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How to Save a Choking Infant with AHA HeartSaver CPR, St. Louis.
What if a family member, a friend or an acquaintance suddenly collapses and loses consciousness while you are there? Would you know what to do? What if the victim was an infant? Would you know how to provid chest compressions, rescue breaths, or life saving choking techniques? Would you know how to provide CPR to save the infants or child’s life in a life threatening situation?
Unfortunately, most of us don’t. We may know more CPR regarding adults, but most of us know very little about infant CPR.
Watch this video on How to Save A Choking Infant.
Knowing what to do is a great advantage which allows you to save lives. That is why it is important to have the knowledge and skills. When someone collapses or becomes unresponsive, particularly if the victim stops breathing. The victim is most likely experiencing a condition may be cardiac arrest or respiratory failure that could be redeemed with HeartSaver CPR.
CPR means cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an emergency procedure classified only as first aid for cardiac arrest incidence. Its main purpose is to provide oxygen to the brain and other vital organs through the restoration of the patient’s heartbeat and breathing. When the brain did not receive oxygen for over five minutes it will suffer permanent damage therefore HeartSaver CPR by the American Heart Association should be done immediately since this increases the patient’s chances or making a full recovery. Because cardiopulmonary resuscitation is first aid, it keeps the oxygenated blood flowing to the brain only temporarily, when the patient has reached the hospital, other needed equipment are necessary to continue the patient’s breathing and heartbeat at a normal level. CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation has lowered mortality rates from emergency cases such as cardiac arrest. This is a very effective procedure in rescuing lives.
Not only health care providers can provide CPR, even the bystanders too. This is a good way to save lives and lower mortality rate through immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The American heart association has been encouraging anyone to learn CPR by playing videos in public areas such as the malls, supermarkets, bus stations and airports. This is because the chances of survival of a victim who is suffering a cardiac or respiratory emergency situation will increase when interventions are immediately provided by the bystanders witnessing the event. This will create a great impact in decreasing the mortality rate caused by cardiovascular accidents or respiratory failures and other incidents such as drowning, electrocution and choking. When the brain is deprived of oxygen for more than 6 minutes, irreversible brain damage is done which is fatal. And when immediate CPR is not done, specific brain damage occurs with every passing minute. When a bystander who has witnessed a cardiac arrest know how to provide CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) the chances of the victim’s survival will increase which will contribute with low mortality rates. Immediate intervention is required during a cardiac arrest.
The HeartSaver CPR for public offered by CPR St. Louis is offered to individuals who are non health care providers such as teachers, sports coaches, life guards, security guards, youth leaders, waiters and many more. Even if you are not a health care provider, knowing how to provide CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be a great advantage. It saves lives and this will come in handy for emergency cases in your family get together and even emergencies on the spot
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