It is common knowledge that CPR is the solution when encountering someone who drowned or had a heart attack. Usually, this includes 30 chest compression and 2 rescue breathing continuously for 1 minute. This is where complications usually come in. A lot of bystanders are reluctant in providing CPR because of the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It is a common misconception that with it, you can acquire AIDS; which is of course, only a myth and there are devices specially made in order to not have direct mouth-to-mouth contact.
You have most likely heard of someone get called a hero for saving someone with CPR; whether it be on the news, from your peers, or your brother’s cousin’s wife you met at a seminar. At one point, you may have thought, “Wow, that person was so lucky to be near someone who knows CPR.” Lucky indeed, but what if I told you that you can become a part of someone’s luck? We could probably list only two to three people in our lives who know how to perform CPR, so why not add another person into that list? That person, being YOU?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation had been proven time and time again to save the lives of many. Without it, the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer from cardiac arrest and heat stroke every year would have had slimmer chances of surviving that experience. Which is why people with authority are encouraging even civilians to learn CPR in order to save more lives. However, most people with good hearts who are interested in learning this skill more often than not find themselves in a dilemma.
You're probably one of those people who think it'll be great to learn the skills but struggling in choosing what is the best way to manage your time whilst learning CPR. Though, nowadays, there are a lot of online classes circulating all over the internet, most people think that learning CPR and Basic Life Support in a classroom is still the best choice. Here's why. . .
There are a lot of stories circulating in the internet about children as young as 11 saving someone's life through CPR. Sounds like something from a fantasy novel, right? But not really, these are all from reality. All around the world, there are cases of children saving adults more than twice their age. And it's very amazing and inspiring indeed but there are still some parents who are skeptical about letting their child learn it. If you're one of the parents still living in doubt, here are some statements that will, hopefully, convince you that children are just as capable as adults to provide CPR and prolong one's life.
Summer is far from over and a lit of people are still planning on having a late summer adventure or swimming trip. It's the time to destress, have fun, and get a much needed rest. But, what if during the course of the fun and excitement, something unexpected happens?
Someone shared their nerve-wracking experience that almost made their summer trip a no-more. .
Heart attacks and (heat) strokes can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. It is like an earthquake, you have no time to prepare for it and you have no way of knowing when it's going to happen. Statistics show that 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year--and that's only in America alone. On 2015, heart disease and stroke maintaince the top 2 spots on the leading cause of deaths all over the world.
Strokes, heart attacks, and accidents happen at random, it makes the chances of a health professional being present during these incidents very slim. By the time they arrive, there might be serious damage to your love one's brain due to oxygen loss, at minimum--
Being able to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscination--which was developed in 1960--is essential in managing patients who encounter severe medical emergencies like cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest, CPR helps maintain the circulation of blood throughout the body and sustain oxygen to the brain. Almost everyone knows about Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation--or the idea of it, at most. But even then, there are still a number of vague, if not entirely untrue beliefs about it. Although most of these misconceptions are fairly minor, there are some that may result in dire consequences.
Here are some of the common misconceptions about CPR:
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