ARE RESCUE BREATHS NECESSARY DURING CPR?

WHAT IS RESCUE BREATHING?
Sometimes referred to as mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, rescue breathing is a technique used to force air into a person’s lungs. Rescue breathing is typically performed after a person has stopped breathing due to cardiac arrest or an airway obstruction.

Rescue breaths are usually given by exhaling into the mouth or nose of the victim. Whenever possible, barrier protection between the rescuer and the victim should be used.

But what does high-quality CPR entail? Are chest compressions enough? Are rescue breaths necessary during CPR?

These are the questions that are frequently asked and addressed in CPR classes

Rescue breathing with CPR mask

To help clear up the confusion, here’s how to understand and communicate the importance of rescue breaths to CPR students and the general public.

For certified lay providers, rescue breaths are critical to performing CPR. CPR training for certification with an authorized instructor should always be taught with rescue breaths to increase the chance of survival.

For the untrained lay provider, the option to perform compression-only CPR helps to eliminate hesitation or unwillingness to provide care. This also applies to a bystander who has limited personal protective equipment (PPE) or is unwilling to provide rescue breaths out of fear the person may have an infectious disease.

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Basic Life Support | Lahore | October 1

Basic Life Support (BLS) program is for participants to gain or improve knowledge and skill proficiency in high-quality CPR skills. In our hands-on approach, students participate in scenarios and learning stations to become a Lifesaver!

BLS reflects the latest resuscitation science and treatment recommendations published and conforms with the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the annual Guidelines Update.

Note: Only 4 seats available in total.

Course Topics Include

  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Secondary cardiac arrest
  • Basic life support assessment
  • Caring for respiratory arrest
  • Caring for cardiac arrest
  • High Quality CPR
  • Multiple provider approach for CPR
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Choking
  • Recovery Position

Only 4 seats in the course to offer you ample time for hands-on learning experience.

Class Audience

The intended audience is individuals who are healthcare providers, public safety professionals in a variety of occupational settings, or individuals enrolled in healthcare and public safety career training programs who require BLS training.

For immediate booking contact us on 0345 5656307 or register online.

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MEDIC First Aid USA Course in Lahore

2.5 million people with heart diseases are treated yearly (free of cost) at NICVD Medical Facilities in Sindh and mainly in Karachi. Every year more than 1000 people die from heart emergencies in Pakistan. And over 10,000 people were treated for heart attacks by CPUs in Karachi only.

SO BE the DIFFERENCE!

Learn first aid with CPR and AED to offer immediate care to someone who collapsed due to heart problem. This course provides helpful tips, information, and first aid care knowledge and skills to offer immediate first aid care and help save lives.

Our programs put lifesaving skills in context with real-life scenarios students can relate to. The cornerstone of training is material available for hands-on learning and we ensure that students have ample time for learning on the best tools available.

Learning by doing enhances the skills and knowledge retention time and also builds the confidence to deal with the situation in reality. Join FATSAL in Lahore on September 15, 2022 from 10 am to 5:30 pm to experience the learning by doing first aid training session to Save Lives!

National Course: The course fee is =7,500/- PKR per person inclusive of course notes, certification, refreshments & lunch.

MEDIC First Aid International (USA) Course: The course fee is =16,500/- PKR per person inclusive of course book, quick wallet card, MEDIC First Aid certification and refreshments.

This training program is designed specifically for the layman to learn first aid care which exceeds local and industry requirements. This course is based on the current guidelines for CPR and First Aid.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to understand and perform:

  • Role of the first aid care provider
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims – practical of anti-choking practices
  • Perform CPR – hands-on session
  • Recovery position – practical exercise
  • Use of AED – practical by participants
  • Give first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burn, fracture, eye injury, bleeding control, head, neck & back injuries, and heat & cold-related emergencies. There are a variety of scenarios for hands-on practice.
  • Manage sudden illnesses, heart attack, stroke, seizure, bites, poisoning, diabetics and many other topics.

This course will help students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency using CPR and first aid until more advanced help is available. Kindly remember that we have limited seats available so don’t wait for the last day. Do grab your mobile/system and finalize your registration as early as possible to confirm your participation.

Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you there to run the session for your organization.

To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life

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You might also like:
Occupational First Aid Care Provider Program
Basic Life Support Local Program
Basic Life Support (ASHI USA Program)
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Find & share a location using Plus Codes

Plus Codes work similar to street addresses. They can help you get and use a simple digital address. They can also help you define a specific location for a conventional address. For example, you can identify different entrances to the same building.

You can use Plus Codes to identify a specific location to receive deliveries, access emergency and social services, or direct people to a location. Since the codes are simple, you can easily share them with others.

Plus Codes are based on latitude and longitude. They use a simple grid system and a set of 20 alphanumeric characters. The character list purposely excludes easy to confuse characters like “1” or “l.”

