Category: CPR Blog

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CPR Certification in New York City

This article tackles some of the questions about getting CPR certification in NYC.  With only 2% of cardiac arrest victims surviving in New York City, it is easy to see why organizations are pushing...

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The role of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

As we all know performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a training environment such as the one you take your CPR certification in is completely different to performing it in real life. Apart from the obvious...

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CPR Certification in Boston

If you are considering CPR certification, Boston is similar to other areas in the USA in that you will have plenty of classes to choose from. Both the American Red Cross and the American...

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The four steps of the chain of survival

The chain of survival is a representation of basic management of emergency cardiac events. The best chance a person has of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is if the following sequence of emergency care...

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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...