About California Medical Training CenterFormerly CPR 3G - Three Generations of Educators
We are committed to sharing our knowledge, skills & experience with health care providers along with other professional rescuers & lay persons. Promoting & encouraging the skillful practice of the most current guidelines established by the American Heart Association is not only imperative, it is our duty to the community, which is the reputation we pledge to continue to uphold.
Knowledge is bound when one is compelled to tradition, knowledge is endless when tradition is bound… Keeping current with current guidelines and sharing our knowledge is our tradition.
Meet our California Medical Training Center Team
Mike has actively participated in over 2,000 cardiac arrest situations and trauma related emergencies since 1992. His experience also includes international critical care air medical transport in asia and europe, ambulance critical care ground transport and caring for post open-heart surgery ventilator dependent patients.
Mike’s past experience includes research in the Pulmonary Function Lab at the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Other accomplishments include the development of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Quality Assurance Program and an Education/Inservice Curriculum, along with a successful Medical Records audit program and other roles in management. He values his experience gained while volunteering for the Red Cross, translating for spanish speaking victims during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and also working with the Red Crescent in Bangladesh after over 138,000 lives were lost during a cyclone, leaving 10 million homeless.
As a supervisor with a hospital Outreach department in 1997, Mike asked management to support his idea to become a CPR/BLS Instructor, which would also assist with marketing efforts, while providing quality, affordable education to local nearby facilities. While teaching, he learned that sharing knowledge is very rewarding. This synergy would soon establish and nurture relationships, which were the beginning steps of a new path with a focus on education, leading to become known as CPR 3G, LLC – “Three Generations of Educators”, and eventually evolved into California Medical Training Center.
In his personal life, Mike’s military service includes three honorable discharges with the United States Marine Corps while on Active Duty and as a Reservist with Special Operations Capable units, specializing in Stinger Missiles & as an Infantry Armorer, from Desert Storm through Operation Iraqi Freedom, participating in humanitarian operations and combat missions, along with successful completion of the USMC Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy. Mike has enjoyed and trained in various martial arts since age 10 and is a 4th Degree Black Belt. He enjoys his family, pets, travel, military history, martial arts, Old School Hip Hop (before it was “Old School“), Spartan Races and 1/2 marathons. Mike has joined a team with an international organization for cardiothoracic surgery medical missions and looks forward to more missions.
Margie is very flexible, will work around our students’ schedules and is willing to travel locally for groups. We have CPR/BLS classes 6 days a week, on weekdays and weekends.
Justin is a Registered Respiratory Therapist. As an instructor he is a very personable, skilled “people person”. At age 5, he began accompanying his father and grandmother (Margie) to assist with CPR classes at churches, schools and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). He became a BLS/CPR Instructor at age 16, and now also teaches a variety of other classes. Justin brings with him a great sense of understanding, calmness, and expertise. We are happy to welcome Justin’s youth, energy, and spectacular spirit to our team of Three Generations… Hence the original name CPR 3G! We are now known as California Medical Training Center since we offer a vast number of quality classes for healthcare providers. During his teenage years, he was one of only twelve minor cirque performers in the entire country. Justin is excited to soon join a team with an international organization for a cardio-thoracic surgery Medical Mission and teach classes during the mission.
Naiomi is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and represents Cal Med Training Center as an instructor. She also assists with customer care and administrative duties. Naiomi is happy to have joined a medical mission team with an international organization performing cardio-thoracic surgery and teaching the local staff and medical students. She looks forward to more missions in the future.
His communication and teaching skills led him into a position as a Clinical Instructor for the Respiratory Therapy Program at Los Angeles Valley College.
Paul’s ability to improvise, delegate and make decisions in any situation has been recognized by management, who often utilize his expertise as the Relief Lead Therapist for his department. While not in the acute care environment, Paul cares for long-term clients in the home care setting, has become certified for ventilator preventive maintenance and also imparts his expertise with all modes of ventilation to nurses and other sub-acute facility staff with New Start Home Medical. inc. and PRS Ventilator Training. Paul’s Ventilator & Pulmonary Education Courses classes are very informative, interactive and enjoyable for caregivers and nurses of ventilator dependent patients.
During his retirement, Bernie has become a truly dedicated volunteer. He has consistently earned the perfect attendance award. Although he has never missed a day, he has missed some beats from time to time due to his heart condition.
Our beloved Bernie will soon receive a lung transplant, but will continue his service with California Medical Training Center indefinitely, reaching above and beyond the call of duty while volunteering daily for skills practice, including Megacodes, intubation and intraosseous procedures. Bernie normally spends his free time reading about cardiac arrest risk factors or on Facebook and Instagram but he especially enjoys taking photos with his students!
- mercedes m.
Excellent place to learn no matter what age you are , knowledgable, very patient and given teachers toward their students, making sure every single of us learn the lessons to serve efficiently our patients at our present or future jobs. I appreciate their compromise with us. - 10/24/2018