Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a combination of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions that delivers oxygen and artificial blood circulation to a person who is in cardiac arrest. It can be life-saving first aid.
A 'heart attack' occurs when the heart is starved of oxygen. A heart attack can 'stun' the heart and interrupt its rhythm and ability to pump. If the heart stops pumping, it is known as a cardiac arrest. This is because the heart does not receive enough oxygen and cannot pump blood around the body. There is no heartbeat because the heart is not working. When the blood stops circulating, the brain is starved of oxygen and the person quickly becomes unconscious and stops breathing. Without treatment the person will die.
Our CPR Course can help you to learn and practice what to do should you need to deal with Heart disease, Drowning, Suffocation