Watching CPR Helps Relatives

Reuters: When family members are allowed to watch emergency personnel try but fail to resuscitate a loved one, the relatives are less likely to have post traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety or depression months later, in a new French study. The researchers, who published their findings in the New England Journal of Medicine, also found that … Continue reading

CPR Smoko – Should We Have One?

At our regular First Aid courses, participants are often surprised at just how physically demanding CPR chest compressions are to deliver. These participants are just as equally relieved when they are allowed to stop or take a break from their CPR practise.  In a real life situation however, isn’t it bad to stop CPR? Shouldn’t … Continue reading

Do CPR Charts Really Help?

A person has collapsed and stopped breathing, you’ve never been trained in CPR and all you have is a CPR flowchart available. Is the CPR chart really going to help you? Well this is the question that has been answered thanks to the latest research. The study investigated whether a CPR flowchart had any real … Continue reading