Imagine for a moment that you’re eating in a restaurant and the man at the table next to you falls out of his chair – unconscious. He is not breathing and has no pulse. His wife is frantically shouting for someone to help him – for someone to save his life.
Will you be ready?
After just 4 minutes without oxygen, the human brain experiences hypoxia – a dangerous deficiency in oxygen. After 7 minutes of hypoxia, permanent brain damage occurs. Studies have shown that CPR is most effective when initiated within 6 minutes of the heart stopping.
Quick action by a CPR-certified individual (like you!) will provide the oxygen necessary to keep a person alive.
If you are prepared with CPR training you can dramatically change the course of a person’s life! CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a powerful lifesaving technique for people experiencing cardiac arrest. CPR allows you to literally breathe the gift of life into a person – you can keep someone alive when they otherwise could not survive.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is composed of two components:
Artificial respiration- your lungs do what a person’s unresponsive lungs cannot. The air you breathe into their lungs oxygenates the hemoglobin in their blood.
Chest compression- is the driving force that carries the blood to their oxygen-starved brain. The CPR provider uses their hands to put rhythmic pressure into the chest wall, near the heart. Chest compression replicates the function of their heart in that it pumps oxygen-rich blood to their brain.
It is important to note that by itself, CPR is unlikely to “bring someone back”. The purpose of CPR is to sustain life until emergency services, like defibrillation, can be administered. When CPR is combined with emergency services, a person has the highest chance of survival.
As soon as a person stops breathing, CALL 911 and begin CPR.
CPR is a skill that you develop by practicing with trained professionals. The specifics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are covered in detail in CPR seminars. CPR seminars are a fun and highly interactive way to learn the skills necessary to save lives.
In fact, a CPR seminar is the only way to become a certified CPR-provider. I encourage you to talk with your family about becoming certified, for it is the only way to be truly prepared.
Please contact Independent Nursing Care today about becoming certified.
There are so many people in need of CPR every single day that I can almost guarantee you will save a life one day. It only takes a day out of your life to get certified – It will mean a lifetime to the person you help save.
Our CPR courses provide instruction on Basic Life Support/CPR/AED for adults, children, and infants.
For a complete list of upcoming CPR training courses, click here.