12:00PM – 12:10PM
CPR – What Is It Good For?
Thomas Howell, National Training Manager, Premium Health
Cardiac arrest is the ultimate 000 emergency. The heart stops sending blood to the body and brain, either because it is beating too fast and too erratically, or because it has stopped beating altogether. Oxygen-starved brain cells start to die. Death occurs in minutes — unless a bystander takes matters into his or her hands and starts cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Premium Health’s National Training Manager, Thomas Howell, will provide a live demonstration of high quality CPR using an interactive Brayden manikin (with animated LED lights under the skin) and discuss the relationship between effective CPR compression depth, speed and recoil and getting adequate blood flow to the brain and other organs.