CPR HOW IT WORKS. The main principal of CPR to to keep a persons vital organs to be oxygenated. This is not possible unless heart is pumping blood and lungs are able to get oxygen in the body. Hence the word cardio (heart)pulmonary (lung)resusccitation. So you pump the heart to push blood in vital organs and breathe through artificail means to oxygenate the blood.
Yes it works. Not sure of the survival rate, but can make the difference between life and death.
Much less than on TV. Most americans' understanding of CPR efficacy is gained from tv dramas- 77% portrayed as surviving cardiac arrest (ca). In reality, survival rates are poor: less than 10% survive ca outside of the hospital & less than 20% survive an arrest even if it occurs in the hospital. Survival rates for terminal or chronically ill people are 0-5%. Survival doesnt always mean a return to quality of life.
CPR. CPR means cardiopulomnary resuscitation. When an individual suffers a cardiac arrest, blood circulation stops and organs suffer and the individual can die. By instituting CPR as quickly as possible a life can be saved. Simply put, it is an emergency procedure where by performing external compression of the chest over the heart, blood flow is temporarily restored to vital organs.
WHO INVENTED CPR. No that is not the case CPR was first described by a french doctor in 1741, to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to dying victims. Since then we have come a long way and its evolution started in serious terms in earlu 1970s and it has had many changes over the years and many changes may take place in future. But it is not invented by firemen but by medical specialists.
AHA sponsored course. The american heart association sponsors official CPR course (infant and adult) for which you can sign up for on line.
Red cross. I would suggest contacted the red cross to look into whatever courses they provide. Also, some hospitals and community groups also provide CPR instruction courses.
CPR. Less than 10% of people with cardiac arrest and CPR survive overall. After 10 min of CPR survival is miniscule. Early CPR and defibrillation within less than 4-5min give the best outcomes. Las Vegas casinos with abundant automated defibrillators, trained staff and people watching on monitors have the fastest response and best results.
CPR. First responder assessment and breathing and circulation treatment for person in trouble, conscious or unconsious.
Push hard push fast. CPR is simple- by pushing hard (compressing the chest) and fast (100 times a minute) any patient whose heart has stopped doing its job (beating effectively) can be supported until medical care arrives. No breaths. Not difficult. Save a life.
Arrest. CPR is initiated basically when the heart stops working and or the patient stops breathing. It's a bit of an oversimplification but that's the premise.
AHA website. The american heart association updates the guidelines approximately every 5 years. The most recent guidelines were in 2010. Here is the website: http://www. Heart. Org/heartorg/cprandecc/cpr_ucm_001118_subhomepage. Jsp.