This week is CPR/AED Awareness Week sponsored by the American Heart Association.
What is CPR?
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is a technique used when a person’s heartbeat and breathing has stopped. CPR combines the use of chest compressions and rescue breathing. This procedure when done correct can save a person’s life by restoring blood flow to the heart and brain.
What if You Do Not Know CPR?
The American Red Cross suggest using “hands only CPR.” this involves no mouth -to-mouth techniques and giving the person chest compressions only.
Here are some links that demonstrate the use of CPR: