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Hands only CPR

There is a huge emphasis and campaign to tell the public about hands only CPR. What is hands only CPR you might ask? Well its just as it sounds. We know that quality compressions (meaning hard and at a rate of 100

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Breathing should not be the indicator of life

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How can you tell if a person needs CPR? What if they are still breathing? Don’t be fooled by the breathing. Over the years we were taught not to do CPR if the person is breathing. A person requiring CPR

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Oregon Requires AED’s in Schools

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The state of Oregon passed legislation that will require all schools in the state to install and maintain at least one Automated External Defibrillator. Oregon SB 1033 Relating to automated external defibrillators in schools; creating new provisions; and amending ORS431.680

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AED’s save lives in schools

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With an increasing number of students at local schools having cardiac episodes, the public is becoming more aware of what we have always known, children and young adults can and do have cardiac arrest. It is estimated that as many

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How to choose a CPR and First Aid Trainer

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Choosing a CPR Instructor is an important task that is often overlooked and under appreciated. With more and more people becoming “CPR trainers” with thoughts of making a quick buck, there is a lot of choices in CPR Instructors available.

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New 2010 CPR Guidelines Released

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On October 18, 2010 the American Heart Association released the new 2010 CPR and First Aid Guidelines. Here are just a few of the highlights from the 2010 release. Emphasis on High Quality Compressions Compressions are now at a rate

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