Category: CPR Blog

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How to Spot Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide (CO) binds more strongly to red blood cells than oxygen. Victims of carbon monoxide poisoning are therefore starved of oxygen need for vital organs such as the heart and brain. Unlike other...

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First Aid Management of an Asthma Attack

Asthma is a common respiratory problem affecting approximately 5% of the population. People of all ages are affected. Each year thousands of people die from acute asthma and many of these deaths are preventable....

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How to Recognize a Stroke and TIA

The term stroke is applied to the sudden blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. Without a constant blood supply, brain cells will be damaged or destroyed within minutes. Stroke is...

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How to Check for Breathing

In an unconscious victim, all the muscles are relaxed. This causes the tongue to obstruct the airway. The risk can be eliminated by carefully tilting the head back and lifting the chin. This is...

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How to Perform Rescue Breathing

Rescue breathing, or the ‘Kiss of Life’, is commonly associated with CPR. However, guidelines have changed in recent years and rescue breathing is now only recommended for trained rescuers. Untrained rescuers and bystanders should perform...

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How to Give CPR to an Infant

Infant CPR is one technique that you will learn during your CPR training. The sequence for an infant under the age of one is slightly different from that for an adult or older child....

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Test

You have probably been told the pediatric advanced life support test is extremely challenging.   The warnings you have heard are accurate.  You need to be prepared to study, take your PALS training very seriously,...

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Lifeguarding First Aid Practice Questions

Are you studying for an upcoming lifeguarding exam? Have a go at these practice first aid questions to test your lifeguarding first aid knowledge! The correct answers are shown at the end of this...

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What is First Aid And Why is it Important?

Every day, people go through their daily routines, not knowing what a day may hold. Things can happen when we least expect it, but the key is to be prepared for anything that may...

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Can CPR be given to someone with a pacemaker?

Yes! Someone with a pacemaker can be given CPR in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. A pacemaker is an electrical device that regulates the electrical activity of the heart. Often, people have...