When it comes to medical emergencies, schools and universities are not immune to this kind of occurrence amongst staff or students. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, most commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure that is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compression as cardiac arrest reversal efforts. Although CPR will likely not restart the heart, it will most certainly buy time for it’s victim until help can arrive. The purpose of CPR is to generate oxygenated blood to the vital organs and body parts that help reduce the likelihood of brain damage and/or death.
Teachers, professors and even other students can benefit hugely by knowing CPR. Being a very simple procedure, it can be administered during the most critical time when waiting for paramedics to arrive, and quite frankly, because it saves lives. (more…)
Cardiac arrest is not picky when it comes to its victims. Everyone from children, young adults and the elderly can experience it and CPR could be a lifesaver. A number of careers beyond health care workers have a definitive need to have CPR certification. Below are some of the professional careers:
Not only are they first responders, but firefighters also work to promote public safety and public health. Potentially, firefighters could require using CPR multiple times per month or week as part of their demanding roles. If working towards a career in firefighting, proactively consider taking on CPR certification in advance to demonstrate your commitment and foresight in caution to your potential future employers. (more…)