Stopping a Nosebleed

A nosebleed is when blood flows from the nose. It’s normally caused when tiny blood vessels inside the nostrils are ruptured. Common causes of nosebleeds include being hit in the nose, sneezing, picking or blowing the nose, high blood pressure and anti-clotting...

Join PulsePoint and Save Lives

When CPR-trained bystanders receive an alert from PulsePoint Respond, it tells them not only where an SCA event is happening, but also where they can find the nearest AED. But often, data on AED locations can be missing, inaccurate, or simply not detailed enough to...

CPR Facts

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year (SCA kills nearly 1,000 people a day or one person every two minutes). Survival rates nationally for SCA are less than 8%. Delivery of...

Agonal Gasps, What are They?

This video (below) of a CPR save on Bondi Beach is a great example of “Agonal Gasps.” The breaths that the victim are taking are not normal and incapable of sustaining life. The Bondi lifeguards started CPR and saved his life. Although this video was shot...

Pediatric Choking Study Results

Did You Know this about choking? “From 1972 to 1992, 449 deaths from aspirated nonfood foreign bodies among children aged 14 years or younger were recorded by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Nearly two thirds (65%) of these fatalities were among...

How Long Does It Take To Bleed To Death?

How Long Does It Take To Bleed To Death? If a large blood vessel is cut, a person can bleed to death in one minute or less. Rapid loss of one quart or more of blood often leads to irreversible shock and death. Serious bleeding requires immediate attention and care....

How Long Do You Have?

Did You Know? For every minute a human heart is “down”, you lose a 10% chance of revival. After 10 full minutes on dry land there is very little chance of revival. Time is everything. You need to make decisions quickly and move forward with your medical...

Gloves Practice

“Bloody Hands Practice” Put some red childs paint on your gloved hands. Now rub it around the palms of the gloves. Next try and remove your gloves without any red “paint” transferring to your clothes or skin. How did you...