Here’s an example of a Plus Code: JJXX+HR8, Seattle.

1- On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Maps mobile web or the Google Maps app .
2- Find the location where you want to get a Plus Code. To drop a Pin at the location, touch and hold the screen.
3- At the bottom, tap the “Dropped pin” panel.
4- Find the Plus Code beside the Plus Code logo . For example: JJXX+HR8, Seattle.
5- To copy a location’s code, tap the Plus Code .
6- To share the location, paste the Plus Code into your email or messaging app, just as you would do for a traditional address.

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Basic Life Support | Gujrat | August 27

Basic Life Support (BLS) program is for participants to gain or improve knowledge and skill proficiency in high-quality CPR skills. In our hands-on approach, students participate in scenarios and learning stations to become a Lifesaver!

BLS reflects the latest resuscitation science and treatment recommendations published and conforms with the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the annual Guidelines Update.

Note: There are 10 seats available in Gujrat’s session.

Course Topics Include

  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Secondary cardiac arrest
  • Basic life support assessment
  • Caring for respiratory arrest
  • Caring for cardiac arrest
  • High Quality CPR
  • Multiple provider approach for CPR
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Choking
  • Recovery Position

Only 10 seats in the course to offer you ample time and best equipment to student ratio for hands-on learning experience.

Class Audience

The intended audience is individuals who are healthcare providers, public safety professionals in a variety of occupational settings, or individuals enrolled in healthcare and public safety career training programs who require BLS training.

For immediate booking contact us on 0345 5656307 or register online.

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Head bumps – everything you need to know

Head bumps can be very serious in little ones and it is really important to know the signs of concussion.

At first, we should understand that why are babies and children so accident prone?

Every day, 45 children under 5 are admitted to a UK hospital following a serious fall – that’s over 16,000 every year.

One of the most common reasons that young children fall is that their rapid development takes parents and carers by surprise. For example a baby might climb up something they were previously unable to reach – how many times have you heard someone say “I didn’t know they could do that”? Crawlers and toddlers have a strong natural instinct to explore but zero concept of danger – a scary combination!

With babies, people often think because they are not yet mobile there’s nothing to worry about. Cases where babies fall from a bed or changing table and sustain head injuries are actually pretty common, even though they’re only a couple of feet off the ground.

Even very young babies can wriggle and the soft spot in their skull – the fontanelle – means they’re at greater risk of a serious head injury if they fall. This soft spot closes at different times, but generally takes a few of months to fully close and protect your baby’s brain.

My child has had a head bump – what do I need to be aware of?

Firstly you need to be aware that all bumps to the head are potentially dangerous, no matter how minor. For at least the first 24 hours after a head injury you need to keep an eye on your little one. Easier said than done we know.

Signs of a head injury (concussion) are:

·      headache

·      feeling sick or being sick

·      mild dizziness – children may describe feeling “wobbly”

·      mild blurring of vision – to test this ask them to tell you what they see in a favourite picture book or program

·      losing consciousness, even if only briefly

·      difficulty staying awake

·      any sign of skull damage (a dent in the head)

·      slurred speech

·      weakness, or loss of feeling in the arms or legs

·      having a seizure

If your child experiences any of these signs, or is behaving in a way not usual for them, seek medical advice. It is important to use your gut instinct here – you know your child better than anyone else.

Treating minor head bumps

Most minor head bumps can be treated at home whilst keeping an eye out for the signs of concussion listed above, which require that you seek medical advice.

If your child has a bump to the head make sure they sit down with a cold compress applied to the bump for at least 10 minutes. This is really important, even if it’s in the middle of playtime with friends! They need to avoid any rough play whilst recovering from their head bump.

Use a cold compress to soothe pain or something from the freezer wrapped in a towel. Even a wet cloth like a muslin will provide relief if you have nothing else to hand.

You can give your child the appropriate age- related dose of paracetamol if they have a headache.

Try not to do anything too busy or active with your child whilst they are recovering from a head injury – they need time to rest. Also, you ideally need to be free from distractions so you can keep an eye out for signs of concussion (see above).

Preventing head bumps

Obviously there isn’t anything you can do to prevent a head bump whilst your child is in childcare or at school. But there are some things you can do at home:

·      change your baby’s nappy on the floor – falls from a changing table or bed are actually quite common and can cause serious injury

·      keep bouncy chairs and car seats on the floor – wriggly babies can move them a long way without you even realising

·      put up stair safety gates before you actually need them – your baby will be showing signs they are close to being independently mobile so this is the time to install safety barriers

·      strap your child into their highchair every time you use it. Growing children test their strength all the time and may decide to push themselves up and out of their seat

We hope this has given you a bit more confidence when faced with the dreaded head bump form. Bumps to the head are always frightening, but with a bit of knowledge your child will be in safe hands with you keeping an eye on them.

