Sports play a big role in many people’s lives. Unfortunately, injuries are common in most sports, on both the amateur or professional level. For this reason, it’s important for professionals to understand basic first aid for sports related injuries and accidents. Whether you’re a match official, a coach, or a track and field specialist, you … read more
Many people think of CPR as a skill that only medical professionals need. While most medical professionals will need CPR certification, it’s not just for doctors and nurses. In fact, you’ll need to earn CPR certification for a career in many fields. Who needs CPR certification? Some of them are a bit surprising.
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Choking occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked by food or another foreign object. When this happens, the choking victim will be unable to breath normally and is at risk of suffocating. When treating a choking victim, the first goal is to remove the obstruction to restore normal breathing function.
Thousands of choking deaths … read more
What’s the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest? It’s pretty common for people to confuse these two terms. After all, they both describe heart emergencies. While it’s true that these conditions can be related to each other, the terms are not interchangeable. They are, in fact, different conditions that shouldn’t be confused. This … read more
A stoke is a serious medical emergency. Brain cells begin to die within minutes of a stroke starting, so it is important to recognize the signs as soon as possible and take action. Quick action is important for reducing permanent damage and promoting recovery.
Major Warning Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of a stroke are sudden and … read more
When you arrive at the scene of an emergency, it’s your duty as a first responder to provide care for those in need. But your own safety is important too. Whether you’re a professional or a lay-rescuer, you need to come prepared, and make sure you aren’t putting yourself in danger. This means having the right equipment, and … read more
Can I Be Sued for Rendering Emergency Care?
Imagine for a minute that you see someone lying on the ground. You check to see if they’re okay and suddenly notice they’ve stopped breathing. You decide to rely on your training and perform CPR. Thanks to your efforts, the victim is successfully resuscitated and taken to … read more
Whether it’s at the beach or in a public water park, being a lifeguard is a popular summer job. Working as a lifeguard can be fulfilling, and the experience can teach you valuable life skills; you can learn how to work as a team with others, handle medical emergencies and improve their confidence and leadership … read more
Being able to perform CPR in the event of an emergency is an invaluable skill. Just about everyone can benefit from learning it, but for some of us, having proper CPR training is essential. Having CPR certification is a boon, both personal and professional. There are a number of jobs and careers that require it, even … read more
Our Key Numbers for CPR is a compilation of all of the important numbers we teach in our CPR courses. You can use this list as a study tool or as a quick reference guide.
Our Key Numbers Chart
Here are the latest Key Numbers for CPR. You can also download a printable copy by clicking the … read more