CPR: Do You Use Your Hands or Feet?

Introduction Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of the most important life-saving techniques in an emergency, especially when there is no portable defibrillator around. Emergencies can include drowning accidents or a heart attack where someone has stopped breathing. Bob Trenkamp, a teacher of CPR and the President of the cardiac arrest and stroke charity Saving Lives,… Read More


First Aid: Compression Quality Counts

It is compression quality that counts when it comes to cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A systematic review and meta-analysis conlcudes that deeper chest compressions and rapid rates of compression are associated with significantly improved survival from cardiac arrest. Survivors were significantly more likley to have received chest compression rates closer to 85-100 compressions per minute than non-survivors.… Read More