CPR can help in saving those lives.
During a cardiac arrest heart stops beating and blood flow stops, person starts losing consciousness within 15 seconds. Within another 30 to 60 seconds patient stops breathing and damage can happen to his brain cells in case of oxygen deprivation.
CPR helps the person’s blood keep circulating until more advanced tools can be used.
CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.
Keeping the blood flow active – even partially – extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once trained medical staff arrive on site.
In adult victims of cardiac arrest, it is reasonable for rescuers to perform chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120/min and to a depth of at least 2 inches (5 cm) for an average adult, while avoiding excessive chest compression depths (greater than 2.4 inches [6 cm]).
What do we need to do?
Akhil successfully completed the Hero in 30 CPR training course on Hands-only CPR, and has demonstrated proficiency in the subject in accordance with terms and conditions of the Global Health Fund. Course administered in accordance with the 2015 ECC/ILCOR and AHA guidelines.