Cavendish Professionals are delighted to have CPR training conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This is an amazing opportunity for us to learn a life-saving skill that could potentially save a life one day.
What is CPR?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths that are used to keep the victim’s blood oxygenated and flowing until emergency medical services arrive. Regardless of one’s experience or medical understanding, anyone can learn CPR because it is simple to do so.
Importance and Effectiveness of CPR:
One of the leading causes of deaths worldwide is cardiac arrest. In the UK, emergency medical services attempt to revive victims of over 30,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of hospitals. When someone undergoes cardiac arrest, their breathing ceases, and their heart stops pumping. Within minutes, this can result in brain damage or even death.
CPR is an essential procedure that can keep a person alive until emergency medical assistance arrives. One cannot emphasise how beneficial CPR is. According to studies, performing CPR right after a cardiac arrest can boost a person’s odds of survival by up to 300%.
CPR instruction is simple and takes only a few minutes to hours to complete. The British Heart Foundation is one of several organisations that provide CPR training programmes. These classes generally teach fundamental life support techniques, including how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) and how to perform chest compressions and rescue breathing.