Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a life-saving technique used during medical emergencies when a person’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

It combines chest compressions and rescue breathing to help continue circulating the blood to the brain and restart breathing.

People can need CPR for many different emergencies, including:

  • Accidents
  • Near-drowning
  • Heart Attacks
  • Drug Overdoses
  • And more

Starting CPR as quickly as possible is crucial because every second counts. The longer someone’s blood isn’t circulating, the quicker brain damage can occur. CPR should only be done when someone isn’t breathing or their heart isn’t beating.