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Nov. 24

Training: The Ultimate Holiday Gift

As we move ever closer to the holiday season, it’s time to think about what you’re going to give as gifts to friends and family. Here’s an idea to add to the typical list of presents or charitable donations on behalf of the recipient: consider giving the gift of training. It’s a gift that will keep on giving all year long.

Nov. 20

2015 Guidelines Update Summary Document Now Available

The HSI 2015 Guidelines Update Summary Document is now available. Our emergency care subject matter experts have reviewed the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science (ECC) With Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) and have outlined those changes in our summary document.

Nov. 18

The New HSI Advocacy Center Needs You

Ensuring that our ASHI and MEDIC First Aid programs are approved for fulfilling regulatory requirements for emergency care training is among the most important thing our HSI regulatory department does.

Nov. 13

Pediatric Emergency Care for Ingested Poisoning

A scary moment that far too many parents know: seeing their child on the verge of swallowing something poisonous or, even more frightening, right after the child has already done so. Today’s post looks at the emergency care steps to take in an ingested poisoning incident.

Nov. 06

Summit Connect Made Easy

In Tuesday’s blog, we talked about the LOOP Learning System in response to requests for information submitted in our recent customer satisfaction survey. Today’s post gives you a look at another HSI product that we’ve been receiving questions about: What exactly is Summit Connect?

Nov. 03


Thanks to all our ASHI and MEDIC First Aid instructors who answered our recent benchmark survey. Among the comments we received were some requests for more information on our LOOP Learning System, so today’s post offers up some Q & A about our favorite CPR learning resource.

Oct. 30

Costumes and Carving — Keep It Safe This Halloween

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children, but it’s one that can make Mom and Dad a little nervous. Today’s blog offers up some tips for parents on how to handle the costumes that might impair vision, the sharp pumpkin carving knives, and the worry about having the kids out in the dark.

Oct. 27

Post-Incident Resources for First Responders

Assisting in an emergency can be a traumatic experience, even for the pros. Although first responders like EMS, fire, and law enforcement personnel deal with crisis situations on a regular basis, sometimes these highly trained heroes need extra support, especially in incidences that involve violence.

Oct. 23

Free Online Business Courses from the Small Business Administration

It seems like there are a million questions to ask when you start your own business, and the questions keep coming even after you get your first customer and make that first sale. Did you know there are free online courses to help entrepreneurs navigate the complex world of being a business owner?

Oct. 20

Distracted Walking Injuries at Home and in the Workplace

Called a “significant safety threat” by the National Safety Council, distracted walking is a topic that has been coming up more and more, with the rise in injuries paralleling the eight-fold increase in cell phone use in the last 15 years.

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