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The Importance of CPR Kits

CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Doing CPR can help increase the chances of someone surviving cardiac arrest. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, their heart is unable to pump blood to the rest of the body. Applying chest compressions and rescue breaths to the victim can help circulate oxygen into the body with the goal of returning the heart back to a normal rhythm. If an AED is not available, CPR kits can be your next best line of defense in administering CPR. The contents of CPR kits are intended only for use by those who have been trained in CPR.

Emergency CPR Kits

CPR Kits
CPR kits are a necessity for any household or office. The American Heart Association estimates that about 92,000 lives are saved every year with CPR. CPR kits do not contain supplies that aid in CPR. They contain protective equipment for the person administering CPR to someone who has gone into cardiac arrest.

What is CPR?
CPR is short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is an emergency medical procedure for manually pumping a victims' heart until it can be restarted. When administering CPR, you are forcing oxygen into the lungs that can then work its way into the blood stream. The purpose of this process is to keep oxygenated blood flowing through the body and keep vital organs alive.

Why do you need a CPR Kit?
A CPR kit is not a product that helps the functionality of the CPR process. CPR kits are filled with CPR equipment that help protect the rescuer. There are several risks associated with administering CPR, primarily the transmission of diseases. CPR equipment helps protect the rescuer allowing them to safely administer CPR to the victim.

CPR Kit Contents
The most important product in a CPR kit is a CPR mask/shield. This product allows a rescuer to breath into a patient but stops the backflow of air to come back to the rescuer. This prevents the transferring of bodily fluids from patient to rescuer. Other equipment commonly found in a CPR kit include medical gloves, antiseptic towelettes and bio waste bags. These products are used to clean up any bodily fluid that might be on or around the face before administering CPR.