Meaning of CPR
CPR, or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a basic medical process that is administered on a person to keep their blood circulation up and attempt to restart the heart. It is a quick intervention that is used in cases of heart attacks or any other conditions that makes sure that blood keeps flowing to the vital organs of the body, and increase the chances of the victim’s survival until proper medical help is administered.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is beneficial to the victim only when it is performed the right way, adhering to the steps as close as possible.
1. Before rushing with the Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, shout and look for any help you might get from other people. Keep talking to the woman and let her stay conscious while calling an ambulance as well.
2. Gently roll the woman to have her lying on her left side, slightly leaning at 45 degrees or so. Check if she is injured in any way.
3. Use a jacket or blankets or anything else to support her back. Make sure the baby’s weight does not fully rest on the back.
4. Check for the woman’s breathing and see if it is regularly. Observe the rising and falling of her chest, check her nose and mouth for airflow and monitor her pulse.
5. Place both palms one over the other in the region between her breasts. Push down gently about 30 times for a duration of 30 seconds.
6. Follow it by holding the nose shut with your fingers, and breathing into the mouth of the woman twice.
7. Repeat the compressions of the chest and follow them with breath pumps again. Keep doing that until the ambulance arrives.
8. If you know the woman well, inform the hospital personnel about the pregnancy and any other information that you might know about her.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be administered only after you have received proper training and a certification in doing so. Giving CPR in an incorrect manner could further increase the fatality level for the victim.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be beneficial for the victim when given by the right person in an appropriate manner. When administering CPR during pregnancy, guidelines specific for a pregnant woman need to be followed, which will ensure the continued safety and pregnancy of the woman after medical attention.
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