What is CPR

CPR is also called as Cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is an emergency treatment provided to the person suffering from a cardiac arrest. CPR plays an active role in providing brain and the lungs with free and continuous flow of oxygen so that a person regain backs his or her consciousness. 

In an average a brain of a person can survive without oxygen for not more than five minutes. The lack of oxygen subsequently leads to a permanent damage to the brain causing sudden death.  

CPR enhances the recovery chances in a patient. It is although not considered as the end means to make a person survive. In fact it is just a temporary treatment that is provided to the sufferer to keep him pumping with sufficient oxygen till such time other emergency care alternatives are executed. 

CPR is utilized especially when there are no other means and methods like defibrillators that are easily available to treat a patient suffering from breathlessness. It is usually performed by some of the experienced and medical professionals to treat patients in immediate and emergency situation when they have almost lost their rate of pulse. 

The entire process of CPR involves mouth to mouth oxygen breathing and chest compressions to a patient. A regular standard is to give 2 deep breathing followed by 30 chest compression. The entire process in then repeated number of times till such time the person have regained his consciousness. 

CPF is performed on the people suffering from: 

  • Heart Attack or cardiac arrest
  • Have being drowned,
  • Had any poisonous or drug overdose effect
  • Choking victims
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Accidents,
  • Emergencies,
  • Suffocation
  • Injuries caused due to Electrocution

A person of any age can be provided with a CPR treatment. Even children’s and animals are included in this category. The main target behind providing an expert administration of CPR is to restore back the oxygen rich circulation and breathing in a patient till other life support means are utilized by the health care service providers.

Even a common man can advance a CPR treatment to the patient provided he has gained sufficient knowledge, information and skills to perform it. A correct technique and procedure forms an essential part of an effective administration of CPR to a patient.

CPR is also required to be administered on emergency basis. It is also important to know the exact cause and symptoms of a breathing attack since CPR can only be provided when a patient not breathing or the blood is not circulating properly and adequately in the body. Thus, person giving a CPR treatment must himself have adequate information and knowledge on the entire concept before hand providing any treatment to the sufferer.