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September 25, 2012

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

12:16 PM

Introduction:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is life saving and worth a lot in case of any cardiac emergencies. When a person’s heart stops or his lungs malfunction to cater the requirements of oxygen for the body, this technique is very practicable.
CPR has two basic types. One is “Hands-only CPR”, and the other is “Full CPR” (The American National Red Cross, 2011). It can be given to Adults, Infants and the Pets with a slight difference (Live Strong, 2011).
Basic CPR Steps:
With these simple steps, CPR can be given to a victim:
1:         If you see any cardiac victim, see the safety of the scene and then check the person’s response by tapping them on the shoulder and calling “Are you okay”? (The American National Red Cross, 2011)
2:         If no response, call help or ask anybody else immediately!
3:         Take the victim to a hard surface. (Expert Village, 2011)
4:         Take his head back and lift his chin up, making an air way. Give ventilation by placing your hands around his mouth making tubing. Blow air in twice seeing an adequate chest rise. Wait for 5 to 10 seconds, and check if there is any pulse by placing your hand on his neck.
5:         If still no pulse, get ready to compress his chest. Get beside the patient in a kneeling posture and put the heel of your hands on the center of his chest, placing your shoulder directly over your hands keeping your arms straight and press down the chest, for about 2 inches, thirty-two times.
6:         After compression, pump air through his mouth again for two times.
7:         Repeat chest compression again for thirty-two times. You can only take off your weight, not the hands.
8:         Reassess the patient. Move his face upwards and feel his breath. If there is a pulse, it’s safe to give him CPR at least for two more minutes. Just a kind of help, to the heart, because it just restarted.
If the patient gets out of unconsciousness, it's safe to stop CPR.
Everybody should learn this simple technique. There should be at least one in a house who should know that.
Though I have not done that procedure, but I have seen my relative giving CPR to his Mother, who was about eighty-two. She suddenly stopped responding as she was very aggravated on hearing something terrible. Her son was in the other room, as he heard people screaming, he rushed to the room. Without even asking anyone anything, he started the procedure as he knew her mother was a heart patient. And in a very short time of five minutes, I astonishingly saw that woman talking to her children again!

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