CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is an emergency life-saving procedure that involves manually compressing the chest and providing artificial ventilation to help maintain blood flow and oxygenation to vital organs such as the brain and heart in someone who is experiencing cardiac arrest or respiratory failure.
CPR is typically initiated when a person is unresponsive, not breathing normally, or has no pulse. The goal of CPR is to maintain vital organ perfusion until advanced medical care is available. The basic steps of CPR include:
CPR is an essential life-saving skill that can be performed by anyone with proper training. Prompt initiation of CPR can improve a person's chances of survival and minimize the risk of long-term complications.