Learn how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation

It is essential that all people know the steps to follow in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) , in case someone in your environment suffers an accident or heart attack .

According to information published in the BBC , a survey carried out by theBritish Heart Foundation (British Heart Foundation ) found that about half of two thousand people interviewed could not give cardiopulmonary resuscitation , because they do not know how to do it.

In addition, 20% of respondents would not give breathing from mouth to mouth for fear of contracting infection .

For this reason, the organization has just launched a campaign in which it calls on the public to "forget about breathing from mouth to mouth "and concentrate on cardiac compressions.

What is a cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

It is a first aid procedure that is carried out when the breathing or the heartbeat of a person. This happens, for example, in accidents where an electric shock is suffered or in a drowning or heart attack .

When the breathing or the heartbeat can cause brain damage or death in minutes, if the flow of blood is not restored oxygen in the body. That is why it is essential to try to recover with CPR those vital functions in the body.

Resuscitation consists of two processes:

  1. Mouth to mouth breathing: Provides oxygen to the person's lungs
  2. Cardiac compressions: Keep blood circulating in the body

The following video shows the correct steps to be taken to help affected people:

The British Heart Foundation suggests that people hum the song ofStayin 'Alive of the Bee Gees to achieve a correct rhythm when giving the cardiac compressions. And you, have you ever given this kind of help?

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Video Medicine: How To Do CPR - Animated Video (February 2023).