CPR Training: The Class Every Person Should Attend
Approximately 350,000 people are expected by the Red Cross to suffer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest or SCA this year, a life-threatening condition that can kill an untreated person in minutes. Average lifespan of a patient downed by SCA is seven minutes. If it goes above 10 minutes, survival is nearly impossible.
Everyone should be armed and know the basics of CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is a skill that uses a variety of methods in saving another person’s life. Once one masters CPR, he becomes an invaluable tool in the community. The skill is such a tremendous help that other countries have made laws and ordinances instilling CPR-related tools and teachings in its communities.
The importance of this skill makes CPR training all the more a pressing concern. Learning the skill must be done face-to-face with a certified instructor, hired and deployed by a legitimate organization. If you do not have any idea as to who is the real deal when it comes to training others with CPR, you can do a background check on those that offer lifesaving methods.
Once you figure out who to train with, you can use the Internet for supplementary information and skills. Other CPR-certified personnel may have their insights online, which you should definitely pick up for self-improvement.
The basics in CPR training go first. Chest compressions are first off the bat, followed by mouth-to-mouth revival. With higher studies, defibrillation can be taught, the use of AED’s and other electronic devices that aid in resuscitating a patient. If you are still a student, some schools have included revival in their curriculum.
Medical personnel are trained to do on-call revival. They have equipment and knowhow for a lot of situations. They should be called as soon as possible when there is a possible attack. Knowing how to revive with your hands and mouth, and shock paddles when push comes to shove, comes a long way. If you know how to save a life, you must also know how to consider the possibilities that may happen.
All successful revivals are met with trust. If you become really good with resuscitation, you can enter more trainings and become certified. It can generate an additional source of income, introduce you to more people and widen your networks, and provide you with more information. Knowing more information about revival will be beneficial for growth and credibility.
Chest compressions may not be enough. Temporary respiration brought by the “kiss of life” might not be able to bring a person back to consciousness. But being there with defibrillator in one hand and phone in the other might be the salvation a person needs. The problem with other people is that they sometimes think they can handle a situation alone, without a support group for backup.
Defibrillation is the only hope an incapacitated person may have for survival. When you know how to use one, particularly an AED, you can delay the inevitable for your patient. CPR training buys your patient seconds.