About CPR

CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is an emergency medical procedure that is used to preserve brain function manually while help is on the way. It consists of a combination of chest compressions and breaths into the mouth of the victim. CPR is primarily used on unconscious patients who has suffered from cardiac arrest and is used to keep blood flowing and to restore normal breathing.

A common misconception is that CPR is used to restart the heart. CPR is actually employed to keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs while more advanced medical help is on the way.

Actual implementation consists of chest compressions at least 5cm deep with a rate of 100/minute. The rescuer also gives the victim breaths which is called artificial respiration.