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If you witnessed someone going into cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? Every year, hundreds of thousands of American lives are lost to cardiac arrest. When the heart stops beating, it’s unable to circulate blood and oxygen throughout the body. In just a few minutes, the victim can experience permanent brain damage or […]


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Medical emergencies necessitate quick reaction times and swift decisions. When faced with an emergency, the last thing you want to do is hesitate. One of the things that can make someone hesitate in an emergency is fearing the legal repercussions of trying to help.  In the case of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), you might fear that […]


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With the widespread COVID-19 pandemic and the probability of an increase in cardiac arrests, new 2020 CPR guidelines have been released. The modifications were made in an effort to limit the personnel attending to a patient, reduce provider exposure, and encourage bystander CPR with an emphasis on providing at least hands-only chest compressions. The American […]


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April 7, 2020 BlogCPR Guidelines0

Every year in the United States, almost 650,000 individuals die from heart disease. The majority of these people do not get the chance to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander, thus significantly reducing their chances of survival. Fortunately, CPR is not a skill that only paramedics or medical professionals should learn—you are perfectly capable […]


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April 6, 2020 CPR Guidelines0

Also known as superficial wounds, first-degree burns only affect the skin’s top layer. They are minor skin injuries, which don’t always require professional medical care. In some instances, they can be big and painful, requiring one to seek professional medical care. Burns occur often and so enrolling in a course regarding emergency first aid for […]


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September 11, 2018 CPR Guidelines0

If you watch a lot of TV shows or movies that are set in hospitals and medical facilities, you would often come across scenes where medical professionals with AED certifications shout, “Charging, five hundred, clear!” You will notice them holding equipment that looks like two flat irons. They put it on the victim’s chest. This […]


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