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...

Pre-Visualize

“Pre Visualization” Pre-visualization is a technique that works extremely well for first aid. Try and imagine the “what ifs” of an emergency situation. For instance, what if this child chokes right now? What if my husband falls down skating and...