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The Importance of Knowing CPR

Nobody should underestimate the importance of knowing how to perform CPR. Knowledge of these skills could save someone’s life, and it could be a loved one.

Anyone who works with the elderly should know CPR. An otherwise healthy individual could suddenly experience a cardiac emergency. Your ability to respond immediately and appropriately can mean the difference between life and death in such a situation.

CPR can come in handy in many different situations and environments. You may be at home when a guest or family member has a medical emergency. You may be on your way to work or school when you happen upon an automobile accident with injuries. In many situations, emergency victims may need assistance before the ambulance can arrive at the scene.

Regardless of the situation, your ability to react appropriately is critical. You must be able to perform CPR correctly using the proper technique. An emergency requires you to respond immediately without hesitating.

CPR is standard in any Home Health Aide or CNA training course. Taking courses in person offers advantages that are not available if you choose to take the course online. Only classroom training offers you the ability to master the technique under the supervision of an experienced instructor.

A career in health care is one that can be fulfilling because what you do is important. The self-satisfaction that comes from improving a patient’s quality of life has effects that extend to every aspect of your life.

Learning CPR allows you to be in the right position to lend assistance if you encounter someone in need of those skills. You will be confident that you can do the right thing whether you are at work or at home. Nothing is more important than having the ability to save someone’s life before emergency responders arrive.

6 Responses so far.

  1. Scott says:

    What more is there to say, if you know CPR then you could save someone’s life, what is a more important reason than that to learn CPR and stay up to date on it? Any job I think should know CPR but especially in schools and public safety officials like police and fire fighters should know it. I have taken the course but it was many years ago and I need to do it again.

  2. Mary says:

    In addition, today’s job applicants are looking for work during one of the most dire times of unemployment in history. Unfortunately, very few are lucky enough to find gainful employment. On the surface these problems seem so big and complex. While there is certainly not one single solution to these multi-faceted problems, employers and job applicants can take some simple steps toward to achieve small, yet meaningful success. Among the many solutions, one of these small steps can be participating in CPR/AED certification and first aid training.

  3. Kevin says:

    There is always that awkward moment of shock after tragedy strikes. Everyone’s thoughts are racing, wondering, What is going on? What happened? What is wrong? Then the bystander effect kicks in, and it’s in these crucial moments that action must be taken. After only seconds of a person being unable to breathe, irreversible brain damage begins, gradually progressing, and unless someone acts a life could end. It doesn’t take a Doctor to step up to the plate; anyone can help if they know what to do. That’s why CPR training is important.

  4. Gertrude says:

    There are literally hundreds of organizations that offer certification in CPR. Because the government does not regulate CPR training programs, these programs have a lot of leeway to determine how they provide trainingand not every certification program is created equally. I do happen to know that the most well known names in CPR instruction are the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and the National Safety Council. The American Heart Association provides guidelines that a wide range of CPR training schools use.

  5. Douglas says:

    Myles, my four year old son, had somehow left the hot tub area and gotten into the adult pool. We ran over and pulled him out of the water, only to see his blue face and grey, still body, the color of pool concrete. He was limp, lifeless, his lungs gurgling – the image of what appeared to be my dead son. Another friend of mine realized two off-duty lifeguards were nearby. The sisters recently trained by the Red Cross in CPR, took over on compressions and breathing and saved his life. That is why it’s so beneficial to have this training.

  6. I like your point that emergencies require immediate response. Although there are a lot of ways to learn how to perform CPR like phone apps, I think that actually going to a CPR class is the most effective way to learn. I’m sure that in some classes they would even have dummies you can practice on to get hands-on experience.

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