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CPR and Life Saving News:
New Illinois Law Requires AED Trained Staff Members in All Fitness Facilities and Schools: The Colleen O’Sullivan Law, Public Act 093-0910, was adopted by the Illinois General Assembly in late 2004. This new life-saving law was created in response to the death of a young government staffer, who died without the aid of an AED device. This law not only requires an on-site AED device but a trained AED user who can assist in emergency situations like the one encountered by Colleen O’Sullivan. ( Click here to view the act)
CPR Group Training Helps 12 and 13 Year-Olds Save a Life:
Learning CPR with a Scout Troop or a community group is a great option for many. This 7/12/06 news broadcast from KUTV in Salt Lake City talks about two boys who saved the life of a 7 year-old at their public pool in Spanish Fork, Utah. CPR, AED and Aquatic Training Specialists (CAATS) is proud to offer this kind of CPR training to any group. Click our -Attend a class- link to see how affordable CPR group training cant help save lives in your community. Book your community group today! ( Click here to view the article online)
13 Year Old Helps Save Tour Boat Accident Victims with CPR Skills: A capsized tour boat in New York‘s Lake George is making national news. Over 20 elderly boat passengers were killed by the unfortunate event on Sunday 10/2/05. As they continue to investigate what caused this tragic boat accident, CAATS would like to recognize the 13-year-old girl, Alexandra Rahal who used CPR to help in the rescue efforts. We had the Rahal family CNN video interview posted here, but CNN has since taken it down. ( Click here ) read about the boat capsizing on the CNN site
IDOC staff member uses CPR and an AED to Save Student Teacher: Jeff Hart, staff development specialist at Illinois Department of Correction's Training Academy, serves as a coach for the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball team at Auburn Middle School. On Firday 9/19/03 22-year-old student teacher Jessica Ball lost conciousness while participating in the drills. Jeff Hart
and fellow coach Marsha Funneman used both CPR and an available AED to save the young teacher's life.
(Click here to read what IDOC said) ( Click here to read what IDOC said about the heroic life-saving effort)
Saving Lives in a Heartbeat: A Detroit Redwing player (defenseman Jiri Fischer) collapses after a hockey game in November. This article from The Grand Rapids Press 12/6/05, talks briefly about the incident then elaborates on the AED technology that saved his life. The article focuses on expanding AED usage and how common it is to now see these CPR assisting devices in public areas. It ends by reminding us that the public needs to be trained to use such devices. That‘s what CAATS is here to do! Take an Illinois AED training class today!( Click here to view the article online)
U.S. President Proclaims CPR Awareness Week: Although this is an old story, CAATS feels that President Reagan made some great points when proclaiming the week of October 18th, 1984, “CPR Awareness Week.” Thanks to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, we invite you to see what he had to say. ( Click here to view Proclamation 5395)
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The cpraedtrainers.com site has information on the following topics to help you learn CPR, AED and First-Aid:
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training.
• Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Training.
• Illinois area First-Aid Training.
• Oxygen Administration Certification
• Bloodborne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
• Attend a Illinois Area Class.
• Lifeguard Certification.
• Contact CAATS Illinois.
• CPR News
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