Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR
What is CPR?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a life saving rescue method that method that anybody can and should learn. It is a combination of both rescue breathing and chest compressions to provide blood flow to the brain and heart giving medical response time to arrive and administer professional aid.
Some facts according to the American Heart Association are:
- Administering CPR immediately after an attack can double or triple a victim's chance of survival
- 75-80% of arrests happen at home so if you have a spouse or children you are the first responder
- If CRP is not given, a victim's survival rate falls 7-10% every minute until aid is given
While there are some free CRP classes to be had, we highly suggest going through the certification process through organizations such as the American Heart Association, your local Red Cross chapter, or by contacting your local fire department.
Watch a short CRP training video created by Training UK LTD:
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