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 Association Instructors. We are an Authorized ECSI Training Center - our go-to source for BSA, Intermediate and Advanced First Aid. Our instructors have either taught for or teach for the major ILCOR. ECC providers (AHA, ARC, ECSI, HSI, & NSC)

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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

[11/02/20]   Our classes this morning have been full of old friends. These students have been with us for over 8 years - it is great catching up on memories and sharing where our journeys are taking us now.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office

On this #NationalFirstResponderDay the #LCSO would like to take a moment to thank all the dedicated first responders who work tirelessly to make #Loudoun the best place to live, work, and visit.


#OneTeamLoudoun #FirstResponderDay

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Leesburg Police Department NOVA Community College Loudoun County Animal Services Virginia State Police Middleburg Police Department Purcellville Police Department Loudoun County Fire and Rescue

Nine Line Apparel

Join us in celebrating the men and women of the United States Navy past and present!!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #NavyDay

[10/26/20]   Just ordered 10 STAT tourniquets. We are putting together a testing scenario to see if these are really "bullet-resistant" and "self-healing" as the manufacturer claims. We ordered them directly from the STAT manufacturer to ensure we get a genuine product. What would you like to see us shoot it with? SW 500? AR-15? .22? M4? We will have options.

North American Rescue

πŸŽƒπŸ‘» great post from @thetraumaguy
Bet you thought this was a @mrs_angemi post, lol!
Which department do you think made this....Trauma/ER, O.R, ICU, Recovery or the Medical Examiner? Lol
Reminder, Halloween is 1 week away πŸŽƒ And while I have your attention remember to apply reflective tape on you and your children's costumes and candy bags and carry a flashlight to prevent Halloween-related pedestrian injuries and deaths among children.
According to a study done by the CDC the number of childhood pedestrian deaths increased fourfold among children on Halloween evenings when compared with all other evenings.
The findings found that during 1975-1996, the number of deaths among young pedestrians was fourfold higher on Halloween evening when compared with the same time period during all other evenings of the year.
Just some facts to think about. Now have a safe Halloween! I've worked the past few Halloweens on nightshift so I'm looking forward to spending it with my wife and kids this year. And yes I'm going to bubble wrap my kids after reading this article and seeing the things I've seen in the trauma unit the past few years, lol.
#showmeyourshears #miamitrauma #TraumaNinjas #traumalife #traumaVida #traumaJando #traumabae #TraumaTraining #traumacenter #ER #emergencyroom #nursing #nursingstudent #studentnurse #medicalstudent #medstudent #medicalschool #firstresponder #criticalcare #paramedic #emt #medic #fireRescue #flightnurse #flightmedic #crna #anesthesia

2020 AHA HS FA Update SES Students - new First Aid, Happy CPR Lady and Pumpkin Spice

The final 2020 AHA Update video. Pumpkin Spice, Wound Cubes and Everything Nice!

This one is my favorite 2020 AHA Guidelines update. Heartsaver First Aid students - this one's for you! Tourniquets, Aspirin and Wound Cubes, oh my!! (This i...

2020 AHA HS AED Update SES Students - Heartsaver CPR and AED students - a special appearance by Max!

2020 AHA Guidelines Updates for Heartsaver CPR/AED students is LIVE

Here is our promised AHA 2020 update video for Heartsaver CPR and AED students. We have some important updates for you! (and the cutie-pie Max makes a grumbl...

2020 AHA BLS Update video SES Students - the summary of the awesome

AHA 2020 Guidelines Update video for BLS students is LIVE

This is the AHA 2020 Guidelines updates for SES students. I promised that I would give you a quick summary of the meat and potatoes - here you go! This video...

[10/21/20]   One more webinar and then I will record update videos for my students.

[10/21/20]   For the neonate - skin to skin is paramount and the cord does not need to be immediately clamped in most cases.

[10/21/20]   Thank you #AHA for recognizing that survivors need support (sometimes for years) following their trauma.

[10/21/20]   For my ACLS friends - No shockable rhythm? Break out the EPI!

