Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. But why?
In the case of cardiac arrest victims, every second is critical. Improving the knowledge and BLS resuscitation skills of volunteer firefighters can revolutionize the standard of care for this critically ill class of patients, writes Tanner Smida.
Sergeant Steven Splan, 46, died of an apparent heart attack after a response.
What happens if you have to perform CPR on a down firefighter but the member in distress is in a prone position? Check out a new drill from Tony Carroll of D.C. fire.
In this video, review the Miami-Dade (FL) model for administering aid to a firefighter suffering cardiac arrest.
Not that long ago, professional rescuers were taught to push hard and fast when treating victims of cardiac arrest. That’s all you needed to ensure you were doing good chest compressions, or so you were taught. The 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) and European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines continue to raise the bar on what’s required to provide life-saving CPR.
The Firefighters Support Foundation has released two more firefighter training programs--one on firefighter CPR, another focusing on a carry for removing a down firefighter.
This training video from the Yakima (WA) Fire Department reviews a method for rapidly administering CPR to a down firefighter.
A firefighter in the south suburb of Matteson died suddenly Friday while responding to a medical emergency