Thanks for reading.

If you’d like to know more about first aid for bumps, bleeds, breaks, burns and more, you can book a First aid for kids and teens class here.

Sources: NHS Inform Scotland, Child Accident Prevention Trust

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Sawyer The Snakebite Extractor Pump

We have variety of snakebite first aid kits. We have simplest, sawyer bite and sting kit, and intermediate snakebite first aid kit for site first aid care provider and advanced snakebite first aid kit for airway support. For price details … Continue reading

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MEDIC First Aid USA’s First Aid Certification Program

How FATSAL can add more value to first aid training?

Because we take limited participants and allow them to express themselves and practice skills with latest training equipments.

Learning by doing enhances the skills and knowledge retention time and also builds the confidence to deal with the situation in reality. Join FATSAL in Islamabad on August 31 from 9 am to 5:30 pm to experience the learning by doing first aid training session to get ready to Save Lives!

National Course: The course fee is =7,500/- PKR per person inclusive of course notes, certification & refreshments.

MEDIC First Aid International (USA) Course: The course fee is =12,500/- PKR per person (discounted fee) inclusive of course book, quick wallet card, MEDIC First Aid certification & refreshments.

This training program is designed specifically for the layman to learn first aid care which exceeds local and industry requirements. This course is based on the current guidelines for CPR and First Aid.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to understand and perform:

  • Role of the first aid care provider
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims – practical of anti-choking practices
  • Perform CPR – hands-on session
  • Recovery position – practical exercise
  • Use of AED – practical by participants
  • Give first aid for a variety of injuries, such as burn, fracture, eye injury, bleeding control, head, neck & back injuries, and heat & cold-related emergencies. There are a variety of scenarios for hands-on practice.
  • Manage sudden illnesses, heart attack, stroke, seizure, bites, poisoning, diabetics and many other topics.

This course will help students gain the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to manage a medical emergency using CPR and first aid until more advanced help is available. Kindly remember that we have limited seats available so don’t wait for the last day. Do grab your mobile/system and finalize your registration as early as possible to confirm your participation.

Kindly visit our upcoming trainings page for more comprehensive details and/or our online registration page. Do let us know if you have 1o or more number of delegates to be trained in one city and we can join you there to run the session for your organization.

To Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life

Did you like the post? Let’s get connected on FacebookLinkedInTwitter & YouTube.

You might also like:
MEDIC First Aid USA First Aid Certification Program
MEDIC First Aid USA CPR & AED Certification Program
Occupational First Aid Care Provider Program
Basic Life Support Local Program
Basic Life Support (ASHI USA Program)
Occupational First Aid Care Provider Program
Upcoming Training Courses

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Basic Life Support | Gujrat | August 27

Basic Life Support (BLS) program is for participants to gain or improve knowledge and skill proficiency in high-quality CPR skills. In our hands-on approach, students participate in scenarios and learning stations to become a Lifesaver!

BLS reflects the latest resuscitation science and treatment recommendations published and conforms with the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the annual Guidelines Update.

Note: There are 10 seats available in Gujrat’s session.

Course Topics Include

  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Secondary cardiac arrest
  • Basic life support assessment
  • Caring for respiratory arrest
  • Caring for cardiac arrest
  • High Quality CPR
  • Multiple provider approach for CPR
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Choking
  • Recovery Position

Only 10 seats in the course to offer you ample time and best equipment to student ratio for hands-on learning experience.

Class Audience

The intended audience is individuals who are healthcare providers, public safety professionals in a variety of occupational settings, or individuals enrolled in healthcare and public safety career training programs who require BLS training.

For immediate booking contact us on 0345 5656307 or register online.

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Basic Life Support | Faisalabad | Sep 10

Basic Life Support (BLS) program is for participants to gain or improve knowledge and skill proficiency in high-quality CPR skills. In our hands-on approach, students participate in scenarios and learning stations to become a Lifesaver!

BLS reflects the latest resuscitation science and treatment recommendations published and conforms with the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the annual Guidelines Update.

Note: There are 10 seats available in Faisalabad’s session.

 

Course Topics Include

  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Secondary cardiac arrest
  • Basic life support assessment
  • Caring for respiratory arrest
  • Caring for cardiac arrest
  • High Quality CPR
  • Multiple provider approach for CPR
  • Safe use of an AED
  • Choking
  • Recovery Position

Only 10 seats in the course to offer you ample time and best equipment to student ratio for hands-on learning experience.

Class Audience

The intended audience is individuals who are healthcare providers, public safety professionals in a variety of occupational settings, or individuals enrolled in healthcare and public safety career training programs who require BLS training.

For immediate booking contact us on 0345 5656307 or register online.

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