Why CPR is Worth Learning

CPRHave you imagined being in a situation where someone is having a heart attack and you don’t know what to do? You don’t want to be helpless in this situation. Learning a first aid skill like CPR may buy someone some time until medical experts arrive.

According to an expert that provides CPR courses in various cities all over Australia, CPR is worth learning for a number of reasons:

Potentially Save a Life

Hundreds if not millions of people suffer from cardiac arrests all over the world every year. This happens when a disruption affects the electrical rhythm of the heart, preventing it from pumping blood properly. A person may lose consciousness, stop breathing or collapse when this occurs. The longer a person’s body lacks circulation the less likely they are to survive. When you know how to do CPR, you can help the person’s blood circulating until help arrives. Start CPR early to increase the likelihood of survival of the individual you help, notes an expert from Australia Wide First Aid.

Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation is Not Necessary

A misconception about CPR is that you have to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Changes in the guidelines make it unnecessary, if the person performing it feels uncomfortable or have yet to get professional training. All a person has to do now is hands-only CPR to help someone in need, which is effective in responding to sudden cardiac arrest.

It is Easy to Learn

Hands-only CPR is easy to learn; to do it properly, the heel of your hand must be at the centre of the chest. Place your other hand on top of the other while interlacing the fingers. Press down for about two inches then release. Perform this quickly with at least a hundred times within a minute.

These are some of the reasons to learn CPR; this skill may save a person’s life, if done correctly. When properly trained, you’ll be able to respond to someone who is having a heart attack or cardiac arrest.