Category: CPR Blog

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How to use a defibrillator safely

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device able to recognise shockable rhythms in a casualty having a cardiac event (VT or VF) and to deliver an electric shock to revert the heart to...

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Anatomy of the Heart

The heart sits in the middle of the chest behind the sternum, and extends towards the left side. It is a strong muscular pump, about the size of its owner’s clenched fist. It has...

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How To Give Effective Chest Compressions

  Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death among individuals in the United States. While many individuals are unaware of what to do in a cardiac arrest setting, the general population knows...

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Who can become ACLS certified?

Who Is ACLS Certification For? ACLS stands for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. It is often mixed up with BLS, which stands for Basic Life Support. While there are similarities between the two, Advanced Cardiovascular...

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ACLS certification and training for nurses

ACLS stands for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. The ACLS Certification is more complex than the Basic Life Support certification taken by health professionals. It entails restoring the normal breathing and heartbeat of a patient...

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What is the correct rate of compressions for Infant CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for infants involves the delivery of chest compressions and rescue breaths to keep oxygenated blood flowing around the infant’s body until further help arrives. It is important that chest compressions are performed at...