Stay Certified for Life
According to the American Heart Association, the number one killer in the United States is heart disease. Almost half a million Americans die each year from a heart attack. As a medical professional, these are the cases that you’re faced with everyday. But thanks to those on the frontline who administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), thousands of lives are saved each year.
What is CPR?
Cardiac arrest is generally caused by abnormal heart rhythm, which is also called ventricular fibrillation. When this happens, the heart will stop pumping blood. CPR is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing that is delivered to victims believed to be in cardiac arrest. Administering CPR early will keep a small amount of oxygenated blood flowing to the heart and brain, which вЂњbuysвЂќ the victim time until heart function can properly be restored by defibrillation.
How can getting my CPR certification help advance my medical career?
As a health professional, you are a life saver, and understanding how to properly administer CPR is a crucial component to doing your job. Earning your CPR certification just once is not enough. Techniques may not often change, but the recommended sequence of techniques may frequently change. It is vital that you stay up to date by repeating your CPR certification regularly. Also, it’s simple but it’s true that practice makes perfect. Time is of the essence, remembering how to administer CPR in a medical emergency becomes a lot easier when you have regularly repeated your CPR training. Your CPR certification is at the heart of advancing your medical career.