Staffed Residential Homes provide secure living environment to those who are emotionally and physically vulnerable. It is a place that is specially designed to cater the needs of the people who can’t live in their homes. These homes have proper staff to take care of the people living in these homes. They are accountable for the personal care, developmental care, communal growth and health care of the residents. The staff of the residential home is responsible for administration of medication and day to day tasks of the residents.
Staffs that have knowledge of CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) are now being hired for these residential homes. The staff of the residential home has expertise on basics of CPR to confront the emergencies. The certified staff is trained to identify the signs of catastrophe and to respond the situation steadily. Cardiac attacks are time bounded which provide a very little time for the rescuer to initiate the resuscitation. As the certified staff is trained so they perform the resuscitation task confidently.
Emergencies are always unpredictable a certified staff is competent to handle the vulnerable situations by keeping themselves calm and composed. Nervousness and anxiousness of the unskilled staff in emergencies can make the situation more detrimental. Studies reveal that the chances of cardiac arrest among old aged people are far more than the young ones due to chronic heart diseases, high blood pressure and hypertension. Sometime struggling in breathing due to suffocation may lead cardiac arrest. Instantaneous CPR can upsurge the survival chances of the victims. In this case the trained staff member goes for the chest compressions in a rhythmic fashion for the resuscitation of the person. . Chest compression is significant as it involves the artificial circulation of the blood by artificially pumping of the blood through the heart. The savior keeps vigilant while compressing the chest of the elderly because the ribs are weak and can break by applying pressure. Chest compressions should be 5cm deep and the rate of the compressions must be 100 per minute in case of young ones.
Artificial respiration is a prominent technique of CPR which is applicable when the person stops breathing. In this practice the rescuer blows air into the affected lungs in rhythmic manner. Mouth to mouth resuscitation forces the air into the affected lungs. The purpose of CPR is to circulate the oxygenated blood and keep the brain working.