Knowing CPR Could Save a Life

CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a medical method used to return life to a person in an emergency situation such as cardiac arrest, drowning or other such circumstances. This method for the most part has a great success rate and knowing how to administer CPR could help you to save a life. If you own a pool or even if you have kids, then you definitely have a reason to learn how to resuscitate someone. If an accident occurs then you will have the knowledge to keep them alive until professional help arrives. Always make sure someone calls an ambulance as well.

As a pool owner, it is important for pool inspections in Brisbane to be carried out to ensure that your pool complies with the new pool safety regulations that came into effect on the 1st of December, 2010 with the aim to lower the rate of accidental drowning in children. Along with making sure your pool and fencing is in compliance, enrolling in a CPR or first aid course is a great thing to do. Imagine how it would feel to have the ability to save someone’s life, whether they are the victim of drowning or an accident or cardiac arrest. Having the ability to save a life is an amazing gift to have.

So what is involved in cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Cardiopulmonary resuscitation involves chest compressions at a rate of at least 100 per minute. This creates artificial circulation by manually pumping the blood through the heart. By also breathing into his or her mouth or using a device that pushes air into their lungs, otherwise termed as artificial respiration, this method is also a great help for someone who has stopped breathing. For those not trained in CPR, chest compressions only are recommended.

The main purpose of CPR is to keep oxygenated blood partially flowing to the brain and heart as it may delay tissue death and extend the window of opportunity to get the heart started through electric shock treatment, better know as defibrillation which is needed to restore a viable pulse. Keeping the blood flowing even partially aids in keeping the victim from suffering brain damage provided that CPR was commenced quickly.

So for the sake of your family, if you own a pool then it is important to take a course in CPR as well as making sure there is a CPR sign in the pool area where it can be seen. As well as making sure your pool is in compliance and obtaining a pool safety certificate, you can register your pool with the Pool Safety Register. All of these things go a long way towards keeping your loved ones safe.