AVERT: Active Violence Emergency Response Training

To Our Valued Clients:

Many of you have asked us if we plan to expand our training portfolio options.  We heard you, appreciated your request and are excited to announce:

We have added Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT) through the Health and Safety Institute (HSI). We have several incredible instructors with a long history and experience with Active Shooter, Bleeding Control and Safety. Their experiences range from Law Enforcement and Fire for large metropolitan cities, Arson Counter Terrorism, Fugitive Task Force, Criminal Conspiracy Section, Robbery/Homicide, Coast Guard, Military Medical, Global Corporate Safety and Security and more.  Not only do they have the experiences to train this course effectively, but they also have a passion to train and equip the community and our citizens to be prepared and be safe.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest can occur at any time, to anyone, anywhere.

People who experience Sudden Cardiac Arrest can die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone close-by.

As a family member, friend or bystander, you can take action to save someone’s life!
That’s why CPR it Works exists.
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CPRitWorks is proud to be an AHA Training Site
CPRitWorks is an HSI Approved Training Center
CPRitWorks is an EMS Safety Certified Instructor


The objective of our mission is to integrate CPR in the mindset of others — to create an awareness of the effectiveness of quality bystander CPR, AED, and its place in the Chain Of Survival.


We seek to inspire and unite communities through the narrative of our 25 year old son’s Sudden Cardiac Arrest — sharing his survival story and coming alongside and supporting those who have lost loved ones in similar cardiac events.


As part of our community outreach, we offer CPR Awareness Classes to encourage others to embrace the challenge of being prepared to save a life.


We offer American Heart Association classes in BLS, CPR, and HeartSaver.


Event Venue Date Description
ASHI Advanced Bleeding Control Certification Course Blended $45 Elearning Blended Learning Course (Part 1: Online Part 2: Instructor Skills): This course can be taken anytime. Instructor portion can occur on Zoom or in-person.
  • March 8, 2021 8:15 pm

Bleeding Control
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic
injury is one of the leading causes of death for people under 50 years of
age in the US. A large portion of those deaths are from severe bleeding –
the most treatable cause of death due to trauma. American Safety & Health
Institute’s Advanced Bleeding Control is designed to provide detailed
information on the control and care of severe external bleeding.
Making the Workplace
and Community Safer™
Course highlights
• Designed for groups and individuals who have a greater than average chance of witnessing an injury event
in which heavy bleeding occurs and professional medical care is not readily available or overwhelmed, such
as law enforcement, private security, workplace emergency response team personnel and staff at large
events, campuses or large occupied buildings.
• Real-life scenario videos, full-color printed materials and
clear, concise course content
• 2-year certification
• 1-2 hour class includes plenty of time for skills practice
• Classroom or blended learning options available
Class topics
• Severe external bleeding
• Physiology of bleeding
• Direct pressure
• Using pressure bandages, tourniquets
and packed dressings
• Preparation

Boy Scouts American Heart Association BLS Provider Course - Private Class St. Margaret's Episcopal School
  • June 11, 2023 1:00 pm

PROVIDER COURSE: Classroom Course with an AHA Instructor

FEE: $40 class  Discounted with CUmulative Scout Discount

Receive AHA eCard day of class

Recommended for: MDs, RNs, EMTs, Dentists, Lifeguards, Pharmacists, and Medical Personnel

Register Early! Schedule subject to change without notice. Enrollment is limited. Classes fill-up quickly.

Book Required!
All students must have a current book – AHA BLS Provider Student Manual (2020 CPR & ECC Guidelines – located on back of cover). This book is REQUIRED for the class.

  • A Library Set will be available for this class
  • Course Length
  • About 3-4 Hours

Course Content

    • 1- and 2-Rescuer CPR/AED for Adult, Child, and Infant
    • Differences between Adult, Child, and Infant rescue techniques
    • Bag-mask techniques for Adult, Child, and Infant
    • Rescue breathing for Adult, Child, and Infant
    • Relief of choking for Adult, Child, and Infant




Classes, Outreaches, Community Events

Why we started “CPR it Works”…

Al and Debbie Medina

As Al and I reflect on when our son Daniel collapsed of a sudden cardiac arrest at home in our kitchen, we remind ourselves how grateful we are that within seconds of collapse, our son’s friend administered immediate quality bystander CPR.  That, followed with emergency medical treatment from our local paramedics and hospital, drastically increased Daniel’s chances of survival and we are so thankful that he is still with us today!

Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

What we learned through this traumatic event is that most sudden cardiac arrests occur at home — and the chances of survival WITHOUT immediate bystander CPR is frighteningly slim. This is why we are encouraging everyone to be aware of the importance of CPR and become prepared to one day possibly saving the life of a friend or family member.

Our website is a great place to begin equipping you with the knowledge and confidence needed to deal with a sudden cardiac arrest event.  We hope that you’ll take advantage of one of our free CPR training classes or a more in-depth CPR certification course and that you’ll be able to connect with us at one of our community events as we attempt to advocate, inspire, educate, and train for quality bystander CPR.

Debbie Medina
CPR it Works

AHA Instructor
CPR, AED, BLS, HeartSaver

Sudden cardiac arrest kills more people than traffic accidents, handguns, house fires, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDS combined - more than 350,000 each year in the US alone!

Be the Difference for Someone You Love

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Almost 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

If you are called on to give CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent or a friend.

Chain of Survival

The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are:

  • Immediate RECOGNITION of cardiac arrest and ACTIVATION of 911 (the emergency response system)
  • Early CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) with an emphasis on chest compressions

A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies.

In this 5-minute appearance on the Today Show, Dr. Oz demonstrates how easy and effective hands only CPR and the use of a public AED can be.

“Everyone in America today can learn how to do hands only CPR.”

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