CPR – What you need to know?
CPR or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation is a lifesaving technique useful in emergency situations where a person’s heartbeat or breathing has stopped. One need not be a Doctor or a Nurse to perform CPR, anyone and everyone with the basic understanding of CPR can help save a life.
According to statistics, if a person is not helped within 8 minutes of his/her collapse, the chances of death double. It is therefore essential to provide CPR as early as possible and even more to understand a few simple steps in performing it.
Following are a few simple and easy steps to keep in mind when performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
-Check for Dangers in the surrounding for yourself and the person affected.
-Check consciousness of the victim.
-Call for help.
-Check for breathing and pulse.
-Perform Chest Compressions and Blow into the Mouth.
-Continue until Medical Support arrives.
CPR is often termed the ‘Kiss of Life’ and it is therefore important to understand how to go about each step and save a life.