Category: CPR Blog

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Top CPR myths you need to stop believing

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is lifesaving first aid procedure used to help victims of sudden cardiac arrest. In order for CPR to be effective it must be performed promptly. However, many people are misinformed about the...

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How does a defibrillator work?

We’ve seen defibrillators being used in numerous TV shows. The actor playing the doctor yells “Clear!” and sends a shock to the patient. But how exactly do defibrillators work? And what are the different types...

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How to use a pocket CPR face shield

A CPR face shield, also commonly known as a face mask, is used during CPR to provide rescue breaths to the casualty. CPR was traditionally taught without a shield/mask, where a person provides rescue breaths...

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Common CPR questions and answers

In this blog post we answer some common questions people have about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is a technique used in an emergency situation when a person’s heartbeat or breathing has stopped. This is known...

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Can I be sued for performing CPR?

Can I be sued for performing CPR? This is a question we often get asked as first aid & CPR instructors. According to the American Heart Association, if a bystander performs CPR on a...

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A guide to Hands Only CPR

CPR is a lifesaving technique  used when a patient suffers a cardiac arrest. CPR allows the continuous flow of oxygenated blood to vital organs of the body until medical treatment (defibrillation) is performed to...

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A guide to two person CPR

Two-person CPR is the same as one-person CPR except that it involves another rescuer helping out. This makes the procedure much easier because in an emergency situation you need to be quick and careful so...

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When should you stop CPR?

There are several circumstances when you should stop performing CPR on a patient. It is important for those trained in resuscitation to know the situations when they should stop performing CPR. So when should...

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First aid and CPR practice questions

  Here at CPR-Test.org we provide free CPR and first aid practice exam questions. Our free practice tests are a great way to develop and revise your knowledge of lifesaving first aid skills. Do...

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How to perform a head tilt chin lift

The head tilt chin lift is a basic airway management technique used to prevent the tongue from blocking the airway. As the picture shows, the tongue can block the back of the throat when a...