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The AHA’s New Hands Only CPR Guidelines — Take a Deep Breath and follow these steps

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Christopher Van Tilburg MD

Imagine your hiking partner collapses on the trail and stops breathing. Do you remember what to do? Trained first responders instantly kick into a complex algorithm of life-saving emergency cardiovascular care. But for the average outdoor enthusiast, whether to start CPR, and how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) properly can be so difficult you may be reluctant to even attempt.

Fortunately, the American Heart Association (AHA) this week issued new Hands Only CPR guidelines. The main point is to simplify. It is easier to teach, easier to remember, and much easier to implement on the trail or even on the city sidewalk.

When Will AMK Publish A New Version of the Comprehensive Guide?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009


I really like your wilderness first aid book but am wondering if you are going to update it soon to include things like new CPR techniques.  Beverly F, MD



Thanks for the kind words about the AMK Comprehensive Guide.  We are working on a 4th edition of the book that will be available sometime in the next year; we have also updated our Wilderness Medicine and Survival pamphlet to include the recent CPR guidelines and will be educating consumers about updated CPR techniques via our blog.

Which kit to purchase?

Friday, November 14th, 2008


1) I am a field member on our county Search & Rescue team. 2) I will be finishing with my Wilderness First responder certification in a few weeks. 3) I spend tons of time in the back country of colorado year round. From ice climbing to mountain biking. I have always carried a small field first aid kit, have have added more and more items over the years.

Can you recommend a kit (for personal use) that I could use while hiking, biking, climbing, etc… in very reomte areas that can deal with everything from allergies to major trauma.

Motorcycle First Aid

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Is there a kit that you would recommend (or a custom list of items) that would be appropriate for carrying on a motorcycle in case one of the riders in our group is injured in a remote area? Obviously a lot of possible degrees of injury, but sprains, broken bones, abrasion bleeding, etc. would be possible.

Curt, If you have the room I would carry the Fundamentals Kit or if space is tight – go with the Ultralight Pro. They both have the SAM Splint, CPR mask, wound cleaning items and trauma materials. There is a compare kit feature button on the right side of the product window. USe this to see the differences. Good Riding.

CPR – What is the rate of compressions to rescue breaths?

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

What is the new cpr ratio?


30 compressions for every two rescue breaths. Go here for more information:

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