Basic Life Support





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Uploaded on Nov 15, 2010

Educational video demonstrating the latest CPR guidelines and techniques.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Half of all heart disease deaths can be attributed to SCA, a situation in which the heart abruptly stops working, so no blood can be pumped to the rest of the body. If SCA is not treated immediately, it causes sudden cardiac death (SCD). However, survival of SCA is possible if the victim receives help. Unfortunately, research shows that only about 1 in every 3 SCA victims receives bystander CPR.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPR can be life-saving if it is started quickly after a person collapses. It can prevent damage to vital organs and double a victim's chance of survival. CPR consists of two main actions, chest compression (to make the blood flow) and rescue breaths (to deliver oxygen to the lungs).

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