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Using CPR During the Pandemic

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According to 2019 data, nearly 45 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survived when bystander CPR was administered. Since four out of five cardiac arrests happen at home, so statistically speaking, if called on to administer CPR in an emergency, the life you save is likely to be someone at home: a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.   Unfortunately, while effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander.   This rate has dropped since..


How to Perform Pet CPR

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For most of us, our pets are part of our family. Learning how to perform  First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on them is as important as it is with children and infants.   In this article, we’ll be looking at the step required to perform pet CPR, as set out by The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, a leading animal charity. How to Check If Your Pet Needs CPR The first step to determining if your pet needs CPR is to pay attention to your ABCs, in this case, airway, breathing, and circulation.   To check your pet’s..


Who Is Resusci Annie

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Anyone who has taken part in a CPR course has developed a quick and rather intimate relationship with the central part of nearly every cardiopulmonary resuscitation training session, Resusci Annie.    But did you know the face of the most famous CPR training dummy is actually a real person? Mona Lisa of Seine While the first Resusci Annie doll was made in 1960, the tale of how she got her face starts in 19th century Paris with the body of a girl being pulled from the river Seine. Her body was transported to a mortuary and placed on public display..


5 Life-Saving Inventions

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CPR was invented by Dr. James Elm and Dr. Peter Safar and since then has gone on the save approximately 92,000 lives each year. However, CPR is not the only life-saving invention we have in our day-to-day lives.    In this article, we’ll be looking a five common items, that we all take for granted, that have cumulatively saved millions of lives. The Seatbelt The first seatbelts were invented by English engineer George Cayley to use on his glider, in the mid-19th century and were quickly taken up by racing car drivers as an extra layer of protection in a..


What Should I Keep in My First Aid Kit?

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Keeping a well-stocked first-aid kit at home can mean the difference between dealing with a minor accident or injury yourself, or having to take a trip to your local hospital to have it dealt with.   However, when it comes to creating your own first aid kit, there is a vast range of first aid items to choose from. If you’re looking to create your own kit and don’t know what to include in it, below is a list of recommended items from the CDC along with a few alternatives for more specialized situations. CDC Recommended First Aid Kit Inclusions ..