Do you stop breathing at night? Are you irritable and don’t sleep well? You may have a serious condition.
Like the title asks, are you not breathing when you sleep?
Do you feel like you can’t sleep enough? Have you fallen asleep driving? Do you feel irritable most days? Do you have trouble staying asleep? Do you wake up gasping?
All of these questions poke at one problem. Sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? It’s a common and potentially serious condition literally meaning: no breathing during sleep.
So what if I stop breathing when I sleep? What’s the worst that could happen? According to various studies through the American Association of Respiratory Therapy, American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic and numerous other institutions (Google: sleep apnea research) are finding links related to Diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
So what’s the worst that could happen? You could be spending significant time in the hospital, doctors office and spending huge amounts of money on your health care. The end point is very uncomfortable to talk about. As a clinician based business we have seen first hand the destruction it can cause.
As always, we recommend seeing a licensed medical doctor or specialist. Although we are practicing medical providers we are not doctors. We give advice only. You are ultimately responsible to seek qualified care.
Having chest pain? Maybe you should read this before you eat that cheeseburger.
Stats are hard to ignore. Especially this one:
90% of people die due to sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital.
As a professional in the field I’m clearly not happy with this number. You mean to tell me that our society has a 10% success rate with CPR? No that’s not really the case. There are many factors that play into who lives and who dies because of cardiac arrest.
Example? There is a vein on our heart called ‘The Widowmaker’ named such because if it becomes blocked and causes a heart attack?… enough said. (Also see)
In this case if CPR isn’t started within minutes and an ambulance doesn’t arrive in time, this person has little chance of survival. Also against our fight for life is inadequate CPR. The overly timid or overly zealous compressors could either be ineffective or further damaging the heart.
CPR is a simple process and if done correctly, or at all, could help save someone’s life. BUT! Even a well meaning person might do something to hurt the victim.
Example? Look no further than this article. It outlines the steps you should take to make sure someone needs CPR. Their first step? To SHAKE and shout at someone to see if they’re awake.
Shaking is a bad term. It says “I need to rattle this guys brain out of his head!” Whether you do or not, the act of shaking anyone is a BAD idea! Adult, child or infant shaking can have a negative effect on a head/neck injury, or maybe even cause one. Watch the content you consume. Especially with healthcare related articles or online certification programs. CPRmobile is born from registered, accredited and trained medical professionals. We know that online training is an excellent tool to learn from. BUT, when training in a physical process like CPR, its very important to take a skills test. It’s harder than you would think, and getting the feel is more important than you think!
For questions about our CPR Certification courses email us at Info@CPRmobile.biz, or go to our Contact Us page.
Do you know what CPR is used for? Find out and have a laugh all at the same time. CPR is serious, but you don’t need to be serious to learn!
CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a process used when someone is either not breathing or their heart isn’t beating and is not breathing. CPR is the general name for the classic course required for many employees, camp counselors, nanny’s, or anyone in healthcare.
Why? Because it is the fastest way to save someone’s life if they happen to have a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. The programs currently available all revolve around a process that teaches you step by step what to do if someone has a medical emergency.
Overall you can learn all you want about CPR, but you may never use it. If you talk to any healthcare professional or person who has given CPR you will always get the resounding ‘TAKE THE CLASS!’ answer.
CPR is life insurance for your family, friends and those around you.
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