COVID-19 Precautions for Classes Phase 3 and 4

Here is an outline of the precautions we are taking due to COVID-19, both at on-site locations as well as our Vital Education training center. COVID-19 Precautions for classes at your location; blended learning. Students cannot be sick Up to 10 students per session with minimum distance of 6′ between students and their manikin workspace. […]

Certification Extensions due to COVID-19

American Heart Association Statement: Dear Global AHA Training Network, Beginning in early March, to provide additional flexibility for providers, AHA Instructors, and AHA Training Centers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHA issued extensions for AHA Instructor and Provider cards beyond their recommended renewal date, initially for 60 days, then to 120 days. Over the last […]

Pet First Aid Instructor: Chelsea LaFranchise

For the past eight years, Chelsea worked locally in Springfield and Champaign but got her start in Emergency Medicine in Tucson, Arizona; her hometown. When Chelsea joined Vital Education and Supply, she brought her emergency room experience to the classroom, teaching CPR and first aid to school teachers, businesses, and children in the surrounding area.  […]

First Aid For Epilepsy

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month.  According to Wikipedia, the color purple, or more specifically Lavender, is chosen as the representing color.  Lavender, the plant (not the color), acts as a central nervous system relaxant and anticonvulsant. This topic is personal to me as I have a brother-in-law and a dear friend; both epileptic for […]

Taking the Class Out of the Classroom – CPR and First Aid Drills

Imagine your rescue team is called to the scene of a patient with a terrible injury, such as an amputation.  During the assessment of the patient, one of your team collapses to the ground in a heap from stress.  Now you have two patients.  What do you do? Advanced Drills are a specialized offering from […]

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: Avoiding, recognizing and treating heat related emergencies.

During a football team’s 2-hour practice in late August, the coach has defense running sprints without rest breaks for the last 20 minutes of practice. One of the players suddenly falls to the ground. He has extremely hot skin, is sweating, and appears disoriented. What would you do? This scenario can happen at any outdoor […]

Product Expiration Guide

Life-saving equipment and supplies need periodic maintenance and replacement. Enter the school year with confidence that you will be prepared for ANY medical emergency. Perform a physical inspection of all equipment and supplies kept on hand to save lives. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)   AED Defibrillation Pads AED pads expire and batteries will run down, […]