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THERE ARE 2 TYPES OF CPR, CONFUSING RIGHT?

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28 March 2023

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There are two types of CPR – Confusing Right?

It’s confusing right?  When you watch TV or a movie and the characters perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in a manner that differs from what you learn in a first aid course.

There are two types of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in use today. A skilled first responder intervenes in an actual cardiac arrest incident, and in movies and television, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is performed.

What you are actually attempting to do in a cardiac arrest situation is buy some time until emergency personnel or a defibrillator arrive on the scene.

The idea behind chest compressions during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is that they operate as an artificial heart pump, circulating blood throughout the body and supplying oxygen to the brain and other essential organs.

If you don’t want to provide rescue breaths to protect yourself against COVID-19, you can still perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with simply compressions. But, the rescue breaths can also be beneficial to the casualty.

Yet, it’s crucial to remember that chest compressions cannot “restart” a heart that has stopped beating. For that, you’re going to require a defibrillator. Unfortunately, when you watch this on television or in a movie, which might cause some concern because your patient won’t suddenly come to life like it does on the screen.

Nothing is off-limits in the movie universe in terms of what can be accomplished. It’s commonly referred as a poetic licence.

The public’s impression of what to anticipate in the event of a cardiac arrest may be distorted by the unrealistic presentations and results.

While the victim in the movies is shown leaving the hospital that day and returning to work, there is occasionally worry after the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation effort.

It’s crucial to understand that this is fictional Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and does not accurately represent what happens after a cardiac arrest in real life.

Basic skills save lives.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation does save lives, and prompt defibrillation is practically necessary for positive results. First aid courses teach us to call for assistance swiftly and locate the nearest defibrillator. First aid knowledge is essential in our quickly shifting society. Our goal is to assist you.

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