Preview: CPR

Introduction

Welcome to CPR Training.

1. The Basics
2. CPR Statistics
3. How it works
4. Hands-only CPR
5. Scene Safety
6. CPR Guidelines 2015 Updates
7. How to Perform CPR for Adults, Children, and Infants
8. Animal CPR
9. Testing

The Basics

CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

1 Human Cardiovascular System

Performing CPR preserves brain function long enough for further measures to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest.

CPR is needed for any person who is unresponsive, is not breathing, or does not have abnormal breathing.

Breaths are provided by exhaling into the mouth or nose of the victim.

Devices can be used that automatically push air into the victim’s lungs. This is known as artificial respiration.

The 2010 American Heart Association guidelines recommend an emphasis on high-quality chest compressions as opposed to rescue breaths or artificial respiration.

Hands-only CPR, where only chest compressions are performed, is recommended for untrained rescuers.

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