CPR is used to keep the brain alive until help arrives. Brain damage begins in 4 minutes without CPR and is usually complete in 10 minutes.
No. Complete CPR includes mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions and is proven to be the most effective method, especially when the person administering has been trained.
First Aid courses teach you how to stop life-threatening bleeding, manage overdoses or poisonings, broken bones, seizures, burns, heart attacks, and much more. In many situations, it is important to be able to treat a victim immediately before an ambulance or other help is able to arrive.
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An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is a device used to administer an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart. Built-in computers assess the patient's heart rhythm, judge whether defibrillation is needed, and then administer the shock. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.
You can tell if the chest rises with ventilation. It is hard to determine if the chest compression results in a pulse. Do the best you can and don't stop. It's better to perform CPR imperfectly than not at all.
Yes, if a person moves his arms or legs they don't need CPR.