History of CPR

As-Salam-o-Alaikum and very warm Welcome to all,

First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan want to share their knowledge and experiences to contribute their part to society so that they can “Learn, Remember and Perform to Save Lives”. With this spirit in our heart and soul following the path to learn ourselves and share with others we would like to move forward to create awareness on First Aid, CPR and AED topics especially for occupational sites.

With this in our mind, we would like to start from some very inspirational real life stories, those who changed our lives, those who benefited whole mankind, those who done lot of good to humanity and we have saved lot of lives but have to do more to save more and more lives by spreading the knowledge and sharing our experiences.

In our today’s post we will list a brief history of CPR invention. We are bringing the details to our forum (courtesy to AHA) to make it public for our group members.

In 1954, Dr. James Elam proved that expired air was sufficient to maintain adequate oxygenation. He worked hard on it throughout and after two years jointly with Dr. Peter Safar, they invented mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in 1956.

Both worked together and discovered the airway, head tilt and chin lift techniques as well along with the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

In 1957, Dr. Peter Safar combined the A (Airway) and the B (Breathing) of CPR with the C (chest compressions), and wrote the book ABC of Resuscitation, which established the basis for mass training of CPR.

In 1960, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was developed. The American Heart Association (AHA) started a program to acquaint physicians with close-chest cardiac resuscitation and became the forerunner of CPR training for the general public.

In 1973, AHA promulgated standards for this A-B-C system for CPR training for public domain.

This is how they invented A-B-C system to save lives.

Thanks & Best Regards,
Faisal Javed Mir


About Faisal Javed Mir

Faisal Javed Mir is Occupational Health and Safety Professional, having 15+ years of profound experience in training and consultancy. He has knowledge, skills, experience, tools, proven history and confidence to deliver what is required by the valued clients. He is teaching First Aid since 2006 and certified by MEDIC First Aid International of United States for many first aid certification programs. He is the only Instructor-Trainer by MEDIC First Aid and American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI) in Pakistan.
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