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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)

Anyone, whether a coworker, parent or grandparent at home, or a complete stranger who suddenly falls down in front of you, can go into cardiac arrest from any what reason. Rescuing a patient in cardiac arrest depends on who observes the situation first. Every minute matters, the more time passes, the less likely it is to save or save the patient.
• The brain and heart cannot tolerate interruptions of blood flow and oxygen for more than 6 minutes. Failure to do so will result in permanent damage to brain and heart cells.

• It should be noted that even in developed countries it takes an ambulance 8 to10 minutes to reach a patient in cardiac arrest. 
• If external CPR is not available, survival of an SCA victim is reduced by 10% with a one-minute delay. Without first aid, the chances of survival, if any, are very low.
• C.P.R. It is important to return oxygenated blood to the brain and heart. As a result, the victim's chances of survival increased


Today, it's a moral responsibility to reach out to those in need. Adults should now be well informed about first aid techniques to save others. Life near or far from a person can be in the hands of those who help them. The reward for saving lives is not limited to this world. On the contrary, Allah Almighty, as Allah Almighty has said, reserves various rewards in the Hereafter. "And those who saved him as if they had completely saved humanity." 

What is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (C.P.R.)? 
CPR is an emergency procedure that combines human heart and lung resuscitation. Pulmonary resuscitation is done by pushing air and oxygen into the lungs through a ventilator. On the other hand, cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed by pressing the sternum against the patient's chest, pushing blood into vital organs, mainly the brain.

What is Cardiac Arrest?
Cardiac arrest is the sudden loss of heart function caused by the cessation of blood flow to the lungs, brain, and other organs.


Symptoms of cardiac arrest:
• Loss of consciousness. 
• Do not breathe.
• No pulse. 

What is Pulmonary Dysfunction? 
This is a sudden dysfunction of the lungs that causes the airflow into the lungs to stop, making it impossible to breathe. Therefore, it blocks oxygen to the lungs and other organs. Symptoms:
• Loss of consciousness.
• Not breathing.

What are the Causes of Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction?
There are many causes, including:
• Heart disease / problems / heart attack. 
• Respiratory problems / diseases.
• Defibrillation.
• Dependency. 
• Drowning / suffocation. 
• Cardiac arrest.
• Acute bleeding / blunt trauma. 

All the above cases are treated equally.

How to perform first aid / CPR?
1. When approaching a victim, make sure you are in a safe position, being careful not to be your own victim.
2. Make sure the victim is ready and awakens from a loud, almost vibrating phone call in your shoulder.
3. Thanks to all those who want to help. Ask for help, even when no one is around. If you get help from someone, ask them to stay nearby  until you assess the victim's case. 
4. Place victim on floor or hard surface and remove all pillows under head. (Watch out for victims who faint when they hit something.)


5. Make sure your airways are open, tilt your head and lift your chin.
To check that your airways are open, do the following:

A. Place two fingers of one hand under the victim's chin and lift your head. 
B. Place the palm of the other hand on the victim's forehead and press down. 
C. Look in the victim's mouth for foreign objects, dentures, and mucus. 
D.. If the victim has a trauma or bruise, do not move the neck and push the jaw to open the airway.

6. For 10 seconds, check if the victim is breathing in the following ways:
A. Use your eyes to feel the movement of your chest. 
B. Place your ears near the victim's mouth and nose and listen to the victim's breathing. 
C. Feel the victim's exhale on your face.

7. Do you breathe? 
A. If yes, place the victim in the ambulance position and wait for the ambulance.
B. If you are not breathing: 
• Call an ambulance and have someone come back as soon as possible.
•  If you don't have one, call an ambulance yourself.-
•  Every 1.52 seconds, use a technique called a Kiss of Life to slowly breathe two rescues. Check to see if your chest moves up and down between the first and second breath.

8. If you are well trained, check your pulse within 10 seconds as follows:
•  Check the larynx (Adam's apple) with two fingers of one hand. 
•  Pass both fingers through the victim's carotid artery to check the pulse. If you are trained, look for signs of life in the victim. 

9. Are there any signs of life or heartbeat? 
A. If yes, keep trying to save the victim by inhaling every 5 seconds until an ambulance arrives. 
B.. If not, follow these steps:
• Press the victim's chest to revive the heart. 

Perform 15 compressions as follows: 
• Manually check the outer limits of the victim's lower ribs. 
• Follow the lower end of the rib until the finger touches the victim's breastbone.
• Place the middle finger of the hand on the base of the victim's breastbone, then place the index finger next to it. 
• Replace two fingers with the palm of the hand behind the victim's breastbone. 
• Put the other hand on the first and perform the fingers. 
• Put your shoulders on your hands.
• Keep your elbows straight and use your weight (not just your arms) to push them down. 
• Compress approximately 5 cm from the chest at a rate of 80-100 compressions per minute. 

10. Breathe two more times. 
Continue 15 cycles of chest compressions to resuscitate the heart, rescue 2 lungs, then check pulse. If you do not have a pulse, check your pulse every few minutes.

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