Resuscitation Blog

High Performance CPR: Seattle Style!

An archived article written by Mathias Duschl, from Gattikon, Switzerland and David B. Hiltz, from Westerly, Rhode Island The two of us had the tremendous opportunity to attend the Resuscitation Academy, whose mission is to improve survival from out of hospital...

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Reasons for learning CPR in 2017

Will you learn CPR in 2017? There is an endless list of rationalizations and excuses for not learning and performing CPR. There are also some VERY good reasons to learn and perform CPR! Count the number of persons in your family and add to that the number of friends...

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Crisis at YMCA Saves a Life

"Life itself is extremely fragile. In the time it takes for the heart to beat just once, everything can change. Helping another person in their ultimate time of need is civic duty, moral obligation and ultimate expression of hope. Learn CPR and how to use an AED."...

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Strokes Don’t Take a Holiday

Time is Brain Strokes can strike people of any age. When a stroke strikes, it spreads like a fire in your brain. The longer it goes on undetected or untreated, the more damage it does. You certainly wouldn’t waste any time calling for help if your house was on fire....

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The Lowdown on those Rescue Breaths

Now just hold on! CPR with rescue breaths is as good as, and possibly better than, compression-only CPR.  During cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the interruption of manual chest compressions for rescue breathing...

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