The Unsung Hero

September 15, 2015Comments Off on The Unsung Hero

Supposed you find someone lying down on the floor. What is the first thing that will come to mind in this kinds of emergency situation?  This kinds of state of affairs are fairly common nowadays especially for the elderly person may it be inside of a building or even their own houses and even outside like the party gatherings. It is then necessary for many especially those accompanying the common victims of fainting and such to know the basics of performing what we call the cardiopulmonary resuscitation or most commonly known as the CPR. CPR training is very easy to understand and learn even for the beginners with no background in any medical fields and such.

In emergency situations, the first thing that those under CPR training should learn is to be calm and collected during emergencies, for it is because if the respondent becomes alarmed and panic under these circumstances, chance are, the CPR will not work properly thus resulting into unfavourable results for both the casualty and the respondent. During CPR training, it is important that the student be able to assess the situation quickly and to make sure that the surrounding is safe from hazardous elements such as electrical wires, chemical spills, and even gas fumes that might be very dangerous not only for the fainted patient but also for the respondent. It is very important that the surrounding be assessed carefully and quickly for the respondent will not be able to help anyone if they become victims as well. The next part of the training is checking if there is any response from the victim by shaking or tapping the victim’s body for any response from them, check if the victim is still breathing or if there are any sustained injuries that might have caused some kind of incident. Checking the pulse of the victim is also important before performing the CPR.

When all of this is done, it is now time to perform the CPR. The respondent should now thrust the chest of the victim and also giving two breaths to the victim’s mouth for the air needed of the victim. It is important that the CPR be a continuous process until help has arrived and if possible, the pumping and breathing should be in a good pattern with no shortage of energy from the respondent. Thus, it is imperative for the respondent to be fit and have strong arms to be able to perform good CRP for the victim, it is for the reason that conducting a CPR could be very tasking and difficult with those who have weak arms.

It is important to know these basic steps of CPR. Undergoing professional training is the best way to be able to give the best CPR possible for the victim. Though it can be a hassle and also time consuming to undergo professional training, knowing these basic steps of performing the CPR could be very much a good changer for the circumstances that could very well change the outcome of one’s life in the process.