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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 [...]


1:) Hairy Chest: If the victim has a hairy chest you will need to remove the hair prior to placing the AED pads on the victims chest. You may do this with a razor that is typically found with an AED or by attaching one set of AED pads and pulling them off forcibly removing [...]


Due to children and infants going into cardiac arrest most likely to respiratory cause; one must consider the value of outside resources in the life saving effort. You should recognize that time is the enemy, especially in pediatric victims, and delay in treatment or care may result in a poor outcome. The sooner care is [...]


Call 911 / Getting Additional Resources: If your assessment of the victim determines that they are unconscious & unresponsive or not acting appropriately you must call 911 and/or obtain additional resources. If you fail to call 911 or obtain additional resources you will be responsible for providing care indefinitely. An ambulance does not magically appear [...]


Answer: Emergency Medical Dispatching (or EMD) is a system designed for 911 operators to to assess and approach emergency calls for emergency medical services in an efficient manner.  Dispatcher’s trained in EMD gather detailed information regarding the medical event, determine, classify, and dispatch the appropriate emergency responders, and provide pre-arrival instructions to aid the caller [...]


Calling 911

If presented with an emergency situation that exceeds your available resources or you are unsure what to do – someone needs to call 911. 911 is a universal number across the United States that should connect you to your local Police/Fire/EMS dispatch center. When you call 911 remember to stay calm and answer each and [...]




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