Posted in Uncategorized on June 8, 2011

CPR or Cardio pulmonary resuscitation is a process which combines rescue breathing and chest compressions to resuscitate someone who’s respiratory and circulatory processes have been affected. If someone faces major problems while breathing then CPR can be used to restore circulation of oxygen rich blood to the brain. CPR is used to save a person who is running out of breath. Cpr is used in many emergency cases such as a person drowning, suffocation, inhalation of smoke, electrocution and even certain cases of poisoning. It is essential for us to understand CPR as it can be used practically to save someone’s life. It is better to have detailed information about CPR which can be achieved by specialized through a course otherwise any misled understanding can lead to someone’s death.
One should be careful about performing Cpr. It is best to check the safety of performing the procedure before doing so. For example if someone has been electrocuted by touching an exposed wire, then first it is recommended to check if the person that the person is no longer in contact with the source of power or else the person performing the CPR can get electrocuted. Once CPR is administered properly, it is recommended that you evaluate the victim’s response. This can be done by looking for things like any sounds from the mouth, eye opening and movement of arms and legs etc. if the person responds, then you have been administering CPR properly. If the victim is an infant or a young kid then the same can be checked by rubbing the chest. After evaluating the person’s response the next step is to see whether the person is breathing or not.
To check for signs of life, the pulse needs to be checked, the heart beat needs to be checked, and at the same time you can look out for signs of nasal breathing. If the victim does not respond, the Cpr process needs to be continued till the person responds actively. There are three basic steps by which Cpr can be remembered very easily and that is the ‘ABC’ formula. A stands for Airway, B for Breathing and C stands for Circulation. Airway refers to the blockage of the airways. All the Cpr courses teach how to clear the airway so that the victim can easily breathe. Breathing rescue starts when a person runs out of breath and this is done by forcing air into the lungs. Finally circulation can be restored through chest compression.