Category: CPR Blog

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What are the Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest?

A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood around the body. Early CPR and use of a defibrillator (AED) is critical in order to improve survival from cardiac arrest. However, there...

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Spotting Anaphylaxis and Allergic Reactions

Minor allergic reactions are common and rarely serious. However, Anaphylaxis is a whole body reaction which may cause the sudden collapse of the circulatory system leading to shock and death within minutes. Many of...

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Where’s Your Nearest AED (Defibrillator)?

Chances are, you will see it happen. In the US, about 1000 people every day suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). You’ve probably seen what this looks like on TV. But when it happens to...

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How to get Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS)

In the USA basic life support (BLS) certification classes can be found through many private organizations, educational facilities, and community centers.  The one unifying feature of these programs is they adhere to the guidelines...

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Is a Heart Attack the Same as a Cardiac Arrest?

Many people tend to think that the terms cardiac arrest and heart attack are the same thing. This couldn’t be further from the truth, let’s take a closer look at the difference between these...

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How does Defibrillation Work?

A cardiac arrest occurs when the victim’s heart stops pumping blood around the body. This causes the victim to become unresponsive and stop breathing. In this CPR blog post, we’ll take a closer look...

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Can CPR be done with only one hand?

Effective CPR involves giving high-quality chest compressions to cardiac arrest victims. Chest compressions are the most important component of CPR. In this blog post, we will discuss whether CPR can be performed with one...