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CPR for Security Personnel: Protecting Public Spaces

In the world of public safety, security personnel play a pivotal role as the first responders in public spaces. CPR certification is essential for their readiness to handle critical situations, including cardiac arrest and choking. Alongside CPR, emergency response training equips them with a broader skill set and crisis management abilities. This training, exemplified by…

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Harvesting Hope: Empowering Local Communities with CPR Skills

In today’s fast-paced world, communities often find themselves facing unexpected challenges. One of the most pressing issues is how to respond effectively to medical emergencies. Cardiovascular incidents can happen at any moment, and every second counts. That’s where CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) skills come into play. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of CPR training…

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Cardiac Chronicles: How CPR Has Evolved Over the Decades

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has undergone notable changes, updates, and improvements over the years. These changes are made all in favor of the rescuer – to adopt a simplified and effective approach that can save a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. The reviving technique was officially recorded in the 1960s but appeared under a different name…

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Rhythms of Resuscitation: Matching the Beat to Save a Life

Good Samaritan Laws encourage bystanders to intervene right on the scene in case of a sudden cardiac arrest accident and provide CPR when needed. However, matching the beat to save a life is not an easy task. Rescuers or bystanders often find the entire act intimidating for fear of losing rhythm and further complicating the…

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Teaching CPR in Schools: Building a Resilient Generation in Louisville

Kentucky ranks sixth among US states with the highest rates of heart disease deaths – 386 deaths per 100,000 people. To make things more concerning, out of 65% of people who have taken CPR classes at some point, only 18% are up to date with their CPR training. This is the main reason why many…

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Heart Health Awareness in Louisville: Empowering Citizens with CPR Skills

There are many reasons why people should learn how to give CPR properly. Namely, this technique will not only save someone’s life but will also prevent brain damage and increase the survival rate of the cardiac arrest victim. That said, Louisvillians can learn this technique by taking individual or group CPR classes and obtaining a…

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CPR in Sports: Protecting Athletes on and off the Field

Not long ago, football player Damar Hamlin suffered from a cardiac arrest on the playing field and fell in front of thousands of viewers. CPR was administered immediately, allowing Hamlin to make a full recovery. This event showed how vital giving proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be. Various statistics and organizations, such as the American Heart…

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Understanding the Differences Between CPR and Rescue Breathing

In our everyday life, we have a priority to shield our health and try our best to help others do the same. But, with our fast-paced lifestyle it is hard to predict or even recognize the arrival of a health emergency, and in such situations, we rely on others for help and life support aid…

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Who Should be Trained and Certified in CPR?

Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, and anywhere, so it’s important for bystanders to provide victims with proper CPR to increase their survival chances. According to an academic study by the Office of Community Engagement Faculty, the survival rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are estimated to be between 6% and 14% in the Louisville metro…

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How to Stay Safe From Pathogens When Performing CPR

Following exhaustive scientific research and AHA’s updated CPR guidelines, the survival rate of cardiac arrest cases outside the hospital has nearly doubled since 2000. And with cardiovascular deaths rising during pandemics, it’s only natural that those trying to contribute to the increased survival rate would be worried about transmitting pathogens while providing CPR. Even though…

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