efficiency, health and safety rules come to be seen as useful tools that benefit everyone. Trained staff can also support their co-workers in making good choices, reminding others of guidelines and why these exist.

 

As well as the obvious advantages, a first aid course can confer more subtle benefits. Training in first aid can also improve morale in the workplace. Arranging a first-aid course with STS demonstrates a clear commitment to staff welfare and training together can encourage team-building.

Arranging a first aid course is not hard. Individual staff members can be trained off-site at STS’s San Jose office on Meridian Ave., perhaps attending a group course in the evenings. Safety Training Seminars will also visit your workplace and administer training on the premises of you have a group of 14 or more.

Epilepsy Classes are Conducted in San Jose, CA.

Doctors, nurses, dentists taking CPR class with American Heart Association

American Heart Association CPR Training class for medical professionals

Teaching others about Epilepsy Awareness is an important thing—not only during Epilepsy Awareness Month, but at all times.  Many people still live under many incorrect assumptions about epilepsy, and those things need to change. The American Heart Association has developed the Heartsaver First-aid course which overs what to do when someone suffers from a seizures. These courses are taught all over the USA and in San Jose.

First, epilepsy is far more common than people think.  There are more than three million cases, and climbing right now, with one hundred fifty thousand cases being diagnosed every year.  Sadly, deaths in the epileptic population due to Sudden Death Due to Epilepsy (SUDEP) run as high as seventeen percent each year.

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to SUDEP—age, IQ, even race and sleeping position.  However, more research needs to be done to help combat this disease.  Research though requires several things that epilepsy does not have: positive attention, and enough research money.

Epilepsy has been around since before the time of Christ, and sufferers of the disorder have been thought to be possessed with demons.  Many have been made fun of in school, or called idiots or daydreamers, when in reality they were having a seizure.  Still to this day, there is such a stigma that many people with epilepsy refuse to talk about having it openly.

Making people properly aware of what to do, how to act and how to support a person with epilepsy is important—especially during November, which is Epilepsy Awareness Month.  Here are some things to know when dealing with seizures of any type.

REMAIN CALM.  This is important for any seizure.  If you are dealing with someone having an absence or partial seizure, they may not be responsive at first.  For this reason, they may become combative, so stay calm no matter what.

MOVE THINGS OUT OF THE WAY.  This is important, too, especially when the epilepsy patient is wandering around, out of it, or about to fall to the ground into a tonic clonic (grand mal) seizure.  Moving things, especially sharp objects, will minimize injuries.

LET THE SEIZURE RUN ITS COURSE.  If the absence or partial seizure is taking place standing up, DON’T force the patient to sit down.  This will cause more problems if you do.  If the tonic clonic seizure is taking place, turn the patient on their side, loosen any clothing, take off their glasses and shoes, and turn their head to the side as well. DO NOT stick ANYTHING in their mouth.

ONCE THE SEIZURE HAS RUN ITS COURSE.  Stay with the patient, and talk to them calmly, but quietly, to let them reorient themselves.  It may take them a while to do so.  Patients that have a tonic clonic seizure may very well go back to sleep, and stay asleep for up to twenty four hours.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF AT ANY TIME THE SEIZURE LASTS MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES, CALL 911.

During Epilepsy Awareness Month, things like how to deal with a seizure will be taught to everyone that can possibly be reached.  At the same time, though, the need to raise research money will be brought up, too.  There are a several foundations just to support epilepsy, however, they need patrons to support them.

Susan Axelrod along with two other mothers of epileptic children founded the CURE Foundation.  The goal of the CURE Foundation is to raise money specifically for research for epilepsy.  Susan, does have an extra “gun” in her arsenal if you will—her husband is David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s senior advisor.

As parents to Lauren, Susan and David Axelrod went through the pain of seeing their daughter Lauren seize day in and day out because there weren’t medications to control her.  Surgery didn’t help either.  More research was and is, badly needed.  Lauren will live in a special home the rest of her life, but has finally found a medication that works—for now.

Thus was born the CURE Foundation—and a way to make the need for this disorder’s need for research money more prominent.  The Axelrods are the spokesmen, if you will, for epilepsy that Michael J Fox and Muhammad Ali are for Parkinson’s disease.  Yet, combine Parkinson’s with multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy—and there are still more cases of epilepsy out there!  Yes, more research money is desperately needed!

On Oct 25, 2009, the Axelrods were interviewed by Katie Couric on 60 Minutes about their daughter, Lauren and the CURE Foundation.  The interview and its results were fascinating.  With Epilepsy Awareness Month coming up, be sure to try to watch that episode, and to help out your local epilepsy support chapter.  You’ll be glad you did.

For more information about learning about seizures and other life threatening emergencies, please take an American Heart Association Heart Saver First-aid course. Be prepared.

Basic First-Aid for Minor Injuries – Courses offered in San Jose

There are certain skills, such as CPR, that we may devote ourselves to learning whilst all the while hoping we never have to call upon the knowledge and use it.  First-aid could also fall into this category, though the circumstances that call upon us to use it may be more frequent. Knowledge of the basic treatments for common types of cuts, bruises and other injuries can be crucial when professional help is unavailable. Whether we’re out in the wild, at home waiting for an ambulance or otherwise alone with a person in need, our quick responses can mean the difference between an arrested and an aggravated injury.

The golden rule for all forms of first-aid is, “First of all, don’t do any more harm”. You should never perform a procedure if you’re unsure of your ability to pull it off. The same principle applies to administering medicines that you’re not familiar with. If you’re debating whether or not an injured person should be moved, choose to err on the cautious side. An exception to this rule of thumb would be when remaining at the place of the accident carries continued risk (i.e., in cases of fire, avalanche, flood, building collapse, etc.)

A big part of the aid that we give to a victim is emotional in nature. Human contact and support are crucial in the aftermath of physical trauma. Always strive to remain calm and centered. This not only enables you to function with greater efficiency but also conveys your emotional stability to the person you’re caring for.

Immediate first-aid for all forms of bruises calls for a cold compress or cold water. If you use ice, wrap it in a cloth so that it doesn’t come into direct contact with the person’s skin. Apply for ten minutes at a time, with intermittent breaks, for a total application time of one hour.

Puncture wounds run a high risk of infection. Rinse them well with water and leave them open to heal. Closing the wound may actually promote infection. A little initial bleeding will be helpful, as this will carry bacteria out of the punctured area.

Scrapes that are caused by abrasion are oftentimes painful, but they should nonetheless be scrubbed to remove any dirt and stone particles within the wound that could cause infection. Use soap and water, and apply an antiseptic ointment to the affected area immediately afterwards.

If a person has been cut, remove all of their clothing from the area so that you can gauge the severity of the wound. The greatest risk in such cases will most likely be blood loss. Stem the bleeding by applying direct pressure to the cut for ten to fifteen minutes. If the injured area can be elevated then this will also slow bleeding. Strive to calm the person and discourage movement, as this can aggravate the wound.

More severe cuts occur when the skin has been shaved at an angle (skin flaps) or flayed off completely (avulsions). A skin flap should be reconnected to the underlying skin, with some form of bandage and tape, after the wound has been cleaned. The flap itself should be kept intact, as it can help the tissue beneath to heal. Avulsions need to be taped closed, if at all possible, to stem the severe bleeding that can result.

The American Heart Association recommends that everyone takes a CPR and First-aid class at least once every 2 years to be properly trained for an emergency. San Jose CPR Certification offers this course about two times a week in Santa Clara County.