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Breaking ribs during CPR: should you be worried? 0

Breaking ribs during CPR: should you be worried?

Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) involves delivering chest compressions to a patient who is in cardiac arrest (their heart has stopped beating). Chest compressions work to keep the brain and body supplied with oxygen by squeezing the heart and forcing...

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Can you use a defibrillator on a wet surface?

A defibrillator, or AED (automated external defibrillator), is a life-saving device which delivers an electrical shock to the heart during a cardiac arrest. There are many myths about using a defibrillator. Many people believe...

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Can you use a defibrillator on a metal surface?

A defibrillator, or AED (automated external defibrillator), is a life-saving device which delivers an electrical shock to the heart during a cardiac arrest. There are many myths about using a defibrillator. Many people believe...

How long should you spend checking for breathing? 0

How long should you spend checking for breathing?

Before starting cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) it is important to assess whether the patient is breathing normally. In order to do this, you should open the airway and check for breathing using the ‘look, listen, feel’...

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New medical emergencies test

CPR-test.org is expanding! We’ve just added a new medical emergencies practice test to our range of free online practice tests. Knowing the correct first aid treatment to common medical emergencies is incredibly important and can...

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How to pass your CPR exam

CPR exams can be a stressful experience, especially if it’s the first time you’ve sat a formal CPR exam. CPR exams are often used in courses where you are issued a certificate on completion...

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How to perform CPR on a baby

Knowing how to perform CPR on a baby is an essential first aid skill. There are lots of reasons why a baby might stop breathing including respiratory diseases (asthma etc.), choking on foreign objects...

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What does DR ABC stand for?

DR ABC is a mnemonic used to help first aiders remember what to do if they find a casualty who has collapsed. If you remember your ‘DR ABC’ then you won’t go far wrong...

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How to perform chest compressions

Chest compressions are the most important component of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It is vital chest compressions are of good quality if CPR is going to be effective in keeping the casualty alive until the...

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How to perform CPR on a pregnant woman

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, is a potentially lifesaving first aid technique. Briefly, CPR is made up of chest compressions and rescue breaths (For more information visit our friends over at What is CPR?). Performing...