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NIHE Talks Health My 2017

May 3, 2017


May 2017

To register for classes go to www.nationalhearted.com or call us at 800-773-8895

In this Issue:

•   Get $50 off your next NIHE class—simply buy “How to Start a Safety Training Center” & post a review on Amazon.com or refer an Instructor to NIHE & get the same discount.
•   Discount coupon for $25 off your next PALS course
•   Let’s go Cruising & get Nursing CE too!
•   CPR Saves a Life—This Stuff Really Works!
•   This month’s Heart Healthy Recipe—Pasta Salad and Potato Salad
•   May & June Class Schedule
•   Meditation of Hope

Check out our new inspirations blog “Hope for the Journey”

Meditation for Today:

In Matthew 13 Jesus told a parable about a farmer sowing some seeds. Some of the seeds grew and prospered and others did not. In this parable some of the seeds landed on thorny ground and sprouted but were unable to grow good roots and so they died. In this story Jesus tells us that the thorns are the cares of this world. When we are full of worry and cares it can choke out the fruitfulness of your life and cause us to stagnate and become unproductive.
Every day if we are following God and being obedient, God throws seeds of blessing into our lives. How are we receiving these seeds of blessing, joy, hope, life, and provision? Are we allowing the cares of this world to choke out our spiritual life?
In Phillipians 4:6 Paul told us how to deal with the cares of this world. He said, “Do not be anxious about anything”. Now that is easy to say but hard to do. However, he follows up with the formula for how to actually win the war with worry. He says “in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Paul was say that we should turn our worry list into a prayer list. Turn every concern that is bothering you over to God. Be grateful. A grateful heart is a strong heart. We aren’t going to change our situation by worrying about it anyway. Worry steals your confidence, peace, and joy from today and won’t change tomorrow.
Today, let your heart be fertile ground, free from weeds and thorns (worry and cares). Spend time in the Word of God. Be thankful for what He has already done in your life. Sing songs of praise to Him. Don’t let the worries of this world steal the blessings of today. Instead win the war of worry by living a life of prayer.
For more meditations to cheer you on your way, check out our blog “Hope for the Journey” on our website www.nationalhearted.com

Let’s Go Cruising and get our CE’s done too!

We have recently receive a lot of requests for location courses. You ask what is this? Basically, we would offer AHA ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS courses as well as other courses such Medical Spanish, Critical Care Review, How to read a 12 Lead ECG, etc. at either a Resort location in the Carribean, Mexico, or Hawaii, or we would offer the same courses on a cruise to these types of locations. On the cruise the courses would only be on the all-at-sea days. This way you could get your CE’s and have a great vacation too.

We have set up a page where you can send us your input and GET PAID for it. Get a $10 coupon good toward any (not private) NIHE AHA course. Go to: http://www.nihe.shoppingcartsplus.com/nursing-vacations.html fill out the form and we will send you the discount code. It’s that easy.

Referral Coupon $50 off your next NIHE course booked on our website: www.nationalhearted.com Unlike most other AHA Training Centers that we have come across NIHE encourages all qualified Instructors and Training Sites to expand from just BLS and add ACLS and PALS. We teach you how to market and tell you what has worked for us and also, what doesn’t work. Our compensation growth is based upon our Training Sites growing. If you don’t grow we don’t grow. We try to break even on our affiliation fees (basically they cover the administrative and quality assurance costs mandated by AHA for Training Sites and Instructors) We make our profit on the student fees, so the more students you train the more we as a Training Center make and the more you make. We think this is the MOST FAIR Training Center—Training Site business plan out there. It is truly Win-Win for both the Training Center (NIHE) and you the Training Site. If you know of any good educators out there that are looking for a WIN Win Training Site Agreement please let them know about NIHE and have them contact us at nihe@earthlink.net Be sure to tell us you referred them and you will get a FREE coupon good for $50 off your next NIHE course booked on our website www.nationalhearted.com

Review Coupon. If you know anyone who wants to start their own AHA training site please have them check out our Training Site page on our website: www.nationalhearted.com
Also, Dr. Stonebraker’s new book is available on Amazoncom in both hardcopy and e-book format now. The title is: “How to Start a Safety Training Business” by our Program Director, Linnea Stonebraker RN, PhD. Buy this book on Amazon and give a review and get a coupon for $50 off ACLS, PALS, or NRP, booked on www.nationalhearted.com Just email us after you do your review at nihe@earthlink.net and we’ll send you the coupon code.

CPR Saves a Life—This Stuff Really Works!

If you think that CPR is a waste of time and energy please read the article below.

