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Frequently Asked Questions About CPR – Part 2

In the world of CPR, there’s a fair amount of hearsay and urban myths. Some of this is from what people see in the movies. Other times, it’s just from false information being passed from person to person. This creates …
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Exercises for a Healthy Heart

Technically speaking, cardiac arrest can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, you won’t see it coming until it’s begun. While there’s no guaranteed way to prevent it from ever happening, you can greatly reduce your risk. It starts with taking care of …
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Difference Between Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack

Cardiac arrests and heart attacks are two physical occurrences that are often confused with one another.  Sometimes, the terms are used near interchangeably, or one is mistaken for the other. Though they can be linked to each other, and both …
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Fact vs. Fiction: What Movies and TV Get Wrong about CPR

As you hopefully already know, you can’t believe everything you see in the movies.  This tends to be especially true when it comes health and the human body.  For example, when you see a character injecting something into someone’s heart …
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A Brief History of CPR

We now know that performing CPR can save lives by keeping blood and oxygen flowing to the vital organs of the human body until emergency help arrives.  But this wasn’t always the case. So how exactly did we discover this …
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Liabilities and Legal Concerns of CPR

CPR and other basic lifesaving skills are an invaluable asset that everyone should have knowledge of.  They empower people to react in emergency situations where they can offer support in the time between an incident happening and help arriving.  This …
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What Happens in a CPR Class?

Basic lifesaving skills like CPR can be the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.  Attending a CPR class can give you the tools you need to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest and other heart and lung …
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Frequently Asked CPR Questions

Most people have a general idea of how CPR is done and what it looks like.  You’ve most likely seen it performed in a movie or TV show (though not always in an accurate way).  But what exactly does CPR accomplish?  …
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Common Mistakes with BLS and How to Avoid Them

Basic life support skills are a great asset for anyone to have.  Because injuries, accidents, and cardiac attacks generally happen when people least expect them to, professional help isn’t always close at hand.  For many, a person trained with BLS …
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How Knowing and Performing CPR Can Increase the Chances of Survival

Cardiac arrest happens when people least expect it to.  In fact, 88% of cardiac arrests occur while people are in the comfort of their own home. What happens in the moments immediately following can have a significant impact on a …
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