Showing posts with label CPR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CPR. Show all posts
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Protect your family with a CPR Refresher

Would you love to know the basics of CPR in case a friend or family member is ever in need? Be a Shield is offering a free CPR refresher campaign, in which you can refresh and relearn all of the important aspects of CPR in order to protect those you care about.
Did you know nearly 90% of the 380,000 cardiac related deaths in the US happened at home? The life you save could be a life you love.

It is important to be aware of all the harmful chemicals in our children’s toys, and our homes. We all do a lot of research I have noticed but I wonder how many of us know basic CPR and how many of us could use a great and simple refresher? We do so much to keep our children safe shouldn’t we know these basics?

When the Be A Shield program came to my attention, I knew that it was something I wanted to share with all of you.

Over 70% of Americans feel they are not properly prepared to handle an emergency and life threatening situation such as choking, cardiac arrest, or  pulmonary arrest (loss of breathing).

It is just what many of us need. It can help us protect those in our family and community by helping us review CPR, choking and heat exhaustion.

It is 100% free!
Photo credits: ACLS National Be a Shield

What you will learn in the CPR Refresher 

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure where giving chest compressions and/or rescue breathing to a person in cardiac arrest.  There are many different methods and proper procedures to follow that’s why keeping current on the latest innovations is so important.

In 2010 the American Heart Association released updated guidelines for CPR placing a greater emphasis on compressions to maintain circulation.  Throughout the CPR review you will learn how to check for a pulse, open an airway, give a rescue breath and how to deliver a chest compression. As you learn these steps, pay careful attention to the instructions for chest compressions. A key phrase to remember during chest compressions is to push hard and fast. Pushing hard and fast (100 compressions per minute) promotes better circulation by delivering effective compressions.

The "Be A Shield" CPR refresher campaign stresses just six steps you can read to help in providing CPR to an adult, child, or infant.

  • Step 1: Assess Responsiveness
  • Step 2: Check for a Pulse
  • Step 3: Chest Compressions
  • Step 4: Giving Rescue Breathing
  • Step 5: How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver
  • Step 6: Identify and Treat Heat Exhaustion

A special thanks to ACLS National for partnering up with So Sew Mama to bring you all of the information in this post. It is always a great idea to refresh your CPR knowledge. Who knows, it could save a life! The ones that we love are important, and should be protected. That is why I felt that the opportunity to write a post for such a cause was important. I'm CPR certified. You should be too!

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