Friday, 2 March 2012

3 Important Facts About How You Can Save Lives With CPR Courses

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Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure performed on any individual who is breathing abnormally or who is unable to breath because of non-pumping of blood by the heart. In such a case, manual stimulation is provided by either pressing the palms outward on the chest and repeating this movement a minimum of 20 times, in order to facilitate breathing. If not this, artificial respiratory techniques are used until better medical help can be accessed. It has to be remembered though, that this is only transitory help. CPR cannot do all the work by itself, it does require greater help to normalise breathing.

CPR courses are given to individuals who believe they can make a difference in people's everyday lives. Many cases have been reported of how lives were saved at the last minute, at everyday areas like swimming pools, traffic areas etc. because of timely CPR.

• CPR courses do not take a long time to accomplish; they even be can be taken online with the advent and spread of technology and some are also free! Gone are those days when workshops were being offered in places far away, and traffic jams and lack of motivation cited as constant excuses. Now, in the comfort of your own home, with your family members by your side, you can also sign up for group packages or single, depending on your requirement and catch up on some life- saving skills. You never know where something like CPR can come in handy.

• It is also necessary to choose the right course conducted by certified medical professionals who let the action performed be viewed from every angle. CPR not performed in the correct way can lead to problems, including death. After all, this is a way of making the person in trouble continue on until professional help arrives, hence is a high-risk act.

• Those conducted by Red Cross or by the American Medical Association are suggested because experts conduct the online workshops as well as the personal ones, and can be held accountable for any discrepancies. Most CPR courses are a few lessons long, and can sometimes include artificial respiratory stimulation. Though this is now not regarded as part of CPR as it is very rare for people without long training in first aid to perform it successfully, they have reduced the pressure and risk by limiting CPR to heart stimulation.

We have all watched films and videos where action provided in the nick of time has saved the protagonist from danger. It's a common enough visual and many of us may be tempted to perform it on our own. But be reminded that it is not as simple as it looks. There are as many points to note about the pressure of chest compression, the position of the hands etc. as with any other task. This is not a task to be taken lightly, because remember the power to save a life rests in your hands, if you do it right.

For more information, please visit our CPR courses website.

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