Safety Education Specialists

Your source for quality AHA CPR/AED/BLS and Safety Training. Serving the entire Eastern Seaboard-we offer Training at Your Location--at your Schedule.

Also offering ECSI Hands-On Skills training. Check our Calendar and Events page for upcoming CPR classes. If you don't see what you need, call us-we are always happy to help. Open-enrollment courses offered in Ashburn, VA, with a Mobile Unit that will travel throughout MD, DC, and VA. We are an Authorized American Heart Association Training Site. All Instructors are Official American Heart Associa

Operating as usual


RATS still not recommended. SWAT is off the list! Recon is not recommended.

Tuesday friendly reminder, per TCCC Changes 14 April 2021

Recommended nonpneumatic limb tourniquets:
– Combat Application Tourniquet, Generation 6 (CAT-6)
– Combat Application Tourniquet, Generation 7 (CAT-7)
– SOF Tactical Tourniquet-Wide, Generation 3 (SOFTT-W)
– Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet (TMT)
– Ratcheting Medical Tourniquet-Tactical (RMT-T)/TX2/
TX3 Tourniquets
– SAM Extremity Tourniquet (SAM-XT)
Recommended pneumatic limb tourniquets:
– Emergency and Military Tourniquet (EMT)
– Tactical Pneumatic Tourniquet, 2 inch (TMT2)

Tourniquets NOT Currently Recommended by the CoTCCC
– Stretch-Wrap-And-Tuck Tourniquet (SWAT-T)
– Special Operations Forces Tactical Tourniquet
– Israeli Emergency Silicon Tourniquet (IEST)
– London Bridge Ratchet Tourniquet
– McMillan Tourniquet
– Mechanical Advantage Tourniquet (MAT)
– Military Emergency Tourniquet (MET) and Response
– NATO Tourniquet
– OMNA Tourniquet
– Ramsey’s Red-Pull Tourniquet
– Rapid Application Tourniquet System (RATS)
– Recon Medical Tourniquet
– STAT Tourniquet
– TK4/Tourni-Quik/TK4L3

#18d #pj #pararescue #socm #medic #combatmedic #68w #IDMT #ems #IDC #CoTCCC #tccc

Journal of Special Operations Medicine


Thanks Saint Fisher Church of Evidence Based Medicine on IG.
This is funny.

#USTEM #saintfisher


The 2019 Recommended Limb Tourniquets in Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Nine areas of evaluation:
1. Arterial Occlusion
2. Tourniquet Pressures
3. Simplicity of Application
4. Tourniquet Specifications
Width – A minimum of 1.5 inches
Length – A minimum of 37.5 inches
Weight –

[09/01/21]   Attention students scheduled for 09/01: our governor has declared a state of emergency due to impending storms. If you wish to reschedule you session you may do so in the vagaro app or please contact us. Email is best. [email protected]


At St Thomas More Cathedral School today for CPR/AED/First Aid training for staff. Welcome Back-to-School!

At St Thomas More Cathedral School today for CPR/AED/First Aid training for staff. Welcome Back-to-School!


Green screening myself into the Outer Banks "CPR" scene


Something wonderful just happened

A client did something wonderful and I wanted to share it with you.

[07/31/21]   Closing out a week full of 1-on-1 appointments. We offer AHA BLS, Heartsaver sessions, as well as Stop-The-Bleed and Pet CPR by appointment so your training can continue despite the Delta variant. Looking forward to a relaxing day off tomorrow.


Worth saying again

This can never be said or shared enough.


AED 3 Defibrillator for Public Access - ZOLL Medical 07/16/2021

AED 3 Defibrillator for Public Access - ZOLL Medical

One of the latest AEDs to hit the market features WiFi connectivity. This is not a feature that we recommend to our clients (especially those in secured locations). AEDs have the capability to record voice and, anything that is on a WiFi network is hackable.

AED 3 Defibrillator for Public Access - ZOLL Medical The ZOLL AED 3® provides public access defibrillation with Real CPR Help and defibrillation guidance to help unexpected heroes treat adult and pediatric SCA. Learn more about this device.

[06/17/21]   #LCPS teachers! Show me your coin and get $15.00 off your CPR/First Aid session! #lcpschallengeaccepted

[06/15/21]   While teaching today we were interrupted by a ghost slamming the bathroom door in the auditorium. As long as the ghost learned CPR today I am happy to have the extra student.


We will be closed on Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.

We will be closed on Monday to commemorate Memorial Day.


Ready for another virtual First Aid/CPR/AED class for NIAID. Our virtual lecture sessions will be followed by in-person skills for certification. #NIAID #virtualtraining #CPR #firstaidtraining

Ready for another virtual First Aid/CPR/AED class for NIAID. Our virtual lecture sessions will be followed by in-person skills for certification. #NIAID #virtualtraining #CPR #firstaidtraining

[05/17/21]   In keeping with the updated #CDC and Virginia Guidelines, vaccinated students are welcome to participate without a face mask. All instructors are fully vaccinated and will be unmasked unless requested to wear one by the student. All other COVID mitigation (extra cleaning, disinfection, modified practice), will remain in place for the time being.


Philips Home Defibrillator ❤️

FYI, any AED can be a "home" AED. Get trained, learn how to maintain your AED and be prepared.

[04/07/21]   A Saint for CPR: Saint Giuseppe Moscati (1880-1927) was a dedicated single layman, a doctor who served the poor for free and risked his life to rescue elderly patients during a volcanic eruption. He was a pioneer in the field of biochemistry whose published research led (among many things) to the discovery of insulin as a treatment for diabetes. He was among the first to use CPR and his innovative patient-centered method influenced the field as a whole and encouraged a more holistic approach to medicine.


Foot CPR is now being suggested to First Responders. Yes, FOOT CPR.

Foot CPR rears its' ugly head. Again.

[02/27/21]   Updates for Heartsaver 2020: The AHA has authorized additional course paths so that we may tailor your class to your time constraints. For instance, if your office would like training, but does not need it for a license (like a personal trainer/teacher), we can shorten your class time. If you have a babysitter in the family, we now have a special class option just for our babysitters! Three cheers for flexibility. While this will likely not affect costs (our fees to the AHA are going up), it will allow for a more efficient use of your time. Virtual training options are also available. Simply take the first part of the course online, we drop-off your manikins, and, using a we**am, we can check your skills while maintaining maximum distancing.

Tourniquet the Limbs, Pack the Junctions, Seal the Box 02/25/2021

Tourniquet the Limbs, Pack the Junctions, Seal the Box

Tourniquet the Limbs, Pack the Junctions, Seal the Box ​So, let’s talk a little bit about tourniquets, hemostatic agents and chest seals. Tourniquet the Limbs, Pack the Junctions, Seal the Box SIMPLICITY UNDER STRESS

[02/18/21]   For our clients and students waiting for certification ecards: Ecards have been ordered. Due to the unprecedented weather situation in Texas (where the AHA is based), ecard issuance has been delayed. Once our ecard bank is replenished, ecards will be issued.

Photos from Safety Education Specialists's post 02/11/2021

Dakota says "Thank you" for the K-9 tourniquet. Safety Education Specialists loves to help out our local K-9 partners. #K9TQ #LCSO


Proper Tourniquet Storage | Sheepdog Response


And this is just 1 more reason why CPR compressions should be done on bare skin...


US Tactical Medicine

*Training video*

Everything you can do wrong on a scene.

Found on multiple sources, for credit please pm.


Savage Paramedics

[12/14/20]   We have pending winter weather for Wednesday. For our students, if you do not wish to attend your session, please reschedule. Your safety and comfort is paramount. We will not charge a rescheduling fee for weather. We will be open, but you decide what is best for you. 12/11/2020

Safety Education Specialists LLC Services | Vagaro

In light of the updated Virginia Governor's Executive Order 73, we have decided to limit open-enrollment classes to 2 participants. We strongly encourage students to use our appointment setter in order to schedule a 1-on-1 class/skills session. All class and skills types (BLS, Heartsaver, Pet, etc...) is available as a 1-on-1 appointment. Check out Safety Education Specialists LLC’s services here, including Safety Education Specialists LLC, and more!


