The History of CPR

The History of CPR

The history of CPR is a long one: its first explorations date back hundreds of years before you, your parents, your parents’ parents (and then some) were born.    The idea of CPR can be traced to the term resuscitation, which, according to available references, was first explored  in the mid 1500’s by Andreas Vesalius,…

Why have CPR Guidelines and Instructions Changed Over the Years?

Why have CPR Guidelines and Instructions Changed Over the Years?

Think back to what you were like ten, fifteen years ago. A different hairstyle, perhaps an unfortunate pair of striped pants? We all change, for better or for worse. Just as you undergo changes in your lifetime, so too have CPR practices evolved over the years. This article will prevent you from ever practicing an outdated…

What States Require CPR Certification for High School Graduation?

What States Require CPR Certification for High School Graduation?

One more lap around the track, high schoolers. This one is for an extra requirement: CPR training. Our country as a whole is beginning to realize the importance of students receiving CPR training before they graduate. The number of states that require it has steadily increased over the last few decades.  Soon even more states…