CPR: Giving your few minutes can save a life

Life is a beautiful gift to us! Wouldn’t it be valiance if we can save one’s life? Imagine what you will be doing if the person beside you gets some chest discomfort or a heart attack?

Two minutes of one’s life could be life-saving for another. Here comes the need of CPR, which stands for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Cardio means “heart”, pulmonary means “related to lungs” and resuscitation is a medical term which means “to revive”. It is a life-saving technique performed in medical emergencies such as heart attack or cardiac arrest, an effort to manually preserve intact brain function. CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart.

It can save one’s life, in the meantime, he/she is taken to the nearest medical facility.

The process consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compression. This is not mandatory that a medical person or some special kits and equipments are required for performing this procedure; anyone with basic knowledge of this technique can do it.

There is a need to educate people including health-care providers about CPR training.

Doubtlessly, the government is organizing small campaigns but we need these campaigns on the bigger platforms. Periodic camps or training sessions can be organized to aware and train people about the procedure and necessity of CPR as a skill. Rather these such skills should be a compulsory topic or activity in the school curriculum including self-protection.

These kinds of initiatives can increase the survival rates of our country. Even ‘we’ can arrange for such training sessions. We cannot change any rule but we can motivate and aware our community for the betterment of society.

Life is precious: whenever get a chance to save it, SAVE IT!

Article by Anu
Edited by Moumita Mazumdar

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