Category Archives: CPR in the Real World

Research–where do CPR Instructors get their facts?

In keeping with the Scientific Method,in order to control for start of SCA and CPR/AED use groups would have to be subjected to induced Cardiac Arrest with varying methods of interventions. This type of study is one that I don’t think could be ethically done as it would require inducing Cardiac Arrest and, in some cases, withholding interventions. If this type of study is ever done, I would be interested in seeing the results!) Continue reading

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Top 5 First Aid Kit Items: the basic items you need to handle an emergency!

One of the most common questions our Instructors receive on-site is “What should be in our First Aid Kit?”  Some very creative souls challenge us to answer:  “If you could only have 5 things in your Kit, what would you … Continue reading

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Save the Heart vs. Save the Ta-Ta’s (it all come’s down to Money)

CPR is a “pretend therapy” says Dr. Gust Bardy (http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/649250.html), founding president of Seattle institute for Cardiovascular Research.  He explains further saying that survival rates do not correlate with the 40 years of experience the nation has had in practicing … Continue reading

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The Top-10 Do’s and Dont’s for a CPR Class…or “I am as nice as you allow me to be.”

I recently read the “Do’s and Don’ts” section of a magazine and was surprised at the number of astounding things I saw.  Didn’t someone tell these people what to do? Why would someone think a certain behavior is ok?  Then I … Continue reading

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Swiss Brothel trains employees to use AEDs-How’s that for caring for your clients!

38 Swiss brothels have now trained their staff in CPR and AED in order to prevent their customers from dying.  Apparently, the older customers were experiencing an alarming number of cardiac arrests, and the trend prompted the owner to install AEDs and train … Continue reading

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FDA Meeting to discuss External Defibrillators

On December 15th and 16th, the FDA held a public discussion/presentation forum on External Defibrillators.  Though I was unable to attend (I was registered, but was called to classes on those days), I have spent the last several days going … Continue reading

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Land Rover + AEDs = a life-saving initiative

When most Americans think of Land Rover, they think of an overly expensive vehicle that looks like a truck and SUV mated and birthed a boxy, gas-guzzling baby.  The green-obssesed culture of the US cannot fathom how this beast could ever be … Continue reading

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