What is CPR?
CPR is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation it an emergent life-saving procedure you can perform on someone having a cardiac arrest or when the heart stops beating. CPR is performed on a person until help arrives this allows the blood to circulate to the brain and vital organs which is crucial for survival.
How is CPR Performed?
There are two ways to perform CPR
- Trained healthcare providers: CPR is performed using chest compressions and breathing. Chest compressions are administered 30 compressions and then 2 breaths. This is recommended by the American Heart Association guidelines for adults. The American Heart Association recommends performing 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]).
- General public or bystanders who witness an adult suddenly collapse we recommend using compression-only CPR, or Hands-Only CPR. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an out-of-hospital setting (such as at home, at work, or in a park).
About High-Quality CPR
High-quality CPR should be performed by anyone – including bystanders. There are five critical components:
- Minimize interruptions in chest compressions
- Provide compressions of adequate rate and depth
- Avoid leaning on the victim between compressions
- Ensure proper hand placement
- Avoid excessive ventilation
CPR certifications in Austin, TX
If you are interested in getting a CPR certification in Austin, TX please reach out to us directly by email [email protected] or contact our office by phone/text #512-200-2327. We offer online and in-person training in Austin, TX and surrounding areas.