Cardiac arrest, these days, is one of the leading causes of death in adults. It is a medical emergency and can strike without warning, affecting people of all ages and all fitness levels. However, with the knowledge of CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation), one can easily save the lives of these unsuspected victims of cardiac arrest.
CPR is an emergency procedure that combines chest compression with artificial ventilation in an effort to preserve intact brain function manually until further measures are being taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. It is a lifesaving technique which is useful in many emergencies such as heart attack or near drowning, in which a person’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.
CPR training program is a community-focused, comprehensive training program in emergency resuscitation for the lay rescuer. The training includes a two year certificate and covers the following topics:
• Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the “Chain of Survival”
• The Essentials of Resuscitation
• Using Barriers
• Initial Assessment Process
• Clearing the tongue from the airway, head-tilt, chin-lift
• Protecting the Airway-Recovery Position
• Unresponsive Patient
• Ongoing Assessment
• Clearing a Foreign Body Airway Obstruction