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CPR also known
as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and AR also known as artificial respiration comes
in handy when in desperate situations. Lots of people have so many
misconceptions when it comes to CPR. CPR goes along with chest compression, and
while preforming AR you are administering one breath every five seconds for an
adult and every three second for a child. The one thing that they do have in common
is, that if performed the right way they will be the difference in between life
and death. Both lifesaving methods are extremely simple and would be helpful to

To begin with, the
following information is based off of Elis and Associates training method, all
other parties like Red Cross perform the following steps in different ways.  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed in
three different ways, to give chest compressions to an adult, the person wants
to use both hands and use all their body weight to push down. For a child the
person wants to use one hand and for an infant two fingers, the index finger as
well as the middle finger. For all three types of chest compression, the person
performing the action wants to give two breaths after every 30th
compression. When there are multiple people assisting, the ratio decreases in
number to two breaths every 15 compression. Now here is one thing
that any professional will tell a person in training “If you are not breaking
ribs then you are not performing CPR the correct way.”

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With that in
mind, many people believe that CPR is used to bring people back to life, which
is partially incorrect. CPR is used to pump the heart and get the blood flowing
which then causes the brain to get oxygen thus the victim returning to life. Which
in some cases does not always work and someone can be performing CPR for over
30 minutes and possibly get an outcome. Now one important thing that you must
worry about when administering CPR and that you do not have to worry about when
performing AR is your hand placement. In CPR if your hands are placed to low
you can actually “kill the victim by breaking their last rib causing it to puncture
the lungs” ending in internal bleeding.

In addition, AR
is used to help someone who stopped breathing or a victim who possibly has a heartbeat
but is not breathing. AR is different from CPR because in AR the person is still
alive and in CPR the person is basically dead as in no heartbeat. Aside from
that, they do have a similar action that is performed. In AR, the person is
also administering a certain amount of breath which is one breath every five
seconds. In AR there will, be no compressions giving and can solemnly be performed
by one person. In AR a pulse check is done every two minutes while in CPR one continues
until professional help arrives.  

In conclusion, both
methods are extremely helpful and can make a difference. Even though they are
performed differently, they are both used to help someone in need. These
methods might be performed slightly different in other companies, but they all
should have the same result, a happy ending. To someone who is first learning
these methods, it might seem a little confusing and hard. In reality, they are
a great piece of knowledge that dose not hurt anyone to learn. It will be
something that one carries for the rest of their lives.

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