Cpr Persuasive Speech

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Imagine you get home to find a family member lying on the floor, unconscious, you have no idea what happened or how long they have been there, your first instinct is to call an ambulance. Okay done. The paramedics are on the way… now what? Are you just going to leave them lying on the floor while you hope and pray that they survive until help arrives? Wouldn’t you want to possess the skills to be able to help someone so dear to you? For that reason, learning a skill like CPR is important, as it could mean the difference between life and death. CPR doesn’t require any expensive equipment and isn’t hard to do as the only tool you need is yourself. When you enter a situation where you feel the need to use CPR to help someone you enter the “Preparing…show more content…
What good are you to the person who needs help if you get hurt and end up needing help yourself? After you confirm that the area is safe you must see if the victim actually need assistance. You need to see if they are breathing and if they have a pulse. If they are breathing, their pulse is fine and they can respond to you, you simply have to call 911 and wait for the paramedics. If they don’t have a pulse or aren’t breathing and do need help, you need to call 911 before you start CPR. Finding out if they are breathing is the easy part, but finding out if they have a pulse it a bit trickier. The two best places to check for a pulse is the carotid arteries on each side of your neck, right below the angle of the jaw line; and the radial arteries which are located under your thumb in your wrist between you bone and tendon. The final step in the “preparing to start CPR” process is…show more content…
This stands for airway, breathing, and circulation. You need to clear the airway of the victim as something may be hindering their breathing. You need to breathe for the person; this is done by breathing into the open mouth of the victim. And finally you need to restore blood circulation in the victim by giving chest compressions. To clear their airway, you need to lay the person on their back, preferably on something hard and flat that can support their weight. Gently tilt their head back and lift their chin forward to open the air way; if you see any foreign objects in their mouth you need to remove them. Now that the airway is clear we can start giving breaths to the victim. The breaths can be given mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-nose if their mouth is seriously injured. To give the breaths pinch their nostrils shut and make a good seal over their mouth with yours and give two slow full breaths into them. With these breaths you should see their chest rise. If their chest doesn’t rise check the airway again for foreign objects, remove any if found, and begin breathing

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