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Here's what you need to know about the AHA instrumented directive feedback device (IDFD) requirements.

Posted on December 20, 2018 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (16)

To teach AHA courses involving adult CPR, you will be required, as of January 31, 2019, to use manikins or devices that feature an instrumented directive feedback device (IDFD), providing real-time feedback on student CPR performance.

The AHA requirement:

"By January 31, 2019, the AHA will require the use of an instrumented directive feedback device or manikin in all AHA courses that teach the skills of adult CPR. Specifically, an instrumen...

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Dame Dash from the Dash Diabetes Network on TMZ

Posted on September 3, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (28)

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Family Tree

Posted on September 3, 2017 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (36)

Use this family tree to map out your family's health history. Identify family members who have lived with diabetes or other serious health conditions. Then, talk with your healthcare provider about what this means to you and others in your family.

Power Ambassador Ashanti´┐Ż??s Master Plan Workout

Posted on June 26, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (8)

The American Heart Association suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). Thirty minutes a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember. And, it is a goal you can reach.


Power Ambassador Ashanti and her team of trainers have put together a series of workout videos to help you meet that goal! Today is the day to begin your journey toward a healthier ...

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Posted on December 25, 2016 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (7)


Dial 9-1-1 Fast


Heart attack and stroke are life-and-death emergencies — every second counts. If you see or have any of the listed symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number. Not all these signs occur in every heart attack or stroke. Sometimes they go away and return. If some occur, get help fast! Today heart attack and stroke victims can benefit from new medications and treatments unavailable to patients in years past. For example...

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Publix joins the fight to save lives!

Posted on December 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (10)

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1st Choice Emergency & Safety Training has heard it through the grapevine that Publix has put

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Automated External Defibrillators Can Save Lives During Cardiac Emergencies

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (8)

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

improve survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac

arrest. Their presence reduces the critical time for

treatment. Less time to defibrillation improves

victims’ chances of survival. Having the devices

appropriately ...

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Friends and Family CPR in St. Augustine, Florida

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Healthfair 2016

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (9)

Why learn CPR

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (6)


Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time.

• Nearly 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 88 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.

• Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.

• Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.

o Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid ...

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