CPR — A Real Life Saver!

CPR - A Real Life Saver!

Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the 2nd link in the Cardiac Chain of Survival. By performing chest compressions and providing rescue breaths, CPR helps to preserve brain function when a person is unconscious and not breathing.

CPR could be necessary in situations such as:
– Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
– Drowning
– Unconscious Choking
– Drug Overdose
– Heart-related medical conditions

For a person suffering from sudden cardiac arrest, CPR is necessary to buy time and an AED should be used to restore a normal heart rhythm. Performing immediate CPR can double or even triple a victim’s chances of survival. By providing quality chest compressions, a rescuer does the work of the heart and lungs, circulating the oxygen-rich blood to the brain, keeping vital organs alive.

Anyone can perform CPR, however with training, potential rescuers are better prepared, more confident and more efficient at providing high-quality CPR.

CPR Highlights:
– Untrained rescuers (or trained rescuers without a breathing barrier) can perform “Hands-Only CPR
– Press down hard in center of chest (at least 2 inches on adults)
– Press fast, 100-120 times per minute (like to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive”)
– Continuous cycles of 30 compressions and 2 breaths until person starts breathing, EMS arrive or you are unable to continue.


 

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