The Importance of Learning CPR Essay

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Let's hope you are never in a situation where someone is in need of CPR. CPR stands for "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation". If you are CPR certified, you then have the ability to save an individuals life. As an Emergency Medical Technician,I went through special training, where I was required to have learn how to preform CPR.
Idealistically, CPR should be performed only by people who have received proper training, however, brain damage can occur within minutes without oxygen. If no one else can help, follow these instructions to perform CPR. The first lesson that I have learned in the beginning of the EMT course is safety. If there is a situation where someone needs your help is unconscious,it is your duty to
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In order to make sure that the victims airway is open,place your hand on the victims forehead and two fingers on their chin and tilt the head back slightly to open the airway.Look, listen, and feel for breathing. Get close enough to the victims face to listen if victim can breath by putting you ear close to the victims mouth. At the same time ,look if victims chest is rising up.Do that for ten seconds.If you do not feel the victims breath, or cannot see the chest rising after ten seconds, continue to the next step. If there are no signs of life, place a breathing barrier (if available) over the victim's mouth.I would usually use an air mask that EMT's carry with them in the ambulance or in their side pocket. Give two rescue breaths and make sure to keep the air way open. Breathe slowly, as this will air go in the lungs not the stomach.Every time you give rescue breathe, keep your eye on the victim's chest.If the rescue breath goes in, you should see the chest slightly rise and also feel it go in.Then give a second rescue breath.If the breath does not go in, re-position the head and try again.After you successfully gave two rescue breaths, prepare for the hardest physical part of CPR. Place your hands on top of each other and place them in the center of the chest,between the two nipples. If it is an adult or child, use both of your hands. If it is an infant, use your two or three fingers of one hand on the

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