You might just be walking in the streets and suddenly, someone got a cardiac arrest. What would you do? You were just talking with your father and suddenly, he is having a hard time breathing. How would you respond? These are normal scenarios with unusual circumstances. We never know what will happen in a day. It’s best to come prepared and trained with the basics of first aid.
One of the most important parts of first aid that we need to know is the Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. The www.cpr.org has repeatedly emphasized how learning CPR can help you save lives. Even people who have cardiac arrest could be saved if CPR is conducted accurately and right away. Care Perfections, the premiere home health care center in Manassas VA, offers CPR training that will let any person be a life saver in their own right.
Today, on the blog, we will give you an overview on the Dos and Dont’s of CPR. This could help you prepare yourself before you take on our course
DO’s in CPR:
Once you see someone who suddenly fell down to the ground for some unknown reasons, the next best thing that you can do is to see whether they just collapsed or if it’s cardiac arrest. Normally, it would help if you check if this person is still responsive by rubbing on his knuckles, shouting at him, or shaking him. If nobody in the crowd knows CPR, call 911 directly.
However, if you have been trained in CPR, do not hesitate to perform such procedure. Just remember these important guidelines, as provided by www.eccguidelines.heart.org:
- Once you start with the chest compression, make sure the rate should not be more than 100-120 per minute
- The depth of compression that you will make must reach up to 2 inches.
- Before you do another chest compression, allow full recoil first
- You need to ventilate adequately, it is recommended that you provide two breaths after 30 chest compressions
Don’ts in CPR
There have been a lot of fallacious beliefs when it comes to conducting CPR. Because of this, people have become hesitant in giving CPR to others. An example of this would be the myth that we need to check the pulses first before doing the CPR, which is entirely false. Once you see the need to do such procedure, you must proceed immediately. CPR, will not affect or disrupt the breathing of the person in any way.
Moreover, the www.eccguidelines.heart.org also provided some additional notes on what not to do during CPR:
- chest compressions that are less than the required rate
- the depth of such compression is less than two inches
- lesser ventilation
These are just the basic guidelines that could help you familiarize the CPR procedure. To know more about it, you can join our CPR Training Program at Care Perfections. For details, please visit our website www.careperfections.com or call us at 540-228-1690.
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