AED Training Saves High School Student’s Life

AED Training Saves High School Student’s Life

AED, AED training, CPR, CPR training, First Aid, First Aid trainingAED Training can make the difference in a life or death situation.  Recently, AED training saved the life of a high school freshman.  The following is the story as reported by WTKR news:

On November 28, 2016, Andrew had a heart attack inside a classroom.

He had a cough that day, but otherwise felt OK.

His physical education teacher, Amy Hunter, ironically, was teaching CPR as a part of his health class.

She realized he was in cardiac arrest, and immediately started CPR.

“All the stars that could’ve aligned, aligned the right way that day,” says Hunter. “I remember I kept saying to him come on Andrew, come on Andrew. I just knew I wasn’t going to let him die, I was going to do everything I could.”

She called in for assistance and the School Resource Officer, Master Deputy Jeffrey Charville, ran into the classroom with an AED.

“It’s one of those things where the training takes over,” he says.

Andrew was taken to the hospital and eventually transferred to CHKD where he underwent surgery to repair a heart valve, but he again went into cardiac arrest.

He was transferred to the University of Virginia Pediatric Cardiac Care unit in Charlottesville. On December 24th, Andrew received a new heart. As a result of his condition, he had to have one leg amputated below the knee.

Andrew’s mom tells News 3 that he was born with a bicuspid aortic valve with a stenosis of the valve. Doctors diagnosed the aortic valve as thick and hardened, which caused the heart to become enlarged.

They hope to have Andrew transfer to inpatient rehabilitation next week.

“Andrew is progressing very well. He is continuing to work hard in therapy, speech, and school,” she said to News 3 in a written message. “My family and I cannot express how proud we are to be a part of such a caring community.”

So the question is, “Are You Prepared when you face an emergency?”  “Do you have the right AED training to save a life?”  To answers these questions with a yes, go to AED training to find out about quality AED training for your organization.


CPR Training: Why You Should Never Leave Your Dummy in the Car!

CPR Training:  Why You Should Never Leave Your Dummy in the Car!

CPR, CPR Training, First Aid Dummy, First Aid Training Dummy, Healthcare Training SolutionsCPR training is important on several different levels.  However, it is important for you not to leave your CPR training dummy in a car…especially during hot or cold weather.

People saw what appeared to be an elderly woman frozen in a car.  They called the Hudson police to save her.  The Hudson police rushed to save the elderly woman.  Fearing for the elderly woman’s life, the police broke the car window, and then realized that it was a CPR training dummy in the car.

Let’s say the police were not amused.  Not only were they embarrassed, but they had to use emergency resources during that time period.  That was an expenditure of city money on the “rescue.”  The owner of the training dummy wasn’t happy too.  The owner of the dummy now had a broken car window.

So let this be a reminder to put your CPR training dummy in the car trunk or bring it into your house.  You never know who may want to save it.

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Healthcare Training Solutions, Inc. Interviewed by City of Hampton

Dianne Cesvette of Healthcare Training Solutions, Inc. Interviewed by City of Hampton

Dianne Cesvette, Healthcare Training Solutions, CPR training, First Aid training, Hampton roadsDianne Cesvette of Healthcare Training Solutions, Inc. and J.R. Locke of the Hampton University Business Incubator being interviewed on City of Hampton television.

Robin McCormick, Communications Strategist, and host of the City of Hampton television program highlighting local Hampton businesses and services.

Healthcare Training Solutions was started in 2012 by Dianne Cesvette, a Registered Nurse  of over 20 years with extensive experience in Surgical Intensive Care,  Trama & Neuro in several Level 1 Trauma Centers in New York City. Cesvette is also experienced in home health care in both New York City and Virginia. For over 5 years she owned and operated a home health care company in Hampton Roads.

All courses are taught by Registered Nurses using state mandated curriculum with a focus on high quality clinical skills geared towards adult learners.  Students are able pursue a career in healthcare or be able give first aid and cpr in their organizations.  Healthcare Training Solutions, Inc. also offers CPR certification.

“We specialize in offering Personal Care Aide and Medication Aide Training. We assist graduates with job placement. We also offer Medication Administration Training (MAT) for Childcare Providers, CPR, First Aid, BLS for Healthcare Providers, Medication Aide Refresher Course and G-Tube Training. All programs are approved by governing agencies,” said Dianne Cesvette.  “75% of the elderly need or will need assistance to live at home, especially the baby boomers and older.”

“The Hampton University Business Incubator provides me with the resources to be successful.” said Dianne. “Because of the low-cost office rent, free business services, and the networking opportunities I am able to provide the best healthcare, CPR, and First Aid training at a very competitive price.”

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Why You Should Know First Aid and CPR Techniques During the Summer Season

Five Important Reasons Why You Should Know First Aid and CPR Techniques During the Summer Season

cpr, first aid training, first aid classes, cpr training, cpr classes, aed, hampton roads, va, virginia beach, norfolk, chesapeake, newport news, Dianne cesvette, healthcare training solutionsFirst Aid and CPR go hand-in-hand with the summer season.  Summer is a time of getting together with friends and family, many who you have not seen throughout the year, and connecting with them in a relaxing, exciting, and fun way.  You might do lots of outdoor cooking, swimming, biking, mountain climbing, water sports, etc.

