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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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CPR Facts

CPR Facts and Statistics

CPR Facts

Seventy percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed.

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National CPR & AED Awareness Week

National CPR & AED Awareness Week (June 1-7)

National CPR & AED Awareness Week

About 70% of Americans feel that they are unable to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to perform CPR or they are afraid of harming the victim.  National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7 and focuses on how lives can be saved if more Americans know how to perform CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and unexpectedly stops beating.  It’s triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat, known as arrhythmia.  With the pumping action being disrupted, the heard cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs, and other important organs.  A Heart Attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, and is known as a circulation problem. 

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