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Learn the answers to our most frequently asked questions about CPR, AED and choking. In this video, we share our knowledge in relation to commonly occurring scenarios so you know what to do if they happen to you.


  • The size of the patient vs the size of the rescuer
  • Cracking sounds when doing chest compressions. Did I break a rib?
  • Can you do chest compressions when there is an object impaled in the chest?


  • Do I have to worry about jewelry?
  • Do I have to worry about medicated patches?
  • Will an under-wire bra interfere with the path of electricity?


  • What if the patient is too large for the rescuer to do the Heimlich maneuver?
  • What if the patient is pregnant?
  • What if it's hard to get the object out, or it won't come out?