Category: CPR Blog

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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...

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CPR statistics

Each year in the United States more than 300,000 people die from an out of hospital cardiac arrest (where the heart stops beating). Unfortunately, cardiac arrest kills more than 90% of victims before they reach hospital. (1) Early...

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CPR certification

CPR certification is a requirement for many jobs and professions. Health professionals such as doctors/nurses/dentists etc. are required to undertake regular CPR training & recertification to ensure they remain fit for practice. However many other...