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CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is a lifesaving procedure that is done when someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. This may happen after choking, suffocation, drowning, or other injuries. CPR involves:
CPR can save life, but it is best done by someone has undergone CPR course or training. The procedures outlined here are not a substitute for CPR training. Parents and those who take care of children must know infant and child CPR if they haven't already. The newest techniques emphasize compression over rescue breathing and airway, reversing long-standing practice.
There are many factors that make the breathing and heartbeat of infant to stop. Other reasons you may need to do CPR on an infant are the following:
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation should be done if the infant has the following symptoms:
The following CPR steps are based on instructions from the American Heart Association.
Most children need CPR because of a preventable accident. The following tips may help prevent some accidents in children:
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Do your poor choices in the past disqualify you from making good choices in the future?…Does what you did yesterday define who are today or who you will be tomorrow? Sergio Leyva, an inmate in the LA county jail, learned he could redeem himself though something as simple as CPR.
Back in August of this year, one of his correctional officers collapsed while suffering from a heart attack. Sergio and several other inmates rushed to help their fallen jailer.
“No breathing. No heartbeat,” Sergio said. “I did CPR on him. And, basically brought him back to life.”
“I didn’t see him as an officer. He’s a person. I was going to help that person, regardless of the uniform or no uniform,” he explained. “That man is someone’s father and I have a father. I would like someone to be able to help my father if that happened to him.”
“I’m really not a bad person.” he continued. “I’m actually a good person, I just made bad choices. That’s all. I know that if it were me laying on the ground, dying, that man would have helped me.”
And thanks to Sergio, his correctional officer is alive today because of his quick thinking and determination to show compassion in the most unlikely setting.
To take a CPR or first aid class give us a call at 503-538-2610 or www.cprnorthwest.com