An emergency can happen anywhere and at any time. You could be at a supermarket in the middle of the day, at a nightclub enjoying a night on the town or just innocently walking down the street when someone nearby goes into cardiac arrest.
If this happened to you, what would you do? Other than calling emergency services, most of us would not be able to do much. That is, unless, they have taken CRP training and received a CPR certification. (more…)
Imagine seeing someone have a heart attack right in front of you! What would you do?
Most of us would call 911 and helplessly stand by waiting for emergency services to come. But this time spent waiting for an ambulance is crucial! If the victim does not have an adequate oxygen supply, it can cause permanent damage or even death.
CPR is a lifesaving procedure that keeps the blood flow active and increases the likelihood of a successful resuscitation once medical professionals arrive on site. Because CPR is so valuable, there are some service providers that will offer free CPR classes.
Find out more about how you can learn this valuable skill without any out of pocket expenses. (more…)
Below infographic shows 10 basic steps to perform CPR:
The following video shows the causes, risk factors and diagnosis of heart attack and heart stroke.
Our hearts are one of the most vital organs we have in our bodies, and without our heart beats we would cease to exist as humans. Sadly, heart disease and other diseases that affect the arteries, valves and blood pressure can occur. Heart attacks do not discriminate based on age, and anyone can experience a heart-related emergency. This makes taking care of our hearts extremely important and reducing the likelihood of a heart event from occurring by using preventative measures.
While learning to reduce the possibility of heart disease and how best to treat it, it’s also important to understand the different types of heart disease that affect our community’s population, and how best to take action to prevent and treat these, should it affect you or your loved ones in future. Here is a review of the most common types of heart disease and recognizing signs of a heart attack.
Choosing the right CPR certification class can be very confusing. The video highlights some of the basic questions one should keep in mind while choosing a CPR certification course.
You’ve been informed that you need to acquire CPR certification. However, it can be confusing as to which course it is you need to take. As a rule, the right choice is to choose course offered from the American Red Cross or the American Heart association. But sometimes it can be confusing to choose the right CPR certification.
Here are some questions you can pose to yourself to make sure, you find and sign up for the right CPR class. (more…)
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…)
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency process which is performed in attempt to preserve brain function until any further medical help can be utilized. CPR is an important skill which provides several benefits that should be careful taught in the workplace. Although overlooked in the workplace, CPR should be considered a necessary certification that every employees should have. Not every workplace is dangerous, but every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees in the workplace. One of the ways for employers to meet their legal and moral obligations to their employees is to provide CPR classes.
Many people take CPR training to be well versed with the knowledge in case a situation were too arise where CPR would have to be used in public or at home. CPR in the workplace creates an excellent team building and can make you feel more connected with your coworkers. Understanding how to react when an emergency happens in the workplace can be integral in many ways. (more…)