“Hands On” CPR: What to do to Save a Life.
Here in The Charlotte, Concord, Matthews, Rock Hill and surrounding areas we teach others how to do known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Commonly called CPR. This is the life-saving operation that keeps a heart beating until medical help can arrive.

One of the ways to perform this life-saving operation is with your hands. In this article we are going to go through the steps of “Hands On” CPR.

Hands-Only CPR
Why Study Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by Doing It Yourself?
A major killer is cardiac arrest, which is an electrical problem in the heart that breaks blood flow to vital organs including the brain and lungs and causes an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). More than 350,000 cardiac arrests outside of hospitals are reported annually in the US.

Someone nearby must administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) soon after a cardiac arrest if the victim is to survive.
The American Heart Association reports that about 90% of persons who experience a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting will not survive.

By administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as soon as possible, the chances of survival for a person experiencing a cardiac arrest can be increased by a factor of two or three.

Stand Out for the One You Care About
In an emergency, administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is likely to be your way of attempting to preserve the life of a loved one, whether it be a child, spouse, parent, or friend.
Dial immediately.
You can get the emergency assistance you need as the telecommunicator on the other end of the call helps you.

One Life Can Be Saved Through Music

The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” Beyonc√©’s “Crazy in Love” with Jay-Z, Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” and Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line” are just a few instances of songs. Training to the beat of a known music makes people feel more confident and increases the likelihood that they will recall the correct rate when performing Hands-Only CPR.
Following the rhythm of the aforementioned songs can help you determine the appropriate rate of chest compressions to use while doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Just Ninety Seconds to Find Out How to Prevent Death
Check out the short video. To view the instructional video on Hands-Only CPR and to share it with the people who matter to you, visit heart.org/handsonlycpr. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone learn conventional CPR after completing Hands-Only CPR, which is a good starting point. Go to atheart.org/CPR to locate a CPR course in your area.
Infants and children, as well as victims of drug overdose, drowning, or collapsing due to breathing problems, should still undergo cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with chest compressions and breaths, according to the American Heart Association.

Sign up and Register for your AHA Card today https://cprworksofcharlotte.enrollware.com/schedule

We Teach classes in the following areas:
Charlotte
Rock Hill
Gastonia
Concord
Cornelius
Monroe
Harrisburg
Matthews
Mint Hill
Fort Mill
Indian Land
Kannapolis
Belmont
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