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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Definition)

Broadly speaking, cardioplumonary resuscitation (cpr), is the act of compressing the heart in an effort to create blood flow. This is typically performed as "external" or "closed chest" cpr, as taught by the america heart association. When performed with assisted ventilation, it is possible to deliver enough oxygen to the heart for it to regain its ability to ...Read more


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Will my cpr/aed certification be from red cross?

Will my cpr/aed certification be from red cross?

No: You can get certified from an authorized entity witch has approval from teaching programs fire dept and certified individuals. ...Read more

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How can someone most easily get cpr first aid training?

How can someone most easily get cpr first aid training?

AHA: American heart association offers courses throughout the United States. Log on and find one near you. Sometimes it is bls (basic life support) and other times, you can get a lot out of a community first aid class. ...Read more

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Super confused about first aid and cpr training for sitters?

Super confused about first aid and cpr training for sitters?

Do not be : Everyone should have basic training in life support. This is fairly simple and easy to obtain from local red cross and/or local hospital. More specific training and detailed management may be necessary for special needs children. However, the pediatrician can write this out in detail so that it is easy to follow for any sitter. ...Read more

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Is it possible to find out what blood type you are after donating to the american red cross?

Is it possible to find out what blood type you are after donating to the american red cross?

Automatic: If you are a new donor, you should have a blood donor card with your blood type on it mailed to you within a few weeks of donating. In case the "send new card" box did not get marked, some centers will tell you (even over the phone) if you confirm your identity properly. ...Read more

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I have antibody p in my blood what does this mean? I found out about it when i was in high school from the amercian red cross.

I have antibody p in my blood what does this mean? I found out about it when i was in high school from the amercian red cross.

Minor RBC antibody: This is one of many minor red blood cell antibodies. It might mean absolutely nothing, but you should ask your obstetrician/gynecologist about this in further depth. ...Read more