CPR is used to keep the brain alive until help arrives. Brain damage begins in 4 minutes without CPR and is usually complete in 10 minutes.
No. Complete CPR includes mouth-to-mouth and chest compressions and is proven to be the most effective method, especially when the person administering has been trained.
This is extremely unlikely and documentation of this happening is difficult to find.
First Aid courses teach you how to stop life-threatening bleeding, manage overdoses or poisonings, broken bones, seizures, burns, heart attacks, and much more. In many situations, it is important to be able to treat a victim immediately before an ambulance or other help is able to arrive.
The American Heart Association recommends that you include these items:
An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is a device used to administer an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart. Built-in computers assess the patient's heart rhythm, judge whether defibrillation is needed, and then administer the shock. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.