Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure used by by-standers, first aiders and medical personnel to manually circulate blood around the body when the heart has stopped working. CPR is administered when a patient is found to have no pulse or respirations. CPR is continued until either the patient has a return of a pulse, the rescuer gets too tired to continue, a medical professional takes over, or he is declared by a paramedic or a doctor.
Roughly 9 out of 10 people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of hospital dies. When CPR is administered immediately after sudden cardiac arrest a victim’s chances of survival is almost tripled! When we look at research it was found that around 70% of victims suffer cardiac arrest while at home. Whether you are young or old, knowing CPR can be the difference between life and death for your family, friends or work colleagues.
Choking is another major killer which leads to cardiac arrest due to the interruption of oxygen supply to the lungs and ultimately the brain. Choking has been called the fourth biggest cause of unintentional injury death and almost half of choking victims are over the age of 74. Food and dentures are often the culprits of choking in the elderly victims. The very young are also at risk of choking as they explore the world by placing objects in their mouths. Quick intervention following choking is crucial to relieve the foreign body obstruction to prevent cardiac arrest!
Absolute Health Services offers the well known BLS for Healthcare Providers course which is accredited through the American Heart Association (AHA) as well as the CPR for Professionals and CPR for Everyone which is accredited through the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa (RCSA). Our instructors are also all qualified paramedics with many years’ worth of experience in emergency patient treatment and we will ensure that you receive the best learning event possible!
CPR for Everyone – 3 Hours
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a skill that every person should know, as it has been proven that performing CPR assists in keeping a patient’s vital organs alive until professional help arrives.
CPR for Professionals -4 Hours
CPR for professionals is aimed at health care professionals and is accredited through the Resuscitation Council of SA.