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Four Simple And Essential Aspects Of CPR To Consider

April 3, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Four Simple And Essential Aspects Of CPR To Consider

CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a valuable skill that everyone should know. In fact, by simply knowing CPR it is far more likely that someone experiencing some type of medical emergency will survive long enough for first responders to arrive. Here are four simple and essential aspects of CPR that are well worth considering. This is true for those with CPR training as well as those who have not gone through the formal training process.

Call For Help And Assistance If Possible

For example, when finding an unresponsive victim the first step is to always call 911. Once this essential step has been completed it is then important to check for breathing and responsiveness. The easiest way to accomplish this goal is to simply tilt the victim’s head backward. The next step is to call for help and assistance if available. This combined with gaining access to an AED or automated external defibrillator can increase the likelihood of a victim surviving a medical emergency.

Providing Two Quick Breaths

The third step in any CPR related event is to begin performing 30 chest compressions. This is typically accomplished using the heel of the hand in the middle of the victim’s chest. The other hand is placed on top of the first-hand while pushing motions are performed that are approximately 2 inches deep. The normal rate expected when performing this type of action is approximately 100 movements per minute. The next stage of CPR involves providing two quick breaths to the victim. While the victim’s head is tilted backward it is necessary to make a good seal and provide two quick breaths to the victim in succession.

Only Intended For Educational Purposes

Once this has been performed it is then standard CPR procedure to return back to providing chest compressions. CPR is an effective way to stabilize a patient until help arrives. To give a victim the best chance possible of surviving a medical emergency CPR can be continued as long as necessary until help actually does arrive on the scene. The information provided here is general in nature and is only intended for educational purposes. Those interested in CPR should consider taking a professionally administered CPR course in their local community. Contact Hastings and Hastings today to learn more about Phoenix personal injury attorney assistance that is focused and dedicated.