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Online CPR Certification in Nebraska
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What is CPR?
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique used when a cardiac emergency occurs. Cardiac arrest happens if the heart unexpectedly stops beating. Without a heartbeat, the heart cannot pump blood to the body’s major organs like the brain and liver. Blood contains oxygen, which these organs require to survive. Without oxygen, severe brain damage occurs within four minutes, and death occurs within ten minutes. CPR manually pumps oxygenated blood to the organs when the heart cannot do so due to cardiovascular complications.
What are the latest CPR recommendations?
Rescuers should check the victim for responsiveness and determine if they have a pulse. If there is no pulse, they should call 911 and report a cardiac arrest to the operator. Ideally, a second bystander will be available to call 911 while the first rescuer begins CPR immediately.
When performing CPR, The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following guidelines:
Kneel above the victim's chest and, keeping the arms straight, place one hand on top of the other in the center of the breastbone.
Pump the victim's chest, going down at least 2 inches with each compression. There should be 100 - 120 compressions per minute.
Continue compressions until emergency personnel arrives on the scene and can take over.
Individuals who are CPR certified may perform rescue breathing if the victim is not breathing normally on their own.
Rescue breathing involves first opening the victim's airway by tilting the head back. Next, with their mouth over the top of the victim's mouth, rescuers will deliver one rescue breath and observe whether their chest rises. If it rises, the rescuer may return to performing chest compressions. If the chest does not rise, give the second breath and resume chest compressions. Repeat a pattern of 2 rescue breaths following every 30 chest compressions until the victim is breathing normally or until emergency medical support arrives and can take over.
When is an AED required?
CPR pumps blood to the organs when the heart stops during a cardiac arrest but does not restart the heart. However, bystanders can restart the heart using an automated external defibrillator (AED). These devices are available for public use in airports, subway stations, parks, shopping malls, libraries, schools, and sports arenas. The use of an AED is required when a victim does not have a pulse.
After delivering five cycles of chest compressions, another bystander should go to retrieve an AED. The voice-automated device will guide the rescuer through each step of use. After using the AED, rescuers should confirm that the victim’s pulse returns before they stop delivering chest compressions. They may continue rescue breathing if the victim is not breathing on their own.
Nebraska CPR Data
Nebraska ranks 16th out of 50 states for the number of cardiovascular deaths in one year.
In the state of Nebraska, there were 227 cardiovascular deaths for every 100,000 people annually.
More than 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests happen in the US each year.
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the US.
In Nebraska, men are 46% more likely to die from a cardiac-related incident than women are.