It is also a time to do those chores that you couldn’t do during the rest of the year.  You may find yourself planting and gardening, patching and painting the house, and trimming the trees.

Many activities during summer are activities that are more daring, strenuous, and sometimes riskier than the rest of the year.  This may lead to accidents and injuries that require First Aid and/or CPR.  According to a survey carried our by the University of Florida, you and/or a member of your family are far more likely to be rushed to the emergency room during the summer than be bitten by a shark (Only 71 incidents of shark attacks during the year).  Imagine if the following happened:

  • One of the children at your party is saved from drowning but is not yet breathing
  • Uncle Joe starts choking at the picnic table while eating
  • One of your guests starts to go into Cardiac Arrest while playing volleyball
  • You and your friend went for a jog, and he is experiencing a heat stroke
  • While trimming a tree branch, you fall out of the tree and hurt your back

I am sure you can imagine other situations that require First Aid.  The question is, “Are You Prepared to Give First Aid or CPR without Thinking?”  Remember, it can be a matter of seconds to make a difference. Here are some statistics to think about when you are considering why you should consider First Aid and CPR training:

  • Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children between ages 1-4.
  • 88% of Cardiac Arrests happen in the home
  • Only 6.4% of Cardiac Arrest Victims survive because people witnessing the incident do not know CPR
  • Over 200,000 people die of Sudden Cardiac Arrest every year
  • 50,000 of the 200,000 deaths yearly could be prevented

Why Learn First Aid and CPR?  Here are the Five Important reasons to learn CPR and First Aid:

  1. First aid is an important skill.
  2. By performing simple procedures and following certain guidelines, it may be possible to save lives by giving basic treatment until professional medical help arrives.Remember, too; that practice makes perfect.
  3. In an emergency, there’s no time to read instructions. If you’ve memorized some of the basic procedures, it will help you react quickly and efficiently.
  4. It can make the difference between complete recovery and permanent disability.
  5. It can help you save a life.

So what should you do?  Be prepared and get the necessary First Aid and CPR training you need to contain a potentially lifesaving situation.  I would suggest that you get First Aid and CPR training for the entire family.  You never know what situation you and/or your family members might face. Everyone needs to be able to give First Aid.

There are a variety of excellent First Aid and CPR classes to attend.  The better classes are the ones that provide First Aid and CPR certification at the conclusion of the class.

The bottom line is being prepared to give First Aid and CPR quickly when the situation calls for it.  Get the training to make your summer season fun, happy, and safe.  Someone’s life may depend on it.

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First Aid Training: Why is it Important for Your Hotel Staff?

First Aid Training: Why is it Important for Your Hotel Staff?

first aid, cpr, first aid training, first aid classes, cpr training, cpr classes, aed, hampton roads, va, virginia beach, norfolk, chesapeake, newport news, Dianne cesvette, healthcare training solutionsNot only is CPR and First Aid training important for all companies to go through and understand, but it is especially important for your hotel staff to go through First Aid training.  This training is important so that your hotel staff can give CPR and first aid under pressure.  It is the difference between saving the life of a guest and financial disaster.

Imagine the following scenarios:

  • A guest is having a heart attack in the hotel lobby
  • A guest hits their head on a table and is unconscious
  • A child is pulled from the hotel pool and is not breathing
  • An employee cuts their hand and can’t stop bleeding
  • An employee is suddenly having a hard time breathing and is in distress

Would your employees know what to do in those situations?  Would they have the CPR and first aid training to jump in and help in those situations?  Having quality CPR and first aid training would guarantee that your staff would be able to handle these and other life threatening situations.

Here are the main reasons why your hotel staff should go through First Aid training and get their CPR and First Aid certification:

  • They can quickly act and save lives
  • You can gain a competitive edge with guests who have health concerns
  • You can avoid lawsuits

How do you get First Aid and CPR training?  You can get quality First Aid training and certification in a matter of afirst aid, cpr, first aid training, first aid classes, cpr training, cpr classes, aed, hampton roads, va, virginia beach, norfolk, chesapeake, newport news, Dianne cesvette, healthcare training solutions few hours.  Look for a First Ad training company that understands your company’s need and is flexible with it’s training hours.  Good training provides training in CPR and are taught by health professionals who have the experience, knowledge, and understanding to teach your staff.

Remember, First Aid Certification is only valid on average for two years.  Continued and updated training in these areas help your staff save lives.  If you and your hotel staff have already been certified and don’t see the value of taking the training again, think again.  Many new, innovative First Aid techniques and practices are being added as technology and even our knowledge of the human body changes.

So don’t delay.  There are lots of great resources for First Aid and CPR training.  Go to the following link, to get information on quality First Aid training.  Your hotel staff and guests depend on it.