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: