Category: CPR Blog

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...