Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or more commonly known as CPR is a procedure used in emergencies that combines chest compressions often with mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation to physically sustain intact brain function until further advanced measures are taken to restore average blood circulation and breathing in the person who is in cardiac arrest.
We pray that our children are always safe but we can’t always prevent accidents from happening. Learning to perform CPR in children is then an essential skill and in this blog post, we’re discussing them step by step with the help of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Like the history of science, CPR have also undergone quite the journey before we found the best method to save people from cardiac and respiration accidents. Today we’re going back in time to learn about CPR’s progress over the years with Violin MD, Siobhan.
In performing CPR, it is both crucial to know when to start and when to stop. When to start is easy and usually discussed at large at first when teaching CPR; you start giving chest compression when a person shows no signs of life after ten seconds. It is a commonly asked and answer question when it comes to CPR.