[10/21/20]   Adding guidelines for Cardiac Arrest in pregnancy.

[10/21/20]   The #AHA is adding a 6th step: Follow-up. They are recognizing that mental-health recovery is essential.

[10/21/20]   Wound packing is in! I can't wait to share my wound cubes with my students. #woundpacking #makeithurt

Ready for the first of my day-long webinars for the AHA 2020 Guideline updates. This is gonna be good.

[10/21/20]   Just caught a preview of the new #2020 AHA Guidelines. Very happy. Now infant compressions can be done with 2 thumbs! We will also be adding the vitally important hemostatic dressing and wound-packing. Very happy so far. I will have a comprehensive video update very soon!

New #AHA Guidelines come out today, 10/22/2020 at 9am Central. I will go live later this morning with my predictions and, after the complete roll-out, will update with the new protocols. Students - ignore any #fakenews that you might see today. Remember - the general news media is geared towards those who DO NOT take CPR/First Aid/BLS classes.

Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad

Sterling Rescue recently placed canine/feline oxygen kits on its response units. These kits are designed to help animals in distress and while we always take care of our human patients first, having these kits will allow us to provide emergency aid to a much-loved pet. #PetSafety

Nurse Blake

Brace yourselves


Tourniquet Tier List Part 3 - bring more salt...STAT.

Part 3 of 3 - our final Tier List Tourniquet ranking. Allison is bringing the salt and the love - STAT. After years of training in TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) and other Emergency Response modalities, our #1 question has been: What Tourniquet is our ...

Tourniquet TierList, TQ Ranking 2020: More salt - let's talk about rodents. Part 2 of 3.

TQ Tier List Part 2 - We are getting a bit saltier and found an unexpected superstar. After years of training in TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) and other Emergency Response modalities, our #1 question has been: What Tourniquet is our ...

Tourniquet TierList - TQ Rankings 2020; Who is Tacti-Cool? Who is Tactically Perfect? Part 1 of 3

Tourniquet rankings - Part 1 of 3 Enjoy! After years of training in TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) and other Emergency Response modalities, our #1 question has been: What Tourniquet is our ...

What does in my opinion mean for me-and you

Here is what my opinion means... In my videos, I will express my opinion. To keep me from having to re-state and re-define what an opinion is - here is a video letting you know. Find me: www...

28 September, 2020 - Loom Recording

Due to technical difficulties (i.e. Loom not cooperating with Windows and not cooperating with YouTube), I am going to have to re-record the TQ Tierlist video. Until then, here is a Loom link to try and hold y'all off until I can make all my computer things cooperate:

Check out a video I made via Loom

[09/29/20]   Well, it was too large of a file for YouTube, so, until I can re-record, here is the TQ Tierlist. Sit back, relax and enjoy

National Coffee Day has begun. Here's to the first of many doses of caffine scheduled for the day. On our schedule: 2 Zoom calls, 1 WebEx class, 1 in-person training and video editing. #nationalcoffeeday

Coming soon - the Ultimate 2020 Tourniquet TierList. I am editing and uploading a YouTube video (it's just shy of an hour and a half) explaining why I put them each on their tier.
So, from "Wishes it was Tacti-Cool" to "Practically a Tactical Miracle" tune in soon to see where your favorite carry TQ falls. #tourniquet #TECC #training #safetytraining

New Online course from the AHA - preorder for new 2020 guidelines **not sponsored**

New video with the latest news on 2020 AHA Guidelines

A quick overview of how to access and preorder the 2020 guidelines science update for Healthcare Providers. SES is an AHA Training Site and does not receive ...

Recording a voiceover for an upcoming presentation. Gaming headphones for the win! #firstaid #remotelearing #sescpr #intermediatefirstaid #wildernessfirstaid

[09/17/20]   We are enjoying the False-Fall weather here in Virginia. Windows are open, Uggs are freshly brushed and we will debut our new SES tactical red sweatshirt soon. However, we know that there will be one more blast of hot, sticky summer before fall officially starts. How are you celebrating False-Fall?

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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