CPR, MI, CA. What are all these acronyms?!?

Being a nursing student sometimes I assume some concepts are common knowledge…but after interviewing some people I realized it sometimes isn’t. I asked a few coworkers if they knew what “MI” was and they knew it was Myocardial Infarction also known as a heart attack. When I asked what Cardiac arrest was, multiple people responded that it was the same thing. The majority of people knew what CPR was, but they weren’t sure on how to perform it. I had the opportunity to describe the differences between an MI and Cardiac arrest and then explained a little bit on CPR. Every second matter so hopefully with my brief explanation they can put it to good use one day!

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