Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a lifesaving technique that aims to sustain blood circulation and brain function. The American Heart Association recommends the mnemonic CAB ? compressions, airway, breathing ? when administering CPR to any person. You may or may not require proper healthcare training to do CPR, but you still need education.
Zurik Healthcare Institute, a renowned CNA school in Homewood, Illinois, provides CPR training and certifications to anyone wishing to increase their first-aid knowledge, especially nursing assistants. This program prepares you for emergencies, such as:
When water enters the lungs, a person might experience cardiac arrest due to reduced oxygen levels in the blood. That person will need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compression right away.
- Electrical Shock
During an electrical accident, turn off the electricity or remove the person away from the electrical source immediately using a non-conductor (wood, plastic, etc.) Remember NOT to touch the person if they are still physically in contact with the source. Then, apply CPR if there are no signs of movement, blood circulation, or breathing.
If a choking person becomes unconscious, perform CPR to open the airways while checking the mouth now and then. Chest compression may help dislodge the blockage.
- Smoke Inhalation
Inhaling smoke can quickly turn into something worse. Thus, CPR is immediately needed while waiting for medical help to arrive.
Our basic nursing assistant training program includes CPR courses that teach proper step-by-step administration. Experienced healthcare professionals will handle you throughout the training.