On February 23, 2012, Victor Rodriguez Fire/ EMS Instructor and Manuel Roman Fire/EMS/C.P.R. Instructor of the City of Eagle Pass Fire Department, certified by American Heart Association gave a detailed demonstration of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED) to Human Anatomy and Physiology - II class at 2:15pm.
Cardiac arrests are more common than you think, and they can happen to anyone at any time. Nearly 300,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually, and 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors. Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack.
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure to intend to support and maintain breathing and circulation for an infant, child, or adolescent who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped.
The goal of the CPR and Defibrillator demonstration was to link the subject material of Human Anatomy and Physiology - Cardiovascular system organs such as Blood, Heart, blood vessels and factors that affect the flow of the blood in the human body (Hemodynamic) with real life events especially heart attack, epileptic seizures, stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, choking, or collapse of stranger at work or in the mall or on the road due to heart attack while the cause is unknown. Also, CPR certification is a pre-requisite for the students taking Anatomy and Physiology and trying to enroll in Allied health programs in particular Vocational Nursing program in the Southwest Texas Junior College.
The students were enthusiastic in participating CPR on manikins along side of instructor's supervision. The students and Instructor (Mr. Kannan) gratefully acknowledge the time and effort of Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Roman and The Chief of City of Eagle Pass Fire station, for their generous support by providing the model AED, CPR (CPR mannequins) and other accessories including Intubation devices. For further information on CPR certification and Defibrillator training, please contact Mr. Roman at 830-325-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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