Knowing CPR While Working With Children

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A recent study by the National Institutes of Health shows CPR to be effective in children who suffer from non-traumatic cardiac arrest due to drowning, choking or even electrocution. Choking is a common reason to carry out CPR in children under 5. The most likely need for CPR in children is due to respiratory distress and arrest which then will cause the heart to stop.

CPR is most successful when started as quickly as possible after you determine that it is necessary, which should only be administered when a child isn’t breathing or circulating blood adequately. What would you do if a child went into cardiac arrest? Calling 911 should always be the first step, but you should immediately start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before the professionals arrive because it would greatly increase the chances of survival.

CPR can save a child’s life by restoring blood flow to the brain, heart, and other organs and restoring breathing until advanced life support can be given by health care provider, when performed correctly. The Heart Center can provide students with the most educational and convenient training in the DC area. For more information visit our website or call 202-536-7972.

Emergency Training is great on your Resumes

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Preparing before an emergency incident can play a vital role. Ensure that workers and employers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs. Incident commanders may lack the necessary skills needed to ensure cohesive efforts without proper training in command, coordination, control, and communication.

Serious times call for serious training. One of the greatest assets to obtain would have to be CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certification. It is the process that’s done to provide a person suffering from cardiac arrest the chance to live. It is also imperative to have someone present that can immediately react to the situation and start the CPR process.

Taking a CPR course at The Heart Center can open your eyes to the reaction that you may initially make, and how to train yourself to get the proper mindset and take immediate action with a clear mind. As a candidate for a new job, you can tell them that you are confident and able to react quickly. For more information or if interested in taking a class visit our website or call 202-536-7972