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When is CPR Helpful?

It is known from annual medical reports that every year, millions of people all over the world are affected with disease related to the heart. Statistics show that in most countries around the globe the number one cause of death is heart disease. Present sedentary lifestyle and diet contribute mostly to the building of plaques and cholesterol that eventually clog the major veins and arteries of the heart. Once this happens, it could lead to hypertension, stroke and even heart attack.

You can apply CPR or cardio pulmonary resuscitation to a person when he or she lost heart function. CPR is performed by manually pushing the chest with your two hands thus pumping blood into the heart, and then perform ventilation wherein you inject air into the mouth. With adults CPR, you follow the ratio and formula of 30 pumps to 2 ventilation. Lay people can perform to rescue by assessing if the individual is conscious or not by tapping, shaking or calling loud at the person. If the individual is unconscious, you can proceed with the assessment of the pulse and breathing, and if both are none, they you can perform the CPR immediately.

CPR certification is a must for those medical personnel working in hospitals and ambulatory services. Know that there are phases of CPR training and these are BLS or Basic Life Support, and the ACLS meaning the Advance Cardiac Life Support. If you are a rescuer, you are in taught in BLS the CPR and RB or rescue breathing. The performance and technique use in adults, children and infants differ in a big way. Machines like ECG and defibrillator are used when performing ACLS.

When you perform CPR, there are some precautions that you must keep in mind.

It is advisable that you wear a face shield or mask during rescue breathing to avoid contact with the patient. It is for the reason that you would like to avoid transfer of fluid or saliva to the patient during rescue breathing.

Gloves are always worn by a health care worker to avoid direct contact with the patient’s blood and other body fluid that could be affected.

Performing CPR on babies and infants are critical and you should be extra careful. Perform gentle compression to a baby who is not breathing, using maximum three fingers. Advisable count for babies is around hundred chest compressions per minute. In performing rescue breath for babies, you are to cover the baby’s nose and mouth and breathe two times, with each breath a second long.

You can get a CPR training and certification using online and this is accepted in the medical institutions.
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