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CPR – Simple Techniques That Save Lives

Sudden cardiac arrest occurs in individuals who have some form of heart disease, and it’s one of the leading causes of death. Most of these attacks occur in a person’s home or work place. It has been proven beyond any doubt that CPR increases the survival chances of a person suffering from a sudden attack.

Why attend CPR classes? Because immediate CPR provides much needed oxygenated blood to the heart and brain and keeps individuals alive until further medical help arrives. CPR can also help people who have stopped breathing due to drowning, trauma and more.

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation is a lifesaving technique that consists of chest compressions and rescue breaths. Invented in 1960, this technique has saved the lives of millions and helped them live longer.

The importance of CPR has been widely acknowledged and an increasing number of people are getting training to administer effective CPR. It’s often the first medical procedure that is needed before professional medical aid arrives.

There are numerous institutions and centers that offer CPR training programs to individuals belonging to different walks of life. The card that is given after successful completion of the training is nationally accredited and is accepted by employers all over the nation. The CPR card is valid up to 2 years.

There are different types of courses. Training is provided for adult CPR, child CPR and even infant CPR. The training is done on a mannequin.

These days there is growing awareness of the importance of CPR skills, and even the common person is interested in learning CPR in case his or her loved ones requires it. This course empowers a person to act when a loved one is undergoing sudden heart attack. Instead of standing around helpless, the trained person is able to act and save a life.

Many schools also see that their students learn this basic technique. Anyone over the age of nine is qualified to attend CPR classes and get the CPR card.

A person can begin a course at any time. The top training programs do not have a waiting period, and a card is issued on completion of the course. Highly qualified and nationally certified instructors teach people how to administer the techniques that not only save individual lives but also families.

Why attend CPR classes? Because anyone who holds a valid CPR card has the right to perform CPR anywhere, be it in school, college, the workplace or public areas. When an individual’s Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation card expires, it has to be renewed before that person is allowed to perform CPR again. The renewal course usually lasts for a few hours.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Emma says:

    I just watch a thirteen year old get recognized for saving his friends life who was choking by doing the Heimlich maneuver on him. I think everyone should learn this stuff because just like this kids mom taught him if you see someone in trouble you should do what you can to help not run the other way to keep from getting involved.

  2. Louise says:

    My husband took a CPR course that was required in his truck driving school but he was telling me that they don’t practice the breathes anymore they just do the compressions is that true? I need to take one of these courses because my husband is high risk for a heart attack and I want to be able to save his life until medical help gets here. Thank you for this reminder.

  3. Marybeth says:

    I am going to sign my entire family up to take CPR because this is something that I think we all should know so that someday if we had to we could help someone in need. I also want my family to know it so if something were to happen to one of us the others could possibly save their lives. Thank you for posting this and making me think about it.

  4. Lisa says:

    Where can a person go to take a CPR class? Is this something that has to be done through the red cross or do they give these courses elsewhere? I was thrilled by your post, because I feel that everyone needs to know what to do in case of an emergency so that you can save someone’s life if possible. Thank you for the work you have put into this.

  5. Karen says:

    I learned CPR when I was in school but from what I am hearing these days they have changed a lot about you do it, is that true? We were taught to give so many breaths and then compressions, tilt the head back to clear the air way etc. and now I guess they don’t move the head and they don’t do the breaths just the chest compressions?

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