Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest.
Definition of CPR: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of rescue breathing and chest compressions delivered to victims thought to be in cardiac arrest.
Cardiac arrest is often caused by an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF). When VF develops, the heart quivers and doesn't pump blood. The victim in VF cardiac arrest needs CPR and delivery of a shock to the heart, called defibrillation. Defibrillation eliminates the abnormal VF heart
- 8 out of 10 cases of Cardiac Arrest occur at home/office and are witnessed by a family member or colleague.
- You have about 7 minutes to keep the Brain alive after a Cardiac Arrest.
Less than 5% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims survive because the vast majority of those witnessing the arrest are people who do not know how to perform CPR.