What is CPR?


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, otherwise known as CPR is a very important life-saving emergency procedure. CPR can help save a person’s life if their heart or breathing stops. The act consists of chest compressions often combined with artificial respiration. This is in an attempt to maintain any brain function until further medical procedures can be performed. The main purpose of CPR is to restore oxygenated blood flow to the brain and heart.

Many health professionals advise everyone to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and offer a variety of places to become certified. More often than not, accidents occur and tragedy strikes, you should know how to perform CPR in order to save a life. Anything could happen, at any time, preparing and learning skills to prevent these things can help yourself and others. CPR can prolong the inevitable by extending your life until you get to a medical professional. You could help many people with this skill.  Learning CPR shows results.  35% of patients that have had CPR performed on them have left the hospital without long-term injuries or mental damage. 

You can really help a lot of people by knowing how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Statistics show that more people who know CPR are more likely to have more protective instinct and become very aware of situations around them. I think everyone should be taught safety measures and procedures to help society, encourage people to do better, and save lives all at the same time.

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