Category: CPR Blog

0

How to Put Someone in the Recovery Position

One of the biggest dangers for an unconscious patient is suffocation. Placing an unconscious casualty in the recovery position may save their life. The recovery position keeps the airway open, allows saliva or vomit...

0

First Aid for a Conscious Choking Casualty

Choking occurs when a foreign object becomes lodged in a victim’s windpipe (airway), blocking the flow of air into the lungs. Adults usually choke on a piece of food, while young children often choke...

0

The Top 4 Most Common CPR Mistakes

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can be lifesaving for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. CPR buys time before the arrival of a defibrillator and emergency medical services. CPR works by keeping oxygenated blood flowing around the...

0

Where to Place Defibrillator Pads on a Child

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) deliver lifesaving treatment to victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The majority of cardiac arrests occur in adults, most commonly due to ischemic heart disease (IHD). However, children are also at...

1

How to Use an AED Effectively

An AED needs to be used as soon as possible after a victim suffers a cardiac arrest. Early AED use is associated with much better outcomes from cardiac arrest. For every minute an AED...

0

What is Resuscitation and CPR?

You’ve probably heard about resuscitation and CPR, but what exactly does this mean? To answer this question we need to consider what happens when a victim suffers a cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest occurs...

0

Step-by-step Guide to CPR

If you want to be able to save a life you need to learn the basic CPR steps. Whether you progress to learn further CPR or AED and first aid skills is up to...

0

Can CPR be Performed in the Water?

Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death worldwide. A victim of drowning requires urgent first aid treatment, for example, CPR if they are not breathing normally. CPR needs to be commenced...

2

Common Mistakes When Performing CPR

High-quality CPR is vital to ensure a victim of cardiac arrest has the best possible chance of survival. CPR is a practical skill, and surprisingly easy to make mistakes when performing. You should avoid...

0

The Chain of Survival for Cardiac Arrest

The Chain of Survival is a term used to describe the care provided to a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. But what exactly are the individual links in the chain of survival? Let’s take a...