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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest strikes over 350,000 people in the United States each year and the overall survival rate is estimated to…Continue
Added by Stephanie Duehring on May 29, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Have you always wanted to ask questions of a CPR instructor, but never had the opportunity? I've taken the time to answer the most frequently asked questions with some additional "insider scoop"! If you have any that you'd like to pose to me, please leave it in the comments sections and I'll respond.
Added by Stephanie Duehring on September 4, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Some people, such as men over the age of 40, are at greater risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), but SCA can affect anyone, even children. Common causes of SCA among children include Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, trauma, accidents, and congenital heart disease.
After undergoing SCA, both infants and children have a much better chance of survival if they receive CPR immediately. However, CPR is only one of…Continue
Added by Stephanie Duehring on May 12, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments
Does the thought of putting your mouth on the mouth of a total stranger give you the heebie-jeebies? Even if you’re aware of CPR’s role in saving lives, you may think twice about performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation because of the fear of getting an infection.
The good news is that in 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) changed CPR’s longstanding A-B-C (Airway, Breathing, Compressions) sequence to C-A-B (Compressions, Airway, Breathing). The old A-B-C sequence for CPR…
Added by Stephanie Duehring on March 20, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments