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How to Use an AED

An automated external defibrillator, or AED, is a machine that supplies shocks to the heart. If you are ever in a situation where you have access to an AED, be sure to use it as quickly as possible. So let’s say that you and a friend (who […]

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Giving CPR with a Face Mask

In our last few blog posts, we’ve talked about adult and infant CPR, and how to check for a response. This week, we are going to discuss how to give child CPR with a face mask. Child CPR is given to any child who is older than […]

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How to Perform Infant CPR

A few weeks ago we went over adult CPR, so today we’re going to focus on infant CPR. If you are ever in a situation where someone needs CPR but you are not sure if they are a child, infant, or adult, always use adult CPR. Here […]

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How to Check for Responsiveness

If you encounter someone that may need CPR, checking for responsiveness is always the first thing you want to do. In order to do this, you are going to: 1) Support their head and neck. Turn them so that they are lying flat, face-up, on a hard surface. […]

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How and When to Use Adult CPR

CPR has two main parts: compressions and giving breaths. These two components work together by pumping blood and oxygen to the brain and heart. Adult CPR is different than child/infant CPR, so if you ever encounter someone who needs CPR but are unsure of whether or not […]

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Teenager Saves Neighbor Thanks to Lifeguard Training

Brandon Prentiss, 19, is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of Caleb Huntington. Brandon is a lifeguard, and is trained in CPR, but he never thought he’d use his skills to save someone in an apartment building. He was visiting a friend when Huntington’s […]

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Aunt Saves Infant Nephew with CPR on Highway

Pamela Rauseo and her five-month old nephew, Sebastian, were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on a Miami highway last week. Sebastian, who had been crying nonstop all throughout suddenly stopped, and Pamela’s instinct told her to check on him. Pamela said, “When he stopped crying, I […]

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Nashville Man Saves Co-Worker

May 18, 2012 was supposed to be a normal day for Lee Dedmon. But sadly, that was not the case. Dedmon says he doesn’t even remember going to work that day, but what happened would change his life forever. Dedmon went into cardiac arrest at his desk […]

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Emergency Rescuers Meet the Baby They Saved

For Zavier Pestana’s parents, Melissa and Paul, the morning of December 18, 2013 was as crazy and hectic as it could be. Melissa was convinced she would have to deliver the baby in their home, but firefighters were immediately rushed over after Paul made a frantic 911 […]

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Mother and Son Save Father Thanks to CPR

Brigette Bell was eating dinner with some colleagues last January, when CPR became the topic of discussion.“I remember someone saying, ‘No mouth-to-mouth. You just get on their chest and you don’t stop compressions,’” she said. This type of CPR is called “Hands-Only CPR”, and only requires chest […]

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