Adult CPR

Adult CPR, or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, is vital for restarting someones heart if it stops beating. If someone is unconscious, check to see if they are breathing and if they are not, commence CPR. Arriving at the Scene As a First Aider, the first thing you should always do is check for dangers. Your safety […]

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Effective CPR

Effective CPR is key to having a higher chance of resuscitating a patient who has had a heart attack. The optimum position for providing CPR is by the side of the victim to allow for easier movement between the compressions and the breaths. Compressions could be given over the head if the victim is in […]

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SADS

Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome or SADS, is caused by abnormalities in the heart rhythm. SADS can cause sudden death in young people who appear to be healthy. This condition has treatment available, but only if diagnosed. ¬†There are some warning signs such as a family history of unexplained death under the age of 40, problems […]

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Aspod

Aspod – the safe way to carry Aspirin

An Aspod is a simple carrier for emergency Aspirin. There is evidence that taking aspirin during a heart attack is very beneficial. It can reduce the size of the clot causing the heart attack and sometimes even causes the platelets in the clot to disperse. Studies show that taking aspirin increases survival rates by around […]

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Heart Attack

Heart Attack

A heart attack is when a blockage occurs in the heart which starves itself of blood and therefore oxygen. Lots of people think that a sudden cardiac arrest and a heart attack are the same. However, a sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart stops beating. A heart attack can lead to cardiac arrest, however […]

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