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Blood Borne and air borne pathogens

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

I am a great fan of Suzy Cohen the Pharmacist and to read the story below gave me a new perspective on air borne pathogens!  We have many areas that we enter and think our new found technology is great, well, here is one we missed.  Watch out for Blood Borne pathogens in public places also, there can be blood markers on bed spreads in Hotels that you wouldn’t even think of.  Most don’t change the bed spread between guests.  I found blood on one in my Hotel room and realized I needed to ask for a new one at each arrival no matter where I was.  I don’t know if there is Hepatitis B present in that blood.  It stays on surfaces up to 2 weeks in some cases!  GROSS!  Oh, and for another tip, make sure you check out the fire exit sheet at your door and stay on floors 1,2 or 3 only.  Take it from a fire fighter, they are easier to exit in an emergency.

Read on and enjoy


By Suzy Cohen

We’re at the peak of the cold and flu season right now, and if you feel like you’re encircled by an army of hostile viruses, you are. I’ve been inundated with your emails about what you should do or take to prevent falling ill.

The single most important thing you can do to prevent colds and flu is to wash your hands well and often. Now, those of us in the healthcare professions were taught to use hot, soapy water and scrub for at least 15 seconds. That’s what you should do. But how should you dry your hands?

Never, ever use the blow dryers found in restrooms. Through the years several scientific studies have shown that drying one’s hands with a blow dryer as opposed to paper towels actually increases the number of germs on your hands. I know the studies were all done by counting bacteria rather than viruses, and fungus, but germs all hang together. Misery loves company as they say.

Studies in the past have shown a four-fold increase in the number on people’s hands after using a blow dryer. Shocking! One recent study, done in London in 2009, found that people who used a blow dryer to dry their hands had two to three times as many bacteria on their hands as they did before washing them. Not only that, many of the bacteria were pathogenic—that is, they were the kind of bacteria that can cause disease.

The key problem is that the vents and bottoms of dryers in public bathrooms get contaminated with regular use. The dryers are kept in a warm, moist place—precisely the kind of environment that bacteria, fungus and viruses need to thrive. The dryers never get hot enough to kill the germs, just warm enough to help them multiply. In fact, the studies also found that the warm air from dryers actually helps disperse the pathogens all around the room. I’m boycotting public restrooms this week, between the toilets flushing germs all over the place, and the hand dryers blowing, I think I’ll just hold it in.

Based on the science, it’s actually better to leave the restroom with wet hands than use the blow dryer. Carry your own paper towels or just shake your hands off. And if I don’t already sound too neurotic, don’t touch the door handle on the way out. Remember, that’s touched by all the people who didn’t bother to wash their hands after changing a tampon, going No. 2 or whatever. I’m banishing the thoughts from my head immediately.

Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse or pocket. Resist touching your nose and mouth. And power up your immune system.

Take one of our Blood Borne Pathogens training class or link it up with your CPR/First Aid training

Stay safe and warm until next time!

Shannon Madden

congratulations to Jay Hernandez

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

As I perused through my sites yesterday, lo and behold there I am watching a news cast with Jay talking to the camera about saving a young girl’s life by performing CPR.  What a life saver!  I give you a huge hug Jay!!

I’ve worked with Jay in the past and this doesn’t surprise me at all.  His past will never leave him!  He’s been a great EMT and a great Instructor too.  Please click on the video and headlines below, enjoy the goosebumps and by all means send him congratulations through Twitter and Facebook too!  This is what EMS personnel are all about.  You can leave the fire/EMS service but the service NEVER leaves you!!

FORT MYERS: A maintenance worker at Brittany Apartments in Fort Myers is credited with saving two-year-old Katia Gool’s life Monday.

The toddler was not breathing when a delivery truck slammed into the back of the 1994 Ford Escort she was in.  Fort Myers Fire Department officials say the car had a flat tire in the 4000 block of Winker Avenue Extension westbound.

Jay Hernandez spent 22 years as a firefighter in Minnesota before moving to Florida.  His co-workers called him on his radio after the accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. Monday.

“(I was) trying to figure out if there was anybody I knew that could help because I know I don’t know CPR myself,” Brittany Apartments employee Stacey Gettys said. “When I saw what was going on, I was like, ‘Oh, Jay, where is he?’ ”

Hernandez hopped in his golf cart and rushed to the accident scene.

“I noticed that she wasn’t breathing and she had no pulse,” Hernandez said, recalling Katia’s condition as he arrived. “She was actually dead.”

In all, all four people in the Ford Escort were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. 

Two adults and a six-year-old boy were treated and released, but Katia was taken to Tampa General Hospital. 

Her nurses said she is doing well after surgery and is expected to be released within the next two weeks.

Timothy Vanmeter, the driver of the delivery truck, was not injured.

“This is what it’s all about – people taking the time out of their day to help others. We really appreciate that,” Fort Myers Police Sgt. Brian O’Reilly said. “It was amazing. There was a couple of Good Samaritans that dropped what they were doing. They ran over to assist and they immediately began CPR.”

Hernandez points out a nurse was also among first on scene.  She had treated the six-year-old boy.

By Paul Gessler

Professional CPR classes in an actual classroom!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

You don’t need to focus on where your going to sit down in our classrooms.  We train our students in a professional atmosphere .  Yes, an actual classroom!  Our clients feel comfortable, and we’ve gotten a multitude of compliments about how simple it is to learn from our instructors.  All areas of CPR are taught.  

