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.
Automated external defibrillators are crucial in saving a person from cardiac arrest. These lightweight and easily portable devices deliver an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock delivered can potentially stop an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) to allow a restored natural rhythm to take over.
With the world currently in a state of shock and stillness, brought on by a newly discovered virus which caused a pandemic, everyone is slowly coping in their own ways and getting better. Everybody and every organization in the world are helping together to fight the virus and contain it. The lives of the coronavirus patients are sure to get easier and better as time flies by, especially because with what all the help they are receiving around the world.
Concurrently, the world is facing a pandemic that caused it to come to a standstill. These times require for solidarity and cooperation among every one of us to be one in overcoming and banishing the disease. As of writing this, possible vaccines for the disease are currently being tested and developed for mass use. A recent study warns that until an official working vaccine that can be used for mass use is developed, lockdowns and quarantines should not be lifted, as the virus could still further spread if there does not exist a working vaccine to contain it.
As we all know, with the escalating situation of the coronavirus pandemic, it has brought the entire world into a standstill. Just for a refresher, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease brought about by a newly uncovered virus. The disease causes illnesses in the respiratory system (such as the flu, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc.) with symptoms also associated with the aforementioned illnesses (e.g. cough, fever, tiredness, and in severe cases, difficulty in breathing).
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly communicable disease caused by a newly discovered virus. The disease causes respiratory illnesses (such as the flu and even pneumonia) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, tiredness, and in severe cases, breathing difficulties. If not attended to right away, it can quickly lead to more complications.
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