Funding and the CARES Act

Posted by Rachel on 7/2/2020 to Medical Regulations
Funding and the CARES Act
Most people wouldn’t think of school right in the middle of summer, but with the pandemic still going strong, a lot of things have changed and we have an uncertain future ahead of us. To assist in the ongoing efforts to get back on track to normal, the US Department of Education has authorized aid for higher education institutes as part of the CARES Act.

Do you want to catch the flu?

Posted by Monique on 11/8/2019 to Physical Health
Do you want to catch the flu?

It's flu season coming up, and no one wants to catch the flu so make sure to be taking precautions this year! While there are may ways to prevent the flu, washing hands, getting vaccinated and wearing a mask are the top three! Facemasks add an extra layer to protect you from all the germs that people spread.

New Guidelines on Digital Health Technology

Posted by Andrew on 4/18/2019 to Medical Regulations
New Guidelines on Digital Health Technology

According to the United Nations, 51% of the world now has access to broadband internet service. What does that mean for healthcare? This week, after 2 years of research, the World Health Organization (WHO) released their first ever recommendations on digital health technology.

Telephone CPR Saves Lives, But Will Lawmakers Agree?

Posted by Andrew on 4/12/2019 to Emergency Care
Telephone CPR Saves Lives, But Will Lawmakers Agree?

People don’t dial 911 when things are going well. There’s an immediate need—typically one that requires a high degree of knowledge and clarity; and you expect the voice on the other end to have all the skills and tools to help you. But as it turns out, that’s not always the case.

Heartisense Premium Kit

Posted by Andrew on 12/10/2018 to Medical Regulations
Heartisense Premium Kit

Update your CPR manikin into a smart CPR manikin! Ready to take CPR training into the digital age? The Heartisense Premium Kit has you covered. It was only a matter of time before technological advancements made their way to the CPR training community. By January 31st, 2019, AHA is requiring teachers to use manikins that provides instrumented directive feedback to students.

Monthly AED Inspections

Posted by Paul on 5/25/2018 to Medical Regulations

What is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?

CPR Savers & First Aid Supply offers Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) as lifesaving devices to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest. These defibrillators are designed to quickly and easily provide an electric shock that restores the victim's normal heart rhythm.

New requirements for Adult CPR training courses

Posted by Paul on 1/18/2018 to Medical Regulations

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.

AHA 2019 Regulation - CPR Feedback Devices

Posted by Elijah on 8/25/2017 to Medical Regulations

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.

Incognito Influenza

Posted by Elijah H. on 6/20/2017 to Safety Tips
Incognito Influenza

Music festivals, Holiday gatherings, Summer events, and pandemic flu virus go hand in hand around this time of bustling year. If you’re out having fun in the sun this summer, you should be aware of the dangers that lurk in the common air. Close quarter events can easily turn from a blast to a bad day, especially for individuals not implementing NPIs in their everyday life. CDC describes NPIs (non pharmaceutical Interventions) as “actions that people and communities can take, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medications, to help slow the spread of respiratory illnesses.” These are also known as mitigation strategies.

What are OSHA Compliant First Aid Kits?

Posted by Rhett on 10/21/2016 to Medical Regulations
What are OSHA Compliant First Aid Kits?

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.

OSHA ANSI First Aid Kit Revisions

Posted by CPR Savers and First Aid Supply on 6/23/2016 to Medical Regulations

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.

Changes to AHA Resuscitation Guidelines

Posted by CPR Savers and First Aid Supply on 2/23/2016 to Medical Regulations

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!

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