Our son and logistics specialist for the past 3 years, graduated US Navy boot camp today. Congratulations, Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Congratulations to the newest and sharpest Sailors in the U.S. Navy who graduated December 4th. Divisions 039, 040, 042, 043, 044, 045, 046, 047, 048, 049, 050 and 805 are the graduating divisions in this training group. Well done Sailors! More than 40,000 recruits train annually at the Navy's only boot camp. 12/04/2020

Safety Education Specialists |

Back from Thanskgiving break and starting on the 2021 schedules. Overwhelmingly, clients have loved the 1-on-1 appointment system, so we will provide more open times in 2021. Yes, we will still have open-enrollment classes, but in a reduced number in order to accommodate appointments. View our Classes page for open-enrollment sessions, including BLS Provider, Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED, Skills Sessions (Online Parts 2 & 3/Hands-On) and BLS Heartcode (Parts 2 & 3/Hands-On). Don't see a time that works for you? Call or e-mail and we can set up an appointment. (Valid credit c... 11/26/2020

Safety Education Specialists |

We will be closed tomorrow to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday with our families. Appointments will resume on Friday. Everyone, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! View our Classes page for open-enrollment sessions, including BLS Provider, Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED, Skills Sessions (Online Parts 2 & 3/Hands-On) and BLS Heartcode (Parts 2 & 3/Hands-On). Don't see a time that works for you? Call or e-mail and we can set up an appointment. (Valid credit c...


We have made our Turkey Day shopping list. We will be open on #smallbusinesssaturday but will be closed Thanksgiving and that Friday.


My office for the day


North American Rescue

Small Limb Bleeding Control 101 with @nardoctor

How To: Bleeding Control in the pediatric population. Similar to adults, pediatric patients can have life threatening bleeding from the extremities. Below I review how to control the bleed.
Anatomy-In the Upper extremity the brachial artery (Pic 2) is the major vessel and runs along the medial(inner) portion of the upper arm. The major vessels of the lower extremity are the femoral artery and the deep femoral artery which both run along the medial(inner) portion of the leg. The circumflex artery runs on the outer portion of the leg.
Direct Pressure- Direct pressure should be your immediate response to bleeding in a child. Apply direct pressure with your fingers or palm at the site of bleeding and direct pressure to the bone below. Alternately, you can grasp the limb at or just above the site of bleeding and squeeze until bleeding stops. This method often works with small children as their limbs are small enough that getting pressure to the bleeding source is relatively easy. This may be all you need to get them to the hospital with minimal blood loss.
Packing- You can pack a wound in a pediatric patient using hemostatic gauze or packing gauze (if hemostatic is unavailable). Hold packing material in place for minimum of 3 minutes and then secure with a pressure dressing.
Tourniquets- Tourniquets are effective in children for major bleeding that cannot be controlled with direct pressure (or circumstances prevent holding direct pressure). The CAT tourniquet has been successfully used on children as young as 1 year old. Tourniquet should be placed 2-3 inches above (closer to the heart) the source of bleeding and rechecked frequently. To make it easier, bend the base plate of the CAT as you tighten the strap.
For full powerpoint presentation with graphics and references, go to

#bleedingcontrol #stopthebleed #pediatrics #emergencymedicine #nardoctor

Our Story

On September 09, 2009, Safety Education Specialists was incorporated in Virginia. Our story, however, starts many years before.

In 2004, Allison and Fred met at the USNA. Allison was a DOD administrator, Fred was Security. After writing Allison up for a safety violation, they began dating. Their 1st movie date was reviewing bloodbourne pathogens training videos.

In the following years, Fred introduced Allison to safety training and the spark of Safety Education Specialists was born. After years of working for 10 different training companies, Fred and Allison started Safety Education Specialists.

From a dining room table, to dedicated training classrooms, Safety Education Specialists has grown to include several employees and to train more than 2,000 students each year.

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Something wonderful just happened
Quick class policy review for COVID
SES COVID-19 Updates
A Holiday message from Safety Education Specialists  via #training   #cprvia
Slashed face moulage.   Today is the Advanced First Aid disaster drill .
Slit throat moulage with glass shrapnel.   Today is the Advanced First Aid disaster drill.
Practicing removing clothing in IFA.
Broken Lizard says Hi to Fred & Allison
Moulage from Advanced First Aid.  All done by our Director, Allison Kellner.  These images were taken after the exercise...
Our Staff and Family Wish you and yours a Happy and Prosperous New Year!  Thank you for a wonderful 2015.



American Heart Association classes and workshops. Heartsaver CPR/AED, First Aid and BLS for Healthcare Providers.
Pet First Aid, Stop the Bleed and TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care).
ECSI Hands-On Skills Training
We also offer Safety workshops for any work environment, including Forklift Safety, Ergonomics, Fall Protection and more.



22651 Vienna Green Terrace
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 12pm
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