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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure for a victim in cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is when a persons heart quits beating. CPR involves rescuer provided physical interventions to create artificial circulation for a victim who is unconscious/non responsive, not breathing, and does not have a pulse. The main purpose of CPR is to maintain [...]

CPR – Assessing the Victim

Assess the Victim: Upon finding a suspected victim of cardiac arrest and insuring your own safety – you should assess the victim for responsiveness and determine the appropriate actions for that person. You must remember that things may not be as they appear. Is every person found laying on a sidewalk or in a public [...]

Scene Assessment/Personal Safety: You must make your personal safety the top priority in any emergency situation. If you become injured or killed you will not be able to do any good for anyone else. You becoming injured will take resources away from the original victim possibly worsening their outcome. Things may not be as they [...]

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