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Black children in poor areas less likely to get bystander CPR

Posted on December 8, 2021 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (4)

African American children who live in poor neighborhoods are significantly less likely to receive bystander CPR during a cardiac arrest than white children, a new study says.


The results show a critical need to teach CPR in low-income, non-white, lower-education neighborh...

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CPR Programs for Schools

Posted on December 6, 2021 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

How it Works

Red Cross CPR programs for schools start with an "authorized provider" agreement that guarantees the school will adopt Red Cross training exclusively for its health and safety training needs. As part of this agreement, the Red Cross will train adult faculty members in CPR and first a...

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CPR Instructor Salary, Jobs and Career Guide

Posted on December 6, 2021 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

How much money can I expect to make as an instructor?

Most people who are CPR instructors do it part time in addition to a career in healthcare, public safety, or a related business such as safety products or business support services. Depending on the area an hourly rate of $10-20 is not uncommon but you may only make that a few hours a week or a few hours a month. If you are running your own traini...

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Become a Certified American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor

Posted on December 6, 2021 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Become a Certified

American Red Cross

CPR & First Aid Instructor

Being a certified Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instructor is a great and rewarding way to...

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Posted on December 6, 2021 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)


First aid instructors educate people on giving first aid treatment in emergency situations. They provide courses on the correct actions in response to accidents. They pass on basic skills and knowledge on how to attend to minor injuries. At the end of the course, they issue a first-aid certificate for the attendees.

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Child & Baby CPR

Posted on October 24, 2021 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Before Giving Child or Baby CPR


Check the scene and the child. Make sure the scene is safe, then tap the child on the shoulder and shout "Are you OK?" to ensure that he or she needs help.


For infants, flick the bottom of the foot to elicit a response.




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CPR Steps

Posted on October 24, 2021 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Before Giving CPR

1. Check the scene and the person. Make sure the scene is safe, then tap the person on the shoulder and shout "Are you OK?" to ensure that the person needs help.



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Entrepreneurship as a Homeschooling Mom

Posted on August 19, 2021 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (6)

In this episode of the Enterprising Homeschool Mom podcast, Kim Brame speaks to Rodneisha McMillan, founder of the African American CPR Foundation and owner of 1st Choice EST. Rodneisha tells us her story and illustrates her business story and how a stroke and an abusive relationship played into her developing her business. Rodneis...

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Master P shouts out 1st Choice EST!

Posted on July 13, 2021 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (3)

Mid-South businesswoman Rodneisha E. McMillan survives a potentially fatal experience, emerges as a successful entrepreneur

Posted on July 12, 2021 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (113)

June 2, 2011 will forever be remembered as the day that changed the overall landscape of Rodneisha E. McMillan’s life.

As McMillan’s recalls, it was supposed to have been a jubilant, festive day, considering it was her birthday.

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