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WE MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE – JANUARY FEBRUARY


At DEVELOR, we have always had a strong commitment that as a market-leading consulting company, we not only have to strive for professional excellence, but we must also set an example in the area of corporate social responsibility. Month by month we select a noble cause that we support and popularize among our participants.

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2020 

 

Your fast reaction can save lives – the CPR

CPR, a lifesaving technique to know for everyone

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

CPR can be life-saving first aid and increases the person’s chances of survival if started soon after the heart has stopped beating. If no CPR is performed, it only takes three to four minutes for the person to become brain dead due to a lack of oxygen.

By performing CPR, you circulate the blood so it can provide oxygen to the body, and the brain and other organs stay alive while you wait for the ambulance. There is usually enough oxygen still in the blood to keep the brain and other organs alive for a number of minutes, but it is not circulating unless someone does CPR. CPR does not guarantee that the person will survive, but it does give that person a chance when otherwise there would have been none.

If you are not sure whether a person is in cardiac arrest or not, you should start CPR. If a person does not require CPR, they will probably respond to your attempts. By performing CPR, you are unlikely to cause any harm to the person if they are not actually in cardiac arrest.

 

Cardiac compressions:

  • Place the heel of one hand on the lower half of the person’s breastbone.
  • Place the other hand on top of your first hand and either grasp your own wrist or interlock your fingers, depending on what is comfortable for you.
  • The depth of compression should be one third of the chest depth of the person.
  • The rate is either:
  • 30 compressions to two breaths (mouth-to-mouth as per step 7) aiming for 100 compressions and no more than eight breaths per minute, OR
  • If unwilling to do mouth-to-mouth, perform continuous compressions at a rate of approximately 100 per minute.
  • Thinking of the music ‘Staying alive’ by the Bee Gees and performing compressions on the beat can assist to keep the correct rhythm.
  • Sometimes, people will have their ribs broken by chest compressions. This is still better than the alternative of not receiving CPR. If it occurs, pause and reposition your hands before continuing. Chest compressions are tiring and fatigue will affect the quality. If any other rescuers are available and willing to assist, rotate the person performing compressions every two minutes, even if you don’t feel tired yet.

Remember it’s far better to do something than to do nothing at all if you’re fearful that your knowledge or abilities aren’t 100 percent complete. Remember, the difference between you’re doing something and doing nothing could be someone’s life.

At DEVELOR, we have always had a strong commitment that as a market-leading consulting company, we not only have to strive for professional excellence, but we must also set an example in the area of corporate social responsibility. Month by month we select a noble cause that we support and popularize among our participants.

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TOGETHER – WE WILL MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!