Be Prepared to Save the Life of a Loved One, Become CPR Certified Now

What is CPR? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique used to save the lives of cardiac arrest victims. Cardiac arrest happens when an individual’s heart stops beating unexpectedly. Without a heartbeat, the heart cannot pump oxygenated blood to the organs and without oxygen from the blood, serious brain damage occurs within four minutes and death … Read more

Chest-only CPR Saves More Lives

It’s a proven fact now, not only by research studies but also by real life data that people around the victim of sudden cardiac arrest are reluctant to do mouth to mouth breaths. The primary cause for this hesitation is that they are afraid of catching diseases from the victims and even those who are trained fear that they could not perform it correctly. The ratio of casualties collapsed in public due to sudden cardiac arrest is only 1 out of 5 who received CPR from a bystander.

According to a publication in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Oct 6, the study has concluded that those adult victims of cardiac arrest had 60% more chances of survival than those who didn’t receive appropriate CPR in a mall or a restaurant. American Health Association is a leader in training individuals for CPR, using mouth to mouth breath as an important part has updated its stance of training after the research in 2008. After investigation it is found that chest-only compressions are more efficient than giving both cardiopulmonary resuscitation and mouth to mouth breath for a patient receiving from a bystander, chest-only compressions are helpful in resuscitating until EMS team reaches the victim of cardiac arrest.

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CPR, The Future of Rescue Training

A new method of performing CPR has been taught to first aid res-ponders and the whole community of paramedics in the Washington State. Well, it’s not a new style or a different way of performing it, it’s an immense emphasis on administering CPR immediately. In this new update person performing CPR should keep giving compression’s to the victim without any pause in between the compression.

To elaborate it further you may call it that this new way is kind of Hands-Only CPR taught to these health care professionals. This speeds up the process of blood flow while the victim is unconscious reducing the damage caused to the brain due to insufficient blood. They are naming it as High-Performance CPR.

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With CPR an NHL Player Cheated Death

As it’s a proven fact that timely and appropriately administering CPR to a person who collapsed with a cardiac arrest can save the victims life. We are now giving a true story of someone who cheated death with timely CPR. To uncover the fact that age and fitness make less prone to cardiac diseases, but you may be victimized even if you are fit and young.

Brett Maclean, a Nation Hockey League player, was a super-fit young man who loves to stay active physically but unfortunately, his life twisted with an uncertain event. He suddenly collapsed on the ice when he was playing in a summer-picker match at Owen Sound. This Phoenix Coyote did workout prior to the event, but that does not seem to affect him as it was his part of life being an athlete.

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Use of Infant Manikins During CPR Training Proven Highly Effective

A randomized, controlled trial of 69 CPR providers in the United Kingdom recently showed the increased efficacy of using real-time feedback by way of an infant resuscitation manikin.

Resuscitation manikins are commonplace in many CPR training classes. In adult classes “Resuscitation Annie” has been used since 1960 and has helped an estimated 400 million learn CPR. She is fondly referred to as the “Mother of CPR.” In addition to the adult manikin, many training seminars utilize a child and infant manikin. Sometimes, the entire Resuscitation Family can be found on the site. More recently, the traditional Resuscitation Annie has been replaced with a high-tech, instant feedback manikin to help train providers.

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