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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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More than 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of the hospital every year in the United States. Additionally, SCA is one of the leading causes of death, and of the 350,000 cases, 90% prove fatal.  Using an AED on an SCA victim can double or triple the chances of survival for these victims. […]


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Over the years, there have been many advancements and changes in CPR training. While most of us recognize CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, as a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths, it hasn’t always been this way. Over the years, there has been a variety of methods, including attaching someone to horses or barrels, to […]


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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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