About Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

A former United States marine, Peter Liota is also a retired New York City detective who now provides security services to prominent officials through his company, SJC Group, Inc. Peter Liota possesses extensive training in protection and security and is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Also known as CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation has history dating as far back as 1740, when the Paris Academy of Sciences recommended the use of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as a means to save drowning victims. Today, CPR continues to be used as a lifesaving measure and can triple the chances of a person’s survival.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation involves breathing into a person’s mouth to fill the lungs with air and then employing chest compressions. Chest compressions need to be quick pumps at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute for the most effective results. A good rule of thumb is to keep the same rhythm as the song Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees. In some cases, mouth-to-mouth may not even be necessary. Hands-only CPR, according to research, has the ability to restart the heart and revive a person, if administered properly.

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