CPR for Trauma Victims

People can get traumatic injuries as a result of an accident, a crime, a suicide attempt, or a prank that has gone wrong. They can fall, jump or be pushed off a very high place. They can get into traffic collisions. They can be shot at or stabbed. They can even be hit hard on […]

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Moral Dilemma in Giving CPR to the Elderly

Lorraine was found barely breathing by a woman employee of the facility who immediately called 911 to report the medical emergency. The 911 dispatcher, following protocol, asked the woman to give Lorraine CPR while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. The woman employee, who said she was a nurse, refused saying it was against the […]

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First Aid and AEDs

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a battery-operated electronic device with a built-in microprocessor that is used in the diagnosis, and if needed, in the treatment of irregular heartbeat conditions which may cause sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) through therapy involving application of electric shocks aimed at restoring normal heart rhythm. It is an important piece […]

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CPR Basics for Emergencies

While you’re at home, something happened and someone you care about suddenly went into cardiac arrest. You call 911, of course, but you are concerned that professional help just may not arrive in time. You know that when blood circulation or breathing stops, every passing second counts. You know that oxygen deprivation of the brain, […]

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Why learning CPR matters

Heart attacks and accidents, the country’s leading causes of death, can and may happen at home, in your workplace, at the school, out in the streets, in the mall, just about anywhere. If you know CPR, you can help save lives. If you can, shouldn’t you? CPR, which is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an […]

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