Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) involves giving chest compressions and artificial respiration to a victim who has undergone cardiac or respiratory arrest. CPR can save lives, and CPR instructors have the ability to teach laypeople and medical professionals how to perform this life-saving procedu
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A splint is used to immobilize a body part to promote healing after injury. It can be fabricated out of moldable thermoplastic, metal or fiberglass. Some splints are removable to allow the skin to be cleaned and to allow some motion as instructed by the physician. They typically cover half of the wi
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Red Cross CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training is an important skill that can help save lives. According to First Aid Web, cardiac arrest is becoming one of the main causes of death in America. Performing CPR while waiting for paramedics to arrive is crucial, since the brain can only survive