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CPR Training - What Is CPR?

CPR training teaches people – medical professionals and those in different industries too – how to perform CPR. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and is a way in which oxygen can still be sent to someone’s brain even if they are not breathing. CPR works by alternating pressure on the patient’s chest with what are known as ‘rescue breaths’. If done correctly, this kind of medical training can save lives. Someone who has been drowning, who has taken a drug overdose, or who has been choking and is now unresponsive could be saved in this way. It is particularly useful after someone suffers a cardiac arrest.

How Can Medical Training Help After A Cardiac Arrest?

Having the right kind of professional medical training – particularly in regards to CPR training or venepuncture training – can make the difference between someone making it to hospital for medical treatment or sadly passing away before help can come. It is a responsibility, but one that everyone should be prepared to take on, which is why getting involved in training is so important. People can suffer from a cardiac arrest even if they appear perfectly healthy – it can happen to anyone at any time, although some are more prone to the issue than others. A cardiac arrest occurs when someone’s heart stops beating. When that happens, their blood is no longer pumped around their body, and oxygen is therefore not reaching the brain. If this happens, the patient can die within just a few minutes without any kind of medical attention. Resuscitation training, including CPR training, can keep that person alive. It is important to know that a cardiac arrest is not necessarily the same as a heart attack – during a heart attack the patient may stay conscious, and, more importantly, may continue to breathe. But no matter what has occurred, and no matter what amount of CPR and first aid training you have had, you must call 999 immediately in order to give the patient the best chance of survival. Where the heart has stopped beating, CPR allows a person with the training and knowledge to basically take over the role, therefore pumping the blood (and oxygen) around their body, while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

What Does Local CPR Training Involve?

Depending on what you need and want from a local CPR training course, the course itself can involve many different aspects. They can often be tailor-made to your requirements, and your training company will be able to discuss your options with you. One aspect of training that is incredibly useful and popular during CPR courses is CPR defibrillator training. A defibrillator is a machine that gives someone suffering a cardiac arrest an electrical shock through the chest wall and directly to the heart. This shock – which is extremely high energy – is called defibrillation. If you know how to use one, you can increase someone’s chances of survival hugely, even more so than CPR alone. If you find that someone has had a cardiac arrest, you must call 999 and start CPR. But it is important to find out if there is a defibrillator nearby because if so, using it will help enormously. Defibrillators can be found in many public places these days including train stations, leisure centres, airports, and shopping centres amongst others. But since not everyone is confident and capable of using one correctly, even if they are required, they can often be overlooked, or even deliberately ignored for fear of doing more harm than good. In fact, though, with the right training, defibrillators are relatively easy to use. With CPR training that includes the use of a defibrillator, you will know exactly how to use this kind of device, and be confident to do so in situations that require it. ECG can help.

Expert CPR Training Available For All From ECG

Specialist medical training including CPR training is such an important part of day to day life for both healthcare professionals and members of the public. That’s what we at ECG offer: a huge range of different training options to suit all your needs. Our website (http://ecgtraining.co.uk/) has details of all our courses including pricing, and we are also able to supply bespoke options if these are required. Please contact us on 0845 423 8993 or email enquiries@ecgtraining.co.uk for more information. The medical training courses we provide are exceptional value and could help your organisation to save lives.