Who Should Know CPR

Who should know CPR? CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is an emergency procedure for reviving the heart or lung function. I think people should learn CPR because there are a lot of people that may need help during the summer especially. Younger people should know how to help if someone falls on the ground because of a heart attack or because they went into cardiac arrest. For example if you were in a store in the middle of the night and it was just you and a few other customers and workers and one of the customers goes into cardiac arrest what are you going to do? If you don’t know then you should learn CPR it can save lives.

There are two main purposes for CPR the first is to supply the body, mainly the brain, with oxygen which is why you should breathe into the person two times every ten to fifteen pumps. I really do think people especially the younger people from the ages of 12-32 should learn CPR because you never know when someone might need your help. Here are some of the things I learned during CPR class:

1.Don’t panic. If you panic you may do more damage then help.
2. Check for a pulse, if there isn’t one and you’re positive of that, then you can cut or tear their shirt so you can get to the place where you push.
3. If possible while you are doing chest compressions call another person to help you, you may have to guide them and tell them how to do it. When you get tired and can’t press anymore change people but have that person call 911 as soon as you call them.
4. When the paramedics arrive, don’t stop unless they tell you to. When they do back up and give them the space they need.

Who should know CPR? Everyone should!

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