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19th February, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off on Welcome to cprpros social media presence…

We will be doing weekly CPR and First Aid updates. This our first one.


 I have been teaching CPR since 1980 and recently learned about an interesting technique that might just save your life.

 The Johnson City Medical Center staff actually discovered this and did an
 in-depth study on it in their ICU. The two individuals who discovered this
 did an article on it, had it published and have even had it incorporated into
 ACLS and CPR classes. Save-A-Heart also includes this information in all of their CPR certification classes.

 A cardiologist says it’s true. Let’s say it’s 6:15 p.m. and you’re driving home (alone, of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. What can you do?
 You’ve been trained in CPR but they didn’t tell you what to do if you are by yourself.

 Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this advice
 seemed to be in order. Without help, the person whose heart is beating
 properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left
 before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain
normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. 
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Posted on: February 19, 2010

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