Chest Compressions, Not Mouth-To-Mouth, Will Help

Chest-CompressionsIt has been recently revealed by experts that giving mouth to mouth respiration might not actually be healthy. Though it is believed that the kiss of life can be very helpful and can result in saving lives, there are many side effects included with the same.

When the practice was initially put into practice by the health authorities, the mere thought of having to put a mouth to mouth was something that would make people consider brining help from afar, rather than doing it on their own. Now it has been revealed by the British Heart Foundation, that for the purpose of saving lives, and reviving a person, the better technique would be the time-tested chest compressions, which would help in reviving the heart. They were of the view that before the ambulance arrives, hard and fast chest compressions are something that can help the patient.

The Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is something given to patients who have suffered a cardiac arrest, which is when the heart stops the function of pumping blood throughout the body. It is essential for one and all to learn these basic methods of reviving the sinking patient because emergencies can spring up, unalarmed, and it might be one’s loved ones who might be in need o help.

“Hands-only CPR should give lots of people the confidence and know-how to help save someone in cardiac arrest, the ultimate medical emergency. It’s been shown that hard, fast and uninterrupted chest compressions are better than stopping compressions for ineffective rescue breaths”, said Ellen Mason, the senior cardiac nurse from the British Heart Foundation.

The people need to be made more aware about these basic life saving methods, because it can be very beneficial for them and the people around them.