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Alicia Watts
10/5/09
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

The skill I think that is a mastering skill is CPR. CPR, because if there is an emergency situation they could possible save some ones life. If you don’t have this certain skill and you came some where and someone passed out, you will need to know how to perform this, if not they could die. I feel that learning CPR could benefit all and this is a major skill to know. If you are in the medical field or mostly anywhere now it is required that you be certified to work there. Especially around kids you need this skill so in case one of the kids get choked and pass out you can perform CPR and save a life. See where I work I have to be certified due to the fact that I work around a lot of older people. Just say one day I went to work and walked in a patients house and there they were on the floor, what could I do? Well first of all, if I know CPR , okay good but will call 911 first then perform CPR. By me knowing it I could have well just saved my patients life but on the other hand if I didn’t I would feel bad because there was nothing I could do but call 911. So knowing this skill will very much come handy in day to day living. Let me tell you a little more about CPR. CPR or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is when a doctor or rescuer breathes into someone’s mouth and presses on the person’s chest. Cardio means “of the heart” and pulmonary means “of the lungs.” Resuscitation is a medical word that means “to revive”- or bring back to life. Most times CPR can help someone who has stopped breathing, and whose heart may have stopped beating, to stay alive. Here’s what takes place during CPR: A person giving CPR-called a rescuer-will give some breaths to someone who is not breathing on his or her own. This is called artificial respiration, mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing, or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The rescuer puts his or her mouth over the other person’s open mouth and blows, forcing air into the lungs....
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