Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a technique that is often used to save lives in emergency situations such as heart attacks and in cases of drowning, where the victim has difficulty breathing or his/her heart has stopped beating. The AHA believes that the difference between an individual doing something and not doing something can save someone’s life. And thus have come out with three categories of individuals who can help out:
Individuals who wish to learn about CPR need to go for first-aid certification course and also learn how to use an automated external defibrillator, it is vital that untrained individualsstick to chest compressions and nothing more since the improper administration of CPR can be fatal. If someone’s breathing stops, ensure chest compressions are administered and that emergency paramedics are informed as well.