Medical/dental students, nurses, physicians and police/fire personnel, family/friends, daycare providers, schools,industry,businesses, trainers and more are trained by our staff.  We have the experience and knowledge for all questions that arise.  Come on in and you’ll be smiling when you leave!  Our August classes are up on the calendar just in time for back to college!

Nursing students need to check their cards for expiration dates before their clinicals!  We especially cater to new nursing students.   You don’t want to have to rush into a last minute class.  You’ve got enough to worry about. Come on in and relax, enjoy your class.

Officers that are going for their POST in December should check out our First Responder course in October/November.  We have small classes and work around your busy schedules.  Call us for more information.

Those who haven’t taken a CPR/First Aid class and have a pool in their yard, might think twice about getting some training.  Weather it’s your family member or a neighbor, you’ll want to know what to do and how to react in an emergency.  Check out the Course schedule page and sign up for a Saturday class, you can get both the CPR and First Aid together, AND, if you are not getting a certificate and are using it for personal use, call us for our citizen discount! 

Breeze through our other blogs and posts, there is great information that can help you and others!

Until next time, stay safe and happy!


CPR, First Aid training, OSHA MN

Monday, June 14th, 2010

What are you looking for in an instructor?  What about the quality of the training or the qualifications of the trainers?  Let us know!  Write back in the comment section and we’ll help you.

Have you looked at our site pages?  There is a multitude of informational posts that we’ve put here.  If you are looking for the qualifications for instructors please check out our personal page. 

CPR and first aid training for OSHA should be informational, fun, definitely with no stress on the student and practical for the students’ particular use!  We make sure that when we are training industrial, business or commercial agencies that we gear the training toward what they will be possibly experiencing within their workplace.  Taking care to give quality education and NO war stories!

Try our training, you won’t be disappointed!  We’ve gained popularity with our electrical contractors and line workers because of background and understanding of their particular situations.  Ask a line worker for Donovan or Mill and they’ll tell you  they’ve gotten expert instruction in what to do for their particular emergencies! 

Instructors with diverse background in industry, factory settings and EMS are the instructors we have! 

Sign up for training now!

Call 763-477-5766 and speak with Shannon, do you have questions?  We’ll answer them!  We are here to help you.

CPR training Minnesota

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

How many sites have you tried so far??

You certainly don’t need to look any further!  We are the leader in Instructor based learning, you get a person to talk with, questions get answered and all in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.  Are you tired of sitting through a video and an instructor that has NEVER done CPR?  We make it short, sweet and to the point, your visit with us will be professional and bring a sigh of relief after all those trainings that brought you a headache AND you WILL learn something new, we can guarantee it!

American CPR & Safety students are raving about our style, humor and the way we can put the information out there to all our students to make that vital information stick! is the leader in training that is user friendly with our CPR, AED, first aid and OSHA classes being taught by instructor trainers with years of experience.  We offer low cost First Responder training that fits our busy student’s budgets, the training is certified through the EMSRB of the state of Minnesota.  We also offercompetitively priced OSHA certification training.  What more can you ask for? Do you need Blood Borne Pathogens training?  We have that also! It’s easy to contact us, just e-mail us at or call 763-477-5766!

In our last public training I received a comment from a Healthcare Provider CPR student: “I’ve taken these healthcare provider CPR classes for years, this is the first class that has given me insight to what we can do to help the alert cardiac victim, and, not just book information either! That’s what I pay for! This is a typical comment we receive time after time.  Comments such as this one gives us affirmation that we are giving all our students what they need AND what they want out of their training.

Our Wilderness First Aid Training helps scouts, adventurers and travelers with indepth training.  Are you looking for your group or troop to be trained before summer camp?  Call us,  you won’t be disappointed!

Our instructors and staff are constantly utilizing the web for OSHA updates and other Healthcare articles to find the newest and most update information to help our students stay abreast of new technology and medical news.

Our Pediatric CPR and First aid training is taught by our American Heart Association and National Safety Council trainers that have first hand knowledge of children and what to expect from those little ones, because they are experienced parents themselves!  Our  Day Care facilities and Montessori schools get the learning experience of a life time!  We are a complete training facility.  We don’t just brush the top.  Take our Pediatric CPR course and find out just what we mean. E-mail us at or call Shannon at 763-477-5766.

Are you looking for Adult CPR with AED training?  We’ve got it. It’s called Heartsaver/AED.  With this training, you can take just Adult, adult/child or include Infant training as well.  It’s fast, geared to your particular employment needs and you get your certification card at the time of training!

Some companies mail your card, so you have to wait.  Others do not include any materials in their cost !  You take the class…..we give you your training materials and card at class time!  Now that’s a complete package training.

Would you like to take our Family & Freinds CPR?  Just give us a call, we can set up an appointment in your home or our site, get at least 5 of your family members and freinds together and have a blast with our training, it’s fun, comfortable and very informative.  It’s simple to learn, all it takes is 2 1/2 hours of your time to learn how to help our 911 system save a family member or freinds’ life!

Click on our class schedule button for our individual training schedule.

For corporate training please  E-mail Shannon or call!  We fit your schedule, not the other way around.

Come on in, get comfortable and have a great experience.

See you in class,

Shannon Madden

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