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In Colorado Springs training School Dst. 49 Staff

Three teachers involved in trauma cardiac arrest scenario in class for Dst. 49 teachers. This is just one of the custom scenarios HeartSmart instruction puts our students into to better prepare them to manage a real emergency event. This school district took advantage of our Play With Heart Foundation AED donation program in implementing app. 30

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Training Forest Service, BLM, & Pueblo City Schools

Last week I went on a training swing down south to Canon City instructing Forest Service and BLM staff then headed to Pueblo. There, I taught teachers, para/professionals and security staff for Pueblo City Schools. (see photo). All in all, instructed over 100 people in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Enjoyed the trip!!

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Project Play With Heart- Foundation’s new name

We are moving forward reforming Kick Start My Heart to become the”Play With Heart Foundation” to expand our mission of saving lives from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. We will continue Kick Start’s AED donation program but add “Project Play With Heart” cardiac screening for youth/athletes to help identify possible hidden life threatening heart conditions before you

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Training in “Big Sky” Country-Montana

I was in Glendive, MT this past week training for Fidelity Exploration. They have implemented a Philips FRX AED and we had two days of great training with their staff who works, not only in an office setting, but out in some very remote areas. I customized their training to address these specific situations they

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Colorado Athletic Directors Association (CADA) meeting this weekend

HeartSmart will be exhibiting at the CADA state meeting this weekend at the Broomfield Omni Hotel. We will be promoting our “Sport Medic CPR/AED/First Aid ” class. We, also, will be sharing information on our Kick Start My Heart Foundation which donates AEDs to nonprofit agencies like schools, athletic teams, and youth groups. Our new

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Presenting to Denver Area of Family ChildCare Providers

On April 11, I spoke to the monthly meeting of Denver Association of Family ChildCare providers at their monthly meeting about Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Children. I reviewed different conditions that can kill even young children including LongQTS syndrome, ARVD, Hypotrophic Cardiomyopathy, Brugadas, CPVT, and Commotio Cordis (blow to chest causing death). I handed

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Training Safety One Survival/Rescue Experts

Safety One is a Littleton based company that specializes in survival/rescue training certifications using Snow Cats, winter survival skills, technical tower climbing/rescue, and more. They instruct clients internationally. I was at their corporate office last week instructing a group of their trainers in CPR, AED, and First Aid. They have implemented a Philps FRX AED

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Kick Start Fundraiser Planning Moving Forward

The Kick Start My Heart Foundation met yesterday with North Metro Fire staff to continue planning our fundraisers to help continue our mission of raising funds for AED donations to schools, teams, and other nonprofits statewide. We will, also, begin to use the funds for cardiac screening of children. Registration brochures for our “Hitting for

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First Class with Walmart Pharmacists

I did my did my first CPR/AED/Universal Precautions class for Walmart pharmacists today in Broomfield. We will be continuing to do training with many more of them within the region. This will prepare them to assist someone in an emergency within their store. Very progressive program.

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Western Slope CDOT Training Tour

I went on tour of western slope to train CDOT groups in Craig, Grand Junction, and Glenwood Springs this is last week. I instructed them in CPR, AED, and Adult First Aid to better prepare them in a medical emergency. I always enjoy their groups as they are very motivated to learn. Region 3 is

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