Thanks to 11-year-old Skylar Berry, 6th grade classes at Orchard Elementary School are a little different than usual. That's because Berry is adamant that all her peers learn CPR.
Students huddle around Berry as she demonstrated hands-only, or "sidewalk," CPR. Her classmates are learning simple chest compressions to the beat of the disco hit "Stayin' Alive."
So why is this 6th grader so passionate about CPR? She recently used it to save a friend's life at a birthday pool party. The kids were playing in the pool when they realized that one of their friends was at the bottom. They dragged him out and realized he wasn't breathing. Checking his pulse, Berry knew she only had one choice to try and save his life.
Watch the video above to hear her frantic 911 call.
"It was pretty cool. I've never seen an 11-year-old do CPR on another kid. It was so relieving," says the birthday boy, David Baltzley.
A little overwhelmed by all the attention, the boy is back in school, feeling just fine. Berry credits the Sacramento Metro Fire Department and their Fire Camp for teaching her about CPR and water safety. She's hoping to spend whatever free time she has this school year to teach others to save lives, including spreading the word about her new CPR club.
"We want to teach other kids that real life situations are no joke," Berry explains. "It's no time to mess around."
Story source: USA Today

This month’s recipes:

Spring is in full bloom everywhere I look. We have been to Texas, Arizona, California, and Oregon this spring doing Training Site Visits and new Instructor classes. I am back in California doing Training Site visits and the flowers are everywhere. This winter the West got lots of rain so everything is lush and green. All this beauty is making me anxious to get out and picnic. I am going to give you two of my all time favorite picnic salad recipes this month because they are so simple. Get out of doors and enjoy!!
Potato Salad

Usually Potato salad is full of fat, however, this recipe is made with whole foods and has only about 1/3 the fat of the regular stuff but with all of the flavor.

6-8 medium potatoes boiled till tender but not falling apart (I really love Yukon Gold or other golden potatoes in this recipe. You can even leave the skins on them to retain more nutrition and flavor.
½ cup Simple Sour Cream (Dill Variation)
1 medium onion chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
½ cup celery chopped
½ cup pickle relish
½ tsp. salt

Boil potatoes till slightly underdone (tender but not mushy). Put in bowl to cool. Chop other vegetables and add to potatoes
Add Simple Sour Cream, pickle relish, and salt. Stir until well mixed. Put in refrigerator to chill.

Simple Sour Cream
1 12 ounce box MoriNu Silken Soft Tofu or 9 ounces regular tofu & ½ cup water
½ cup raw cashew nuts washed
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 Tablespoon snipped fresh chives (may dried chives if fresh not available)
Place all ingredients in blender, except the chives. Blend for at least 1 minute until smooth. Stir in the chives, do NOT blend in blender. Chill in refrigerator 4 hours. Will thicken after chilling.
Variation: Dill Dressing
Blend in ½ teaspoon each: Dill, Italian Seasoning, & Garlic Powder
Add 1 Tablespoon Dried Cane Juice (Sucanat)
Add a little water if consistency is too thick.

Pasta Salad

Boil 16 ounces whole grain pasta (such as whole wheat, brown rice, or quinoa) any shape till tender

While pasta is cooking mix the following together in a large bowl:
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 medium onion chopped
½ cup celery chopped
3 carrots chopped small3/4 cup nuts or seeds such as chopped almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or whatever nut or seed you like in your pasta salad. I like to be creative and mix several kinds
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup chopped olives

When pasta is tender drain and rinse under cold water. Add to vegetables mixed in bowl and toss dressing below:


¼ cup Extra Virgen Olive Oil
¼ cup Lemon Juice
¼ honey
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

Coupon Code: Enter this code at checkout to get $25 off any PALS classroom course at any of our public locations. (This is not good on private classes). You must register online before midnight May 7, 2017 , 2017 to get this discount. Coupon code: MP25

Check out our website for 2017 classes. You can use the discount code for 2017 PALS classes. Our classes fill fast so register today at www.nationalhearted.com or call us direct at 800-773-8895.

NIHE Upcoming Class Schedule:
(Go to http://www.nationalhearted.com/page/page/3972534.htm to see our calendar and register or call us at 800-773-8895 to register)

May 8-- ACLS Recert, Colton, CA
May 10—BLS Colton, CA
May 10 –BLS Instructor Colton, CA
May 9 & 10-- ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS Sacramento, CA
May 11 –BLS Instructor Vacaville, CA
May 17—BLS Colton, CA
May 18 & 19-- ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS Walnut Creek, CA
May 22 & 23 -- ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS Colton, CA
May 24—BLS Colton, CA
May 31—BLS Colton, CA
June 7 & 8-- ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS San Francisco, CA
June 7—BLS Colton, CA
June 7 –BLS Instructor Colton, CA
June 8 & 9 –ACLS Instructor Colton, CA
June 9—ACLS Renewal Colton, CA
June 12—ACLS/BLS/PALS Skill Check Colton, CA
June 14—BLS Colton, CA
June 15 & 16-- ACLS Instructor Vacaville, CA
June 16-- ACLS Renewal Vacaville, CA
June 20 & 21—ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP Vacaville, CA
June 21—BLS Colton, CA
June 26 & 27 ACLS, PALS, NRP, & BLS Colton, CA
June 28—BLS Colton, CA

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The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS, & as developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association



*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge & proficiency in BLS, ACLS, & PALS & has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.