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History of CPR

The History of CPR

History of CPR

When we think of CPR, we rarely think of how it all came to be. Here you will find information dating back to 1740 and the history of CPR.

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PA Teen Gives Ump CPR

PA Teen Gives Ump CPR

PA Teen Gives Ump CPR

On June 8, 2015, Mike Brodzinski, a 16-year old from Pennsylvania, was in the middle of a recreation baseball game when he realized that the game’s umpire had collapsed.  As a volunteer firefighter, Brodzinski took his training, and put it to use and helped save a life. 

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emergency cardiac care

Learn About Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)

emergency cardiac care

The American Heart Association offers Emergency Cardiac Care programs with the hope of increasing survival rates and the quality of life for victims of stroke and heart attack.  Emergency Cardiac Care programs educate more than 12 million people every year by training healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general public on how to respond to these medical emergencies. 

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firefighter gear

Firefighter Gear: What Do Firefighters Wear?

firefighter gear

Being a firefighter is a rewarding occupation that requires physical fitness and performing under stressful time constraints among other very important duties.  Before you decide that you want to jump into a career as a firefighter, you should be knowledgeable about the tools and gear that firefighters use on a daily basis as they continue to save lives.

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Infant CPR

Infant CPR

Infant CPR

When it comes to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), it does differ between infants, children, and adults.  Choking is the number one cause of unintentional death in infants.  It’s important to be prepared on how to administer CPR to an infant in case you are ever in a situation that requires it.  Below are the steps for CPR for an infant if he or she is not breathing.

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2015 First Aid Guidelines

2015 First Aid Guidelines

2015 First Aid Guidelines

With the continuous improvement and training of CPR and first aid techniques, the survival rate of those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest is increasing.  Every five years, guidelines on how rescuers should perform first aid and basic life supporting techniques are reviewed and updated. 

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CPR Quality

CPR: Quality Makes a Difference

CPR Quality

According to the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, there are 5 critical components of performing high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): minimize interruptions in chest compressions, provide compressions of adequate rate and depth, avoid leaning between compressions, and avoid excessive ventilation. 

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