Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure that can save one’s life. It helps to ensure that blood and oxygen flow through a person whose heart and breathing have stopped.
Knowing how to perform CPR is important because you might not know the situations when the skill would come in handy, and you would save a life.
You might be in a restaurant, playing football, or in an airplane when someone collapses due to a heart attack or stroke. You might also happen to be around when a person who drowned is rescued. These are crucial times when CPR is needed.
Performing CPR between the first 6 minutes of the event is the difference between life and death.