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Developed as a public service by leading physicians and educators in emergency care at the University of Washington and King County EMS, the CPR & Choking application provides instant information on how to perform CPR and how to aid a choking victim. These are short video demonstrations (about 1 minute) and are compatible with the latest recommendations from the major international resuscitation organizationss including the American Heart Association and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

This application is not a substitute for proper training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or choking aid but it is very useful for a quick review. We urge everyone to receive formal instruction in CPR and how to assist a choking victim--being trained may help you save a life. More information on CPR and choking aid may be found at learncpr.org.

The videos were produced with the assistance of the University of Washington, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund, the Medic One Foundation, King County Emergency Medical Services, the Seattle Fire Department, and the Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine. They, like us are convinced that teaching these life saving techniques to as many people as possible will save lives.

Go ahead. Download the app, share it with your friends, help people get trained.

** This version is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch. If you have an iPad, look for CPR & Choking for iPad in the iPad section of the store--it adds AED videos! **

Disponible en Español, buscar RCP & Asfixia.

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

New CPR videos that incorporate the latest guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (Oct 2010). The most prominent change is from A-B-C (airway, breathing, chest compressions) to C-A-B (chest compressions first, then airway and breathing).

From the AHA Executive Summary (http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/122/18_suppl_3/S640): "The newest development in the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC is a change in the basic life support (BLS) sequence of steps from "A-B-C" (Airway, Breathing, Chest compressions) to "C-A-B" (Chest compressions, Airway, Breathing) for adults and pediatric patients (children and infants, excluding newly borns). Although the experts agreed that it is important to reduce time to first chest compressions, they were aware that a change in something as established as the A-B-C sequence would require re-education of everyone who has ever learned CPR."

Be sure to maintain proper training as there are other important changes to the guidelines in addition to C-A-B.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Jennifer mom and homeschooler ,

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I first downloaded this app when I was pregnant with my second child; my first being nearly six then. He was very interested and he watched several times, as I looked on.
Now my baby is sixteen months and yesterday he choked on an ice cube he swiped from a friends low freezer drawer while we were joining them for dinner. He immediately began to choke. I flipped him upside down and whaled on his back for what seemed am eternity. Finally, the ice melted enough to dislodge and he began breathing again. If it were food, I don't know what would have happened.
Download this app. Familiarize yourself and others and remember to stay calm if you ever have to use it.

20 year instructor ,

Instructor, American HEART, and RED CROSS, First Responder

Ok. BUT definitely lacking and out of date. For one, in a chucking situation on an Adult the way you place your feet between the victims feet is VITALY important or you and the victim could go down face first if you do not have proper stance. On child rescuer needs to be on knees to properly give thrusts.
On infant it is vitally important that you only give puffs with cheeks, not full breaths or you could do more damage than good.

Need to update to new standards, i. e. For CPR only 100 compressions per minute. Also lacking a beat reminder. All this is critical for a good app. But good try.

VictoriaRosen ,


This is a valuable tool that needs to be accessible but it hasn’t been updated in so long that it is no longer accessible on devices running iOS 11. Please update!


Kim Hansen
12.8 MB

Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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