Sudden stop of blood circulation to the body and brain-known as cardiac arrest-can strike anytime and can lead to death in minutes, making it an ultimate medical emergency. The way you respond to this scenario can mean the difference between life and death. Surely, you want it to be the first rather than the latter. As such, it pays to know how to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), so you can take matters into your own hands, especially if you are a bystander or first responder.
This CPR Course is intended to give you good grounding on the principles and proper and safe delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when cardiac arrest and breathing emergencies arise. You will explore the meaning and importance of CPR, and also get acquainted with the bodily systems and their functions. As you progress in the course, you will be taught how to administer Heimlich manoeuvre, perform CPR on infants, children and adults and effectively used AED to revive victims. Updated guidelines for performing CPR and the possible complications that may arise when CPR is improperly conducted will also be touched upon this course.
Knowledge of CPR is a basic lifesaving skill that you can use wherever you are and at any stage in your life. When you know how to properly perform this medical response, you can confidently jump-start a person’s heart back to normal before help arrives, and give that person the best chance to live and recover.