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How to Perform High Quality Chest Compressions (CPR)

Effective chest compressions are the most important component of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). High-quality CPR involves rescuers being aware of how to deliver effective chest compressions to a victim in order to improve the chances of...

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Baby First Aid Checklist

Every parent should have access to a baby first aid kit at home. You never know when an accident might happen, so it’s always useful to have first aid supplies on hand. But what exactly...

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The Cheapest AED Training Units

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that delivers an electrical shock to a victim in cardiac arrest. Public AEDs are becoming increasingly common, and many public buildings and workplaces now have an AED...

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How Does Anaphaylatic Shock Occur?

Anaphylaxis is a severe life-threatening allergic reaction affecting the entire body. Anaphylactic shock is caused when the individual is exposed to something they are allergic too. Their body responds by releasing large amounts of...

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CPR Quiz With Answers (Updated 2018)

Are you preparing for an upcoming CPR exam or test? Have a go at these CPR questions to test your knowledge of the latest resuscitation council guidelines. We’ve included the explanations and the correct...

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Why is First Aid Important?

First aid is the initial emergency care provided to an injured or unwell victim before the arrival of professional medical assistance. So why is first aid so important and why should you take the...

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How do Bronchodilators work in an asthma attack?

Bronchodilators open up constricted airways by relaxing the smooth muscle that lines the airway. It does this mainly by stimulating beta-adrenergic receptors on the smooth muscle. (A drug that stimulates a receptor is called...

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What are the best CPR manikins?

If you teach first aid and CPR, you’ll need CPR manikins. As first aid instructors, we need to provide the best quality training possible for our learners. This means using realistic CPR manikins that...