What is CPR and How Can It Save a Person’s Life That Has Suffered From Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which is commonly abbreviated to CPR, is an emergency procedure to save a person’s life that has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. When a person suffers from a cardiac arrest, the heart stops and thus if the oxygenated blood does not reach the brain, chances are high that a person may expire.
A person who is trained to perform CPR can repeatedly compress the area near the heart to manually pump the blood in the body till the ambulance arrives so that the life of the person can be saved.
How is the CPR Performed?
- If a person has suddenly collapsed and is not breathing normally then it’s the sign that he has suffered from a cardiac arrest. In such a case you should immediately call the ambulance.
- In the mean time you should kneel down beside the person and compress his chest repeatedly at a rate of 30 per minute and press the chest 5cm deep.
After thirty repeated compression of heart you should slant the head of the patient backwards
- so that the airway can open. If the breathing is not resumed then pinch the nostril shut and give a rescue breathe.
- Remember that if you are alone and a child has suffered from a sudden cardiac arrest then perform CPR for at least two minutes before you call an ambulance. This will increase the chances of survival of the child.
The process that we have described and explained above is just a basic one and if you truly want to increase the chances of saving a person’s life, then you should undergo training from a professional.
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