Before performing CPR, Look out for these warning signs. It could save a life.

Certainly, you have the desire to assist someone who is in need of medical assistance. However, it is not necessary to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on every individual who is clutching their chest. This is because the procedure needs compressions that are powerful enough to shatter ribs. Prior to getting started, it is important that you have a clear understanding of the distinction between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest.

One definition of a heart attack is the injury that occurs to a portion of the heart muscle as a result of a lack of blood flow or a blockage in an artery. CPR is not required for the majority of people who have a heart attack because their hearts do not stop beating.” It is possible for a person to have symptoms such as perspiration, chest pain, and shortness of breath when they are experiencing a heart attack. Even though they do not require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), they still require immediate medical assistance, which implies that you should phone 911.

Consider the difference between this and a cardiac arrest, which occurs when a person’s heart stops beating. Over three hundred and fifty thousand of these life-threatening incidents take place every year in the United States, as stated by the American Heart Association (and this does not include the incidents that take place in hospitals). On the floor, the patient will be lying in a state of unconsciousness, not breathing and not moving. Without cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and medical assistance, the person will pass away.

When someone needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the majority of the time the crisis starts in your home. Individuals that you know, such as a friend or a member of your family, are frequently the ones who are going to abruptly collapse.

Are you concerned that they are not experiencing a cardiac arrest or that you are going to cause them emotional distress? You are the only thing that is allowing someone to have their life saved when you perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on someone who is in need of it. Don’t be concerned about shattering your ribs; this is not a fate that is more terrible than death.

Once more, the first thing you should do is press the 911 button. Start applying pressure to the victim’s chest (more on how to do that in a moment) while assistance is on its way to the victim. Continue doing this until the professionals arrive or the victim takes action. If they become conscious or begin to speak, it is obvious that you will cease your conversation at that time.

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