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CPR is no longer about supplying rescue breathing to patients who have stopped breathing or have had a heart attack. The focus now is on quality chest compressions. Rescue breathing only occurs when the victim can be fitted with an advanced airway device that enables the integration of oxygen.
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Public accessible defibrillators (AED) save lives. An AED device or Automated external defrillator is used to provide an electrical shock to the heart. While different than CPR, an AED is designed to start the heart beating on its own. Public access AED's are found in businesses and often in public places such as a sport arena.
Advanced First Aid fully supports Heart Safe Communities.