Thursday, August 21, 2008

This could save your life..................

I found this information on Alpha Women today and wanted to pass this along to everyone that reads my blog.

What are you to do if you have a heart attack while you are alone!!

Read This...It could save your life!

Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home (alone of course), after an usually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home.

Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.

What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the course, didn't tell you what to do if it happened to yourself.

Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about very two seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Thought this was an interesting read... just wanted to share!


Cheryl said...

Hi! Thanks for passing along that great post!
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Virtual Woman's Day said...

Dear Ann,

Thanks for the great post! I am passing this on to my circle of friends.

It should be titled "The life you save could be your own"

Have a great day... and then some.

Heidi Richards Mooney, Publisher ~ WE Magazine for Women