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CPR training and its importance

CPR or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a lifesaving technique that everyone should learn. Though many of you already know the CPR basic, it’s better and beneficial to enroll in ABC CPR classes for you to have a better understanding of the process. You may use your skill as a volunteer teacher, or get a job in CPR training organizations, or perhaps you can teach your family from what you’ve learned from the training. You can also work as a CPR instructor once you become certified.

Knowing this life saving skill is preparing yourself for emergency situations you may encounter in the future. A CPR training course helps you achieve your goal, widens your knowledge and equips you with critical skills.

Heart Attack and Cardiac arrest are the two most common heart conditions that mostly happening in Adults ages 40’s and above. Heart Attack and cardiac arrest are two distinct heart conditions.  But, sudden cardiac arrest is much more dangerous which can lead to death if not treated immediately, because it occurs without warning. It could happen to anyone who has heart disease, which is so alarming.

In the following post, AHA or American Heart Association defined the difference between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest and what you can do to help when these two happen:

Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?

People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest is an “electrical” problem.”

What is a heart attack?

A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. The longer a person goes without treatment, the greater the damage. Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate and intense. More often, though, symptoms start slowly and persist for hours, days or weeks before a heart attack. Unlike with sudden cardiac arrest, the heart usually does not stop beating during a heart attack. The heart attack symptoms in women can be different than men.

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AHA stated clearly in the post what to do if you witness someone who experiences Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest. It also stated the importance of providing CPR immediately once the patient has a sudden cardiac arrest.  So an immediate action means a lot in order to save lives. The following article shows and explains how to do and perform CPR since its upgrade last 2010:

How to Do CPR on an Adult

Knowing how to perform both methods of CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on an adult could save a life. However, the recommended method for performing CPR has changed relatively recently, and it is important to know the difference.

In 2010, the American Heart Association made a radical change to the recommended CPR process for victims of cardiac arrest [1] after studies showed that compression-only CPR (no mouth-to-mouth breathing) is as effective as the traditional approach.
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From the two articles we’ve covered, it shows that learning CPR technique through CPR training is really important because you never know someone else may need your help. It could be one of your relatives, your friends, or other People who may need CPR in an unexpected moment. And so being equipped with the right knowledge, you could save someone’s life.

Here’s a CPR success story: How a High School student saved someone’s life by learning CPR in School.

 CPR Success: Teenage girl saves motorcyclist

Help came just in time for a Minnesota motorcyclist. Liz Lindgren, a soft spoken but courageous student from Champlin Park High School, was driving with her family to her sister’s school. They were going through a curve in the road when a motorcycle in front of them switched lanes, turned too quickly, and his muffler hit the ground. Liz said, “He just went flying into the air and hit one of the bridge supports and landed on the other side of the median. My sister ended up calling 911. Read the full story here. Watch out for the video interview below.

We’ve seen Liz Lindgren’s interview. She’s courageous enough for saving the guy from cardiac arrest due to a motorcycle accident. Her story is absolutely rewarding and unforgettable. It really sets a good example for those her age, and for others.

CPR training is useful and effective because it teaches you how to gain will power and confidence to help someone in need. It really takes courage to do that, and just like Liz, she knew what to do, she didn’t panic and used CPR First Aid training technique which she learned from her school. As a high school student, she’s required to take free CPR training as preparation for emergencies. CPR training truly increases knowledge of critical skills.

14 Responses so far.

  1. Tiffany says:

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  2. aur says:

    Thank you for this post. I always see how cpr is done via tv/other media, but after reading this i might actually want to learn how to do it properly.

  3. Maury Cheskes says:

    It’s definitely something good to know off hand. I still think they should have CPR seminars in schools.

  4. Scott Summers says:

    CPR is important yes. I am no medical pro but I will love to learn it.

  5. Alex Summers says:

    THat is a great Idea CPR training in schools just the basics. If they pursue a medical career they can learn it full on.

  6. Ricardo Zulueta says:

    Wow I’m learning a lot from this article. I did not know that heart attack and cardiac arrest are different. Heart attack is when blood does not flow in the heart anymore while cardiac arrest is when the heart stop beating.

  7. Darwin Dollete says:

    What a great story from youtube. It is an important skill if you know how to do cpr so that you can be a help in emergency situations like that.

  8. Mika says:

    I agree! CPR is a skill that everyone must learn. Thankfully, I learned it early on as a Girl Scout.

  9. Sheena says:

    I really admire the teen-aged girl who did CPR on the motorcyclist. She is a real hero. She was quick-witted and courageous.

  10. alfred says:

    It really is of great help if you are knowledgeable of the common first aid techniques like the CPR. You can really save lives.

  11. richard says:

    Salute to this kind of people. They never hesitate to help those who need immediate attention.

  12. Toni Fontello says:

    Many think doing CPR on someone is easy, but it is not. There are proper procedures to adhere to quickly in order to save a person’s life. It would be to everyone’s benefit to attend CPR classes.

  13. Ash says:

    Emergencies can happen anytime so it’s best to be always prepared. For this reason, I decided to enroll in a CPR class.

  14. Susan says:

    Interesting sharing. CPR is a valuable skill that we can learn because accident can happen anytime and anywhere. Salute to the girl in that youtube. She really a hero.

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