Not many of us voluntarily learn CPR, and if you know CPR, it’s in all probability because you had to learn for a job. Professionals in everything from healthcare to Houston swimming lessons have to be trained and up to date before being hired. But not knowing this life-saving technique can be a very alarming thing if you’re ever been presented with a situation that required it, especially if you have kids. As a family, you never know the impact it could have if everyone learns how to properly administer CPR.
What to Do If You’re Untrained
CPR is not as easy as it looks. If you are not careful while administering oxygen mouth-to-mouth, you can cause a lot of harm than good. The American Heart Association has revised it’s CPR standards, and now advises those who are not trained in CPR to skip mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Instead, you must only apply chest compressions at the rate of a hundred compressions per minute uninterrupted, till medical attention arrives on the scene to take over. This also applies if you are rusty on your CPR skills.
Administering CPR if Certified
If you are trained in cardiac resuscitation, the AHA has also modified the standard of care with reference to CPR. Instead of checking for an airway, or seeing if they’re breathing, you must immediately begin chest compressions at the rate of thirty compressions. Once you’ve administered those compressions, …