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From the monthly archives: January 2015

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Advanced First Aid: Are You Prepared To Save A Life?

 

The use of CPR dates back to 1740 when the Paris Academy of Sciences suggested mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to attempt to revive people who had drowned.
  • In 1767, CPR was first used in an attempt to resuscitate a person who had suddenly died by a cause other than drowning.
  • In 1891, Dr. Friedrich Maass added chest compressions to the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
  • In 1960, the American Heart Association developed what we know today as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and they started offering American heart classes to physicians and the public.

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What You Will Learn In An Advanced First Aid Class

Some people are required to obtain their advanced first aid/ CPR certification in order to work. Others opt for it to better themselves and to have the ability to help someone in the event of an emergency. During one of these classes, a person will learn the following:

American Heart classes will teach you to use a defibrillator. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a piece of equipment that may be used when a person goes into cardiac arrest. Currently, it's the only treatment known to restore a person's heart rhythm effectively when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. A defibrillator analyzes a person's heart rhythm and sends an electrical shock in order to reestablish a normal heart rhythm.

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