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  • CPR and its Meaning May 12, 2011 Mollie BowmanCardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is simply a way of “buying time”
  • What is CPR July 11, 2011 Mollie BowmanCardiac arrest is often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF).
  • CPR is not something you do on the living November 9, 2011 Carol TheisI recently met a woman in a class who stated that she never performed CPR, but almost did.  I asked for more information and found out that she had looked out her front window one morning just in time to see a man collapse near her mailbox.  She said that she “would have performed CPR, ...
  • She “was not responding” to CPR February 10, 2012 Carol TheisThis weekend I was home watching TV, flipping through the channels, when a program caught my attention. This program was reviewing the case of a gentleman who had lost his wife in a diving “accident”.  They were trying the evidence presented at his trial.  His apparent lack of emotions,  the situation that left her alone ...
  • The Hollywood Heart Attack October 3, 2014 Benjamin RousseyYou’ve seen it dozens of times before, plastered across your television screen: the agonized grimace, the surprise collapse, and the painful grasping at one’s chest. In the world of medicine, it’s called the Hollywood Heart Attack.
  • New AHA CPR Recommendations September 27, 2016 Peter J J KlotunowitchBy Peter J Klotunowitch A leading cause of death in the United States, cardiac arrest is caused when the heart suddenly stops, usually due to an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts blood flow through the body. Survival depends on immediate CPR and other actions starting with bystanders. American Heart Association ...
  • Rescue Breathing? CPR? I’m confused!!! November 2, 2016 Carol TheisI have heard people talk about giving/not giving breaths with CPR and also about “rescue breathing”. I am confused…What is the difference? How do I know what to do?  These are questions often asked at a CPR class, and I would like to clarify it for you.  Maybe even give a SIMPLE answer to take ...
  • AHA Key point 2015 – Hands Only CPR December 13, 2016 Peter J J Klotunowitch  By Peter J Klotunowitch The American Heart Association (AHA) gave a “Call to Action” for bystander witnessed an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of probable cardiac origin. The national news media picked this up and announced to the public that the new AHA recommendation is to do compression only Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. From the number of posted questions ...

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