CPR – What Is It? Let’s Find Out!

CPR - What Is It?

CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is not just for kids. There are plenty of adults that have no idea what the term means, and that makes it easy for them to make a mistake in what they’re doing. The first step in CPR is knowing the correct way to do CPR, so let’s take a look at this important task.

There are two ways to do CPR, the first being chest compressions and the second being mouth-to-mouth. Let’s start with chest compressions. When chest compressions occur, the person will try to increase the heart rate of the person doing the CPR by pushing their chest up and down. If you’re doing the chest compressions, your mouth should be closed.

Using The Mouth

Lung respiration occurs when you use your mouth to talk, breathe, and speak to a person. If you are doing chest compressions, your mouth should be open, and you should be looking down. The mouth should open up as your chest rises to the point where you can see the nose and mouth of the person you’re trying to help.

At this point, you can either stick out your tongue, or you can stick out your mouth. Your tongue will prevent you from choking a person if you should happen to have something stuck in your throat. On the other hand, if you’re using your mouth, you can keep it shut when doing CPR. The person doesn’t want to suffocate.

CPR - What Is It? Let's Find Out!
CPR – What Is It? Let’s Find Out!

Rate Of Compressions

Now, the next step involves the rate of compressions. At this point, you should be able to tell which way is faster. It will most likely take several compressions before the chest begins to rise and fall. It will allow the person to catch their breath.

After several compressions, you will begin to see which way is slower. The person will start to have a breath of air through their mouth after about three compressions.

At this point, the person should be very calm, and they should be alert. You should be prepared to make any adjustments that you need to give the person the best amount of air possible. You should also be aware that there is still another thing you can do with the mouth.

You should do both chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth during the entire time that you’re CPRing the person. The mouth can provide some amount of air to the person you’re trying to help, although it may be just enough to make sure that the person has enough breathable air. As the chest rises and falls, the amount of air that is going into the lungs is reduced.

At this point, the mouth-to-mouth will begin to add oxygen to the lungs. However, you should be aware that the mouth is also going to be a factor in determining how long the person has to live. It is still possible for the person to be resuscitated before their heart stops, though the better the person’s chance, the better it is for everyone involved.

In Case Of Emergency

Now, if you feel that the person has stopped breathing, you should begin CPR immediately. For example, if someone collapses at home, the first thing you should do is make sure that they get onto their back. The best way to know that the person is stable is to feel for a pulse.

CPR - What Is It? Let's Find Out!
CPR – What Is It? Let’s Find Out!

Another thing you should do is get your phone ready to call 911. You don’t want to risk having them fall on their head or have them slip and fall on their face. Also, don’t hesitate to press the button on your cell phone, because when you press the button, it will send out an SOS signal that will activate the emergency systems.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, remember that CPR is not a joke and that it can save a life. It’s important to learn CPR before attempting to do it for a stranger, but don’t go over the top. If you or anyone you know experiences an emergency such as CPR, then you should seek medical attention right away.

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