Top 5 CPR Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) refers to the life-saving technique in which a person performs mouth ventilations and chest compressions on a cardiac arrest victim. Even if you aren’t officially certified, chances are you’ve seen a CPR performed either in person or on TV. Unfortunately, there’s a certain shroud confusion over the process, resulting is misinformation. This […]

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Taking a Look Back at The History of The Defibrillator

The defibrillator is a life-saving device that administers an electric shock to the heart of a cardiac arrest victim in an effort to restore its natural rhythm. The Red Cross estimates that 350,000 Americans will suffer cardiac arrest this year. Each minute defibrillation is delayed lowers the victim’s chance of survival by 10%. While most […]

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CPR Training in NJ for Back to School

It’s so hard to think about going back to school when we’re lounging by the pool and the days are still long. The summer moves too fast! But the time is quickly approaching when the little ones will be heading back out to school and to all of their after-school activities as well. And for […]

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Is CPR Safe To Perform on Pregnant Women?

Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a real life scenario is already a nerve-wracking experience, but the stress is amplified when the victim in cardiac arrest is pregnant. So, is it safe to perform CPR on a pregnant victim? If so, what special precautions should be taken to ensure the victim is safe? To learn the […]

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Why Everyone Needs to Learn CPR

CPR is something that other people need to learn: healthcare professionals, EMTs and firefighters. Right? Wrong. The facts just don’t bear it out. For example, did you know that 88% of cardiac arrests happen not in the hospital, or at the workplace, or on the road—but in the home? And 70% of Americans say they […]

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What Is Compression-Only CPR And When Should I Use It?

In most situations, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed using a combination of chest compressions and mouth ventilations. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a universal compression-to-ventilation ratio of 30:2, meaning 30 chest compressions are given for every 2 mouth ventilations. While there are exceptions to this rule, it has become the de-facto standard used in […]

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Common CPR Mistakes Beginners Make

When performed correctly, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can save lives by extending the window of opportunity for victims of cardiac arrest and other related heart conditions. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports that approximately 92,000 lives are saved each year as a result of CPR. Here we’re going to take a look at some of the most […]

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How to spot a stroke

THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY! F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you’ll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. F.A.S.T. is: Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is […]

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Preparing for Janet’s Law

  Before you know it, the 2014-2015 school year will be here and so will the effective date for the implementation of “Janet’s Law”. “Janet’s Law”, P.L. 2012, Chapter 51 was signed by Governor Christie Sept. 19, 2012. “Janet’s Law” has 6 key elements: 1)all public and non-public schools must have AEDs; 2) the AEDs […]

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