There is nothing more scary than to not be able to breathe. This condition is called , anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis causes your immune system to release a flood of chemicals that can cause you to go into shock. Your blood pressure drops and your airway narrows so that you can't breathe. The symptoms of anaphylaxis are a rapid or a weak pulse, a skin rash and nausea and or vomiting.
Anaphylaxis requires an injection of epinephrine and a call to 911. Many people that have severe allergic reactions carry an epinephrine pen and know how to use it, but in an
emergency, they may not be able to give themselves a shot, so, could you help them? Here are the steps on how to help someone with an epinephrine pen;
trigger a reaction and should be treated immediatly. Don't forget that many people have severe allergic reactions to bees, wasps, scorpions, and snakes. Also, people have latex allegies and some are so allergic that they carry an ephinephrine pen just in case they touch latex.
Allergies that cause anaphylaxis can be very serious and need prompt attention. Always remember that at the first sight of anaphylaxis call 911 and then locate the ephinephrine pen. Your clear and prompt thinking could help save a life.
If you would like more training on epinephrine pens or any other training please contact Arizona CPR Training and Certification at www.azcprcert.com or 520-424-4071.
CPR can be very scary for the person performing it. Let’s face it, this person’s life is in your hands.
Chest compressions must be done in the center of the chest. The person must compress to a depth of 2 inches for CPR to work. Compressing on the chest circulates the blood raising the blood pressure. If one does not compress on the chest, the victim’s blood pressure will drop to nothing at all. Most people do not even compress to a depth of 2 inches. That is why it is important to focus on good chest compressions which might me pressing to a depth of more than 2 inches. This could mean that the victim may suffer chest injury which means a broken rib.
You are protected under the good Samaritan Law for this and the victim will appreciate you in the long run when they are able to see another day.
If you do break a rib when doing CPR, please continue because the victim’s life is in your hands and they want to see another day. We can always heal a broken rib, but we can not replace the victim and don’t for get they are a mother, father, sister, brother, child etc.…
For more information on taking a CPR class with an instructor that has don CPR in real life, visit
www.azcprcert.com or call 520-424-4071.
Scary! That's what CPR is. If you've ever been on the giving end of it, it's an intensified moment. Someone is dying, and your hands are the brigade back to life. Learning CPR is one of the bravest and selfless things you can do. Learning CPR makes you a "superhero" with the power to save lives.
CPR=Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation takes place in an emergency, and the situation is a procedure that helps preserve brain function until the ambulance arrives. You may be able to restore their heartbeat and breathing as well.
By doing CPR on a person experiencing cardiac arrest, you can double or even triple their chances of survival. That's a pretty big deal. More so, you're helping preserve brain function so that when the person survives, they are less likely to have any brain damage.
Doing CPR is performed by using chest compressions, pushing down on the person's chest, and mouth to mouth breathing. The compressions help circulate the blood, and by doing mouth to mouth breathing, you put the oxygen into the blood. It is vital that you understand where to push and how hard to push. Proper training is necessary to do CPR. And why training from someone whose done CPR in real life makes all the difference.
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