The Importance of CPR

While performing certain tasks in our day to day lives, we might come across emergency situations such as cardiac arrest, poisoning, almost drowning, shock through electricity, etc., etc. In almost all of these situations, the affected patient’s blood circulation must be artificially created so that his/her lungs and heart will keep on functioning properly without stopping until the proper medical assistance is given. The best way to do this is by performing ‘CPR’ (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) which is the ideal technique that can be used to save lives in these sorts of situations.

Buying the Necessary Time

In many of the above mentioned distress situations, a patient is most likely to face a cardiac arrest situation where the heart’s rhythm will become irregular and will result in stopping the pumping of blood to the entire body. This, in turn, will result in the patient’s breathing to fail and also if the blood that has been oxygenated does not reach the essential organs like the brain for more than ten minutes, then he/she might face the risk of losing their precious life. If a patient is facing this sort of situation, the electric shock from the device known as the ‘defibrillator’ should be used on their chests immediately in order to make the heart’s rhythm normal again. Devices like oxygen resuscitators can also be of aid here as they can use pressure positively, into an unconscious person’s lungs that will allow them to be inflated and oxygenated so his/her life can be saved. But if these devices are not present in an emergency situation, knowing how to perform CPR until the proper help arrives will allow you to buy some time for the patient.

 

How to Perform CPR Properly

CPR involves two major tasks and the first one is giving compressions to the chest of the patient which allows for circulating the blood artificially within the body. This procedure usually does not require any professional training and can be done by anyone simply with some simple guidance. The second important task is to give respiration artificially through blowing air into the patient’s mouth via your mouth or some other resuscitating device which will allow the flow of oxygen to the lungs. This task, however, will require some expertise in order to be done properly. These two procedures should be done for 2-3 repetitions until you can see some sort of positive response from the patient. And even though CPR does not guarantee a hundred percent revival of one’s heart, it can definitely provide a means to circulate the oxygenated blood throughout the body thus preventing extensive damages to the tissues. Also by performing these two tasks correctly, you will surely be able to increase the survival chances of a patient, until they are provided with the proper medical care.

 

This technique is a really effective one and by immediately performing it on a person who is faced with cardiac arrest, you will be able to provide him/her with a fighting chance until the emergency medical services personnel arrives at the rescue. So learning how to do CPR in a proper manner is an important matter as it will grant you the ability to save someone’s life if the need ever arises.