CPR guide for beginners
CPR Guide for Beginners
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that can be used to help someone in a medical emergency. Knowing how to perform CPR can help save a life or prevent someone from developing serious medical complications. This guide will provide an overview of CPR and explain how to properly perform the procedure.
What is CPR?
CPR is an acronym for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing used to revive someone who has suffered cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping effectively, and CPR can help restore the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain and other organs.
How to Perform CPR
CPR is performed in two stages: chest compressions and rescue breathing.
Chest compressions are the first step in performing CPR. The goal is to compress the chest to circulate oxygen-rich blood to the brain and other organs. To perform chest compressions, place the heel of one hand in the center of the chest and place the other hand on top. Push down firmly and quickly with both hands, about two inches deep at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
Rescue breathing is the second step in performing CPR. The goal is to provide oxygen to the victim’s lungs. To do this, tilt the victim’s head back and lift the chin to open the airway. Pinch the victim’s nose shut and seal your lips around their mouth. Blow two breaths into the victim’s mouth, watching to see if the chest rises with each breath. If it doesnt, try repositioning the head and chin before giving the breaths again.
When to Perform CPR
CPR should only be performed when a person has stopped breathing or has no pulse. If you are unsure if someone is in cardiac arrest, check for a pulse and look for signs of breathing. If there is no pulse and the person is not breathing, begin CPR.
When Not to Perform CPR
Do not perform CPR if the person has a pulse, is breathing, or is conscious and alert. If the person is conscious and alert, do not perform CPR. Instead, provide comfort and reassurance and seek medical help.
CPR can be a life-saving skill, but it is important to understand how to properly perform the procedure. Knowing when and how to perform CPR can help save a life or prevent someone from developing serious medical complications