DepEd Balanga City


Written by: Ma. Donnabelle S. Nisay

CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the guts stops beating. Immediate CPR can heighten the chances of survival after asystole.

This is a combination of 30 chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 a minute, and 2 rescue breaths for 5 cycles (for 2 minutes), continuously until Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may be a lifesaving technique that’s useful in many emergencies, like a heart attack or near drowning, during which the heartbeat of an individual has stopped.

CPR procedures may be summarized as the ABCs of CPR—A referring to airway, B to breathing, and C to circulation. Hands-Only bystander CPR (compression-only) is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths.

In other words, it’s unnecessary to modify between performing chest compressions and administering rescue breaths. This alleviates the risk of tissue death and oxygen deprivation when taking too long to administer such breaths It is recommended for use by people who see an adult suddenly collapse in the “out-of-hospital” setting, but the traditional CPR (30 chest compression:2 rescue breaths for 5 cycle) practice might help in situations of drowning.

Why do people do not want to perform CPR?

The most common reason people gave for being reluctant to perform CPR is fear of hurting the victim. Many people hesitate to perform CPR because of lack of knowledge. They worry that they’ll do more harm than good. The thing is, if you are doing CPR right, it is unlikely that the ribs will be broken.

Compressions should be at a depth of about two inches on a full-grown adult so as to urge the blood occupation the body. Other concerns include fear of catching disease, fear their skills were inadequate and fear of being accused of sexual assault or inappropriate touching.

You don’t need a special certification, but you do need to be Educated. If cardiac arrest happens to someone near you, don’t be afraid—just be prepared!

If you have been trained to perform CPR, with or without certification, you need to act.

There is no way around it; if you do not do CPR, the victim will die. If you do CPR—even if it is not perfect—there is a far better chance of survival. If you do nothing, the person is likely to die.

Studies have shown that there’s almost no chance that you simply will hurt the person. While it is rare that a rib will be broken during CPR, doctors can repair broken ribs, but not death.

If the victim features a pulse and is breathing normally, monitor them until emergency responders arrive. If the victim features a pulse but is breathing abnormally, maintain the patient’s airway and start rescue breathing. If at any point there’s no pulse present, begin administering CPR.

“Everyone deserves to urge CPR and an opportunity of an excellent outcome when an individual collapsed publicly, the prospect of survival decreases by about 10% per minute, so, the probability of injury from bystander performing CPR is really, really low. Knowing the perception is there that helping someone might hurt them, we now know we’ve to combat this.

“We want to encourage strong public education on the importance and positive benefits of knowing how to do CPR,”.

CPR theories must be taught in the elementary pupils who are at age and especially high schools should be taught to perform CPR…

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