Why Do CPR?

Why Do CPR?

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is a procedure that saves lives. The only time someone does CPR is during ’emergencies,. Since emergencies do not pick a usual place or a definite time to happen, people should be prepared to do this emergency procedure. Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to do CPR. The only people who usually know how to do this procedure are doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters and medical volunteers.

CPR is a way to revive the heart and lungs that has stopped working. Oxygen is vital in our body and without it we would die. The absence of oxygen for a long period of time can be the deciding factor if a person will survive or not. CPR should be done as soon as possible, especially when you confirmed that the victim is not breathing. There are many situations where a person collapses and loses consciousness and would need immediate medical attention. Cases like heart attacks and drowning are the most common emergencies that involves the use of CPR.

This is the proper way on how to perform CPR on an unconscious person.

Ã’šÃ‚· Check whether the person is unconscious or awake.
Ã’šÃ‚· Check if the person is breathing.
Ã’šÃ‚· Check for a pulse.
Ã’šÃ‚· If there is no pulse, tilt the head so that the airway would be open.
Ã’šÃ‚· Give two breaths (breathe normally before giving breaths, the intervals between breaths should be done in 1 second).
Ã’šÃ‚· Check if the victim’s chest would rise a little due to your breaths. If it doesn’t happen, tilt the head a little and try it again.
Ã’šÃ‚· DO 30 chest compressions and do it fast
Ã’šÃ‚· Give 2 breaths to the victim and continue the 30 chest compressions
Ã’šÃ‚· Do this for at least 2-3 minutes before checking signs of life.

This procedure will help circulate the blood in a person’s body. It can keep the victim alive by forcing oxygen into the body.

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