When a person stops breathing, or his heart stops beating, seconds matter. Even before trained medical personnel arrive, you can help someone in need of CPR.
This video discusses how CPR works. The name of this procedure, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, points to its objective: to get the heart and lungs working again. Traditional CPR entails the use of both mouth-to-mouth breaths and chest compressions. However, even hands-only CPR can save lives, which is why many high schools are making students know how to administer it.
Is your family CPR-certified? Call Northside Hospital at (888) 598-9586 to speak with one of our Consult-A-Nurse representatives about this life-saving practice. You can also find out more about the full range of emergency services that our hospital provides to the greater St. Petersburg community.