One of Dr. Goel’s many practice philosophies is to empower his staff. Every year, he brings his staff together for a refresher CPR course. On September 29th, our dental family came together for such a course. It is his hope that they acquire the necessary skills to help a patient or loved one if the need arises, whether it be at the clinic or at home.
The ability to do CPR drastically increases a victim’s probability of survival. Every minute that is wasted drops that probability. CPR essentially ensures that oxygenated blood continues to flow to important organs, keeping an individual alive until further help can come.
Below is some information regarding CPR, taken from the Mayo Clinic Website:
- Untrained. If you’re not trained in CPR, then provide hands-only CPR. That means uninterrupted chest compressions of 100 to 120 a minute until paramedics arrive (described in more detail below). You don’t need to try rescue breathing.
- Trained and ready to go. If you’re well-trained and confident in your ability, begin with chest compressions instead of first checking the airway and doing rescue breathing. Start CPR with 30 chest compressions before checking the airway and giving rescue breaths.
- Trained but rusty. If you’ve previously received CPR training but you’re not confident in your abilities, then just do chest compressions at a rate of 100 to 120 a minute.
The above advice applies to adults, children and infants needing CPR, but not newborns.
If you wish to take a CPR course, many are always available in Calgary.
Wishing you much health!
Braeside Dental Centre