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When you become injured or suddenly ill, you rely on emergency medical technicians to stabilize you and transport you to the nearest hospital. There, the emergency room staff will evaluate your injuries and decide on a care protocol. You may have several tests, and you may see several doctors and nurses to figure out exactly what is the matter and how it should be treated. Although you may not exactly enjoy this process because, after all, you are ill, you can at least appreciate the hard work these emergency care workers put in to save lives. This website serves to honor them by discussing their work in greater depth.


The Goal of Emergency Care

3 Reasons To Seek CPR Training

Tina Wade

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique used in numerous emergencies. Depending on where you work, you may view this training as a necessary requirement, but it is so much more. This training is easy and inexpensive, and there are numerous reasons to seek CPR certification, even outside of it is a work requirement. Here are a few of those reasons. 

1. You Never Know When Someone May Need CPR  

Would you be surprised to find out that there is a higher risk of someone having a heart attack or cardiac arrest on a Monday during the winter, early in the morning? While this is what some studies show, this is not the only time a heart attack or any other type of heart-related arrest or accident can happen. 

Numerous things can cause cardiac arrest besides heart attacks. Some of these include:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Electrocutions
  • Drownings
  • Drug overdoses
  • Respiratory arrest

Even something as simple as an electrolyte imbalance can cause a person's heart to go into ventricular fibrillation or have an abnormal heart rhythm.

When a person goes into cardiac arrest, it is crucial someone restores their heart rhythms quickly, either through CPR, a defibrillator, or medications. Unfortunately, it is often fatal without these immediate interventions when someone suffers from cardiac arrest. 

The cardiac arrest victim could be your family, friend, co-worker, or even a stranger. You may be the only one onsite with the skills to save their life. 

2. CPR Prevents Brain Damage and Brain Death

When a person suffers from cardiac arrest, and their heart stops beating, their body cannot circulate vital oxygenated blood. One of the first organs to be affected is the person's brain. Brain damage can occur within three minutes of their heart-stopping. 

CPR started within two minutes can produce positive results and help prevent brain damage. Your efforts can help keep blood flowing throughout the person's body until help arrives.

Your CPR training will also teach you how to use a defibrillator, a device used to send electrical impulses throughout the body and restart the heart. Your efforts may mean the survival or lack of lasting damage to a person's brain. 

3. CPR Certification Can Provide You With Confidence To Save A Life

When an accident or injury occurs, people's first response is panic. Unfortunately, this panic response often takes up valuable time the affected person may not have.

When you have CPR training and certification, you will know what to do in the case of an emergency. The training can provide you with comfort and confidence to use your skills and save a life.  

To learn more, contact a company like EMERGENT LIFESAVING CPR TRAINING, LLC