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Avoid These Mistakes When You Learn CPR

When you learn CPR, it’s important to avoid common mistakes. Many mistakes in this training are not what people do, but what they don’t do. Keep reading to see how you can avoid these...

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The importance of CPR recertification

Learning CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is great, but studies show that our memories fade over time. The longer it’s been since you learned CPR, the greater the chances that you’ve forgotten some important parts of...

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The History of CPR and the ‘Kiss of Life’

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation’. It’s a life-saving technique introduced in the 1960s designed to temporarily restore blood and oxygen to the brain. Cardio’ means heart, and pulmonary’ means lungs – the procedure is...

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Why you should learn CPR today

CPR is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It’s a technique that keeps air and blood circulating in a person’s body after his or her heart has stopped. Essentially, what CPR does is buy time. It...

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AED written test practice questions

Are you preparing for an AED (defibrillator) written test or exam? Here are some practice multiple choice questions to help you prepare! The answers to these questions are at the end of this post....

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The three different types of blood vessel

The human body contains about one pint of blood for each stone of weight. An adult male casualty could have 12 pints of blood, whereas a six-year-old child may only have four pints. Blood...

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Joining the AHA instructor network

Don’t jump into studying before you find out just what you need to join the AHA Instructor network.  You may be interested in joining the American Heart Association Instructor network if you have already...

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) vs Heart Attack

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), or Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 400,000 deaths each year. SCD is a catastrophe in which the heart abruptly...

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How to become a CPR Instructor

A CPR Instructor Certification can help you gain employment in many different fields. The most obvious one is where you chose to work for an organization such as the American Red Cross or the...

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CPR Test

What is a CPR test? If you are looking for a CPR test you may have already had CPR certification in the past and are now simply looking to refresh your knowledge. Other people...