ASHI and MEDIC First Aid Blog

October 11, 2022

How to Position Your Hands for CPR: Adult, Child, and Infant Guide

Cardiac arrest is among the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. This life-threatening emergency occurs when the heart loses..

September 20, 2022

Are Rescue Breaths Necessary During CPR?

During a cardiac arrest emergency, immediate high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) improves the chance of survival by providing..

August 30, 2022

How to Help Your Child Prepare for an Emergency

If an emergency or disaster strikes, does your child know what to do? Most types of disasters and medical emergencies can be frightening for adults...

August 23, 2022

Giving CPR to a Pregnant Person: What You Need to Know

What do I do if the victim is pregnant in the event of cardiac arrest? This is a common question that Emergency Care Instructors hear when covering..

August 9, 2022

First Aid for Sprains: Do I Use Ice or Heat?

Sprains are injuries to ligaments that hold your joints together and often result in severe pain, swelling, and bruising. The stretching and tearing..




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