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September is National Preparedness Month

This September: You Can Be the Hero. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people like you. We’ve seen tornado outbreaks, river floods and flash floods,…read more →

Precious Life CPR adds East County training site

Precious Life CPR has announced that it has added a new training location to provide easier access to services for East County residents. The new location, located in El Cajon, will provide an easy to reach venue for residents of La Mesa, Spring Valley, El Cajon, Santee, Lakeside, Ramona, and other communities throughout the East County. Our new training site…read more →

New certifications

Precious Life CPR, Inc. is now a Pediatric First Aid Provider for Teachers, Caregivers, and Bus Drivers for American Heart Association and the American Association of Pediatrics-PedFacts Training. We provide the required 8 hour training to meet California’s EMSA criteria for 4 hours of CPR & 4 hours of Pediatric-specific First Aid. We have also been recently awarded “Approved Training…read more →

Bystanders perform CPR on 21 year old SCA victim

While playing basketball in the park with his father, a 21 year old man suffered sudden cardiac arrest. After calling 911 and while waiting for an EMS unit to arrive, bystanders started CPR. The unit arrived on the scene within 4 minutes and found the young man was not breathing and had no pulse. They administered defibrillation shocks with an…read more →

Community college student saves newborn’s life with CPR

Ryan Cornelissen, 21 years old,  was on his way to the bank, when he was flagged down by a frantic driver. The man’s wife had just given birth prematurely on the side of the road. They were on the way to the hospital, but didn’t make it that far. The husband was frantic because the baby was not breathing. Cornelissen…read more →

Two boys, 9 and 10, help Mom save baby with CPR

Two boys, 9 and 10, come to the rescue of a mother who was frantically calling for help. The mother noticed that her 12 week old baby was not breathing and ran outside yelling for someone to call 911. The neighborhood boys were playing football and stopped playing and rushed to help her. The boys found her splashing water on…read more →

WebMD director saved by use of on AED

When the WebMD Director of Web Services suffered an attack of sudden cardiac arrest while attending a meeting at the Atlanta headquarters, his coworkers sprang into action. Having received training, they knew exactly what to do. They were able to restore his normal heart rhythm with an AED. The 62 year old grandfather had no previous history of heart disease….read more →

An online tool to help you manage your heart health

An online tool to help you manage your heart health

Introducing the American Heart Association’s Heart360®, an online tool that gives you a great way to not only track, but also manage your heart health efforts. There are many things that need to be considered in developing and succeeding with any heart health goals. What Heart360® does is provides with an easy to use way to keep track of your…read more →

Chula Vista Caltrans worker saves baby on SR-54 using CPR

Chula Vista Caltrans worker saves baby on SR-54 using CPR

A Chula Vista Caltrans worker happened to be in the right place at the right time to save a baby’s life by performing CPR and restoring the baby’s breathing. Caltrans worker, Joe Thomas, was returning to the maintenance yard when he bypassed his normal exit and took SR-54 instead. As he did, he noticed two women on the side of…read more →

More hope for people with heart failure

In a recent study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation Research, researchers were able to activate stem cells in a heart failure patient’s heart using gene therapy that resulted in improving their symptoms, heart function, and their quality of life. The study showed that the researchers were able to activate stem cells almost like a “homing signal”, that…read more →