Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is basically a lifesaving technique in case of an emergency situation. It is one of the most vital part of any first aid course that helps in keeping a person alive for a longer period of time till he/she receive a medical treatment. CPR technique is something that everyone should know how to do. CPR technique can be very helpful in a number of situations such as in case of a massive heart attack, when someone has been drowning or in case of a drug overdose, etc. This technique is very effective in an array of different emergency situations.
The most common way of performing CPR generally includes 30 chest compressions and 2 deep breaths, after that, again chest compressions and 2 more deep breaths. This process is maintained unless proper help arrives. However, the person who is performing the CPR must know how to do it properly otherwise it will be of no use. Further, there are many devices that are being used for CPR purpose.
Over the years, a variety of alternatives to conventional CPR have been developed with an aim of enhancing cardiac output during resuscitation. Several techniques and devices, which are used nowadays for CPR, need specialized training and equipment as compared to conventional CPR. For instance, Impedance Threshold Device (ITD), Mechanical Chest Compression Device, and Extracorporeal Techniques and Invasive perfusion devices are some of the most common devices that are used as an alternative to conventional CPR.