Learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation can save someone’s life


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a procedure that can be done by anyone to preserve proper brain functions until some other actions are taken to resume blood circulation in body after a cardiac arrest. People must not be certified medial staff to do this procedure and it can save many human lives in times of need.

It should be started as soon as one sees someone experiencing heart attack. It can be understood if the person stops breathing suddenly or gasps too much. If the person is not breathing at all one must start chest compressions. The heel of one hand must be put on the middle of the person’s chest. The other hand must be put on top such that the fingers are interlaced. The pressure should be applied such that the hand sinks 1.5 – 2 inches. About 100 compressions must be done in a minute so that the normal blood circulation rate can be maintained manually.

After about 30 compressions one can try to start rescue breathing procedure. The nose of the patient must be pinched and a mouth to mouth seal should be made. CPR masks can be used to make the procedure easy. Air should be blown in the patient’s body so that the chest of the person rises. The chin should be lifted up to enable easy blood and air flow. If it is not possible then chest compressions must be continued until medical help arrives or the patient wakes up. Proper CPR can save a person’s life and everyone should learn it.