CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This is a temporary life-saving procedure that helps circulate oxygenated blood to the brain of a person whose heartbeat has stopped. Immediate CPR can increase or triple a person’s chance of survival after cardiac arrest.
CPR is useful in cases of heart attack or near drowning, where the patient’s heartbeat has stopped and requires prompt treatment. When someone’s life is in danger, no expertise is required; but simple knowledge is enough. Knowing CPR can make you a life-saving hero in someone’s life. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an organized, sequential response to cardiac arrest that includes:
- Recognizing the absence of breathing and circulation
- Basic life support with chest compressions and respiratory support
- Advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACLS) with airway and rhythm control
- Care after resuscitation
Americancpr.com presented[SD1] the following facts “Over 70% of all cardiac and breathing emergencies occur in the home when a family member is present and available to help a victim. Accidental injuries, including choking and drowning, are the leading cause of death in children — and send over 16 million kids a year to the emergency room. Statistics show that the earlier CPR is initiated, the greater the chances of survival. In fact, the American Heart Association estimates that 100,000 to 200,000 lives of adults and children could be saved each year if CPR were performed early enough.” A few such statistics help us realize the importance of participating in CPR training. Below is the data table of CPR knowledge scores for respondents who had CPR training.
The data in the table helps us to draw some information as follows. The number of trained people without a background in the health field accounted for 92/112 participants and accounted for a significant number of 90.8% in the population estimate column. The number of women participating in this sample is higher than men but lower than the population estimate. In addition, the percentage of people participating in CPR training for reasons of personal interest and other reasons accounts for a large number. In short, regardless of male or female, they are aware that it is necessary to attend CPR training. This comes from recognizing the prevalence of the problem, and the desire to help someone in any situation.