Save A Life, learn CPR - likely to be a loved one Most...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Save A Life, learn CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure for manually preserving brain function until further measures to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. About 92% of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival. The 5 links in the adult Chain of Survival are: • Immediate  recognition  of cardiac arrest and  activation  of the emergency response system • Early  cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)  with an emphasis on chest compressions • Rapid  defibrillation • Effective  advanced life support • Integrated  post-cardiac arrest care that chance. Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. The life you save with CPR is mostly
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: likely to be a loved one. Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. YOUR ACTIONS CAN ONLY HELP. Save A Life, learn CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Cardio-Heart Pulmonary-Lungs Resuscitation-Revive If you see an unresponsive adult who is not breathing or not breathing normally, call 911 and push hard and fast on the center of the chest. Get an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) if possible. Push hard for 30 compressions and give 2 mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths. Repeat this cycle for at least 5 times or until help comes. Make sure the victim is lying on the floor when you perform CPR. They have to be lying down on their back or the procedure won’t work. So, Save A Life, and Learn CPR...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern