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2015 CPR Guidelines Basics

The 2015 Guidelines Update focuses on topics with significant new science or ongoing controversy, and so serves as an update to the 2010 guidelines rather than a complete revision. It also marks the beginning of a new era, because the guidelines will transition from a five-year cycle of periodic revisions and updates to a Web-based […]

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Heat and Cold Emergencies

HEAT EMERGENCIES Heat related emergencies are progressive conditions caused by overexposure to heat. Most incidents can be reversed but if left untreated, can escalate to a life-threatening condition. Heat emergencies are placed into 3 progressive categories: Heat cramps are muscle spasms that result from loss of large amount of salt and water through exercise. Heat […]

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