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CPR Information

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a person experiencing cardiac arrest. This emergency procedure can restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person experiencing a medical crisis. By becoming familiar with CPR, you can offer life-saving support to a person in need until professional help arrives. Learn about the techniques for CPR and see how you can use them to save a life.

Compression-Only CPR

Call and Pump is a simplified form of compression-only CPR.

  • This technique should be used on witnessed cardiac arrest on adults.
  • An adult is anyone over 18 years of age.
  • Traditional CPR with breathing should still be performed on victims of drowning, electrocution, drug overdose, and choking. Traditional CPR is also performed on children and infants.

What is Call and Pump?

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