If everyone who gets this sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life. Let's say it's 6: 15 p. m. and you're driving home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly, you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home; unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far. What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the course neglected to tell you how to perform it on yourself. Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, this article seemed to be in order.

Without help, the person whose heart stops beating properly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. And a cough must be repeated about every 2 seconds without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives! From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter AND THE BEAT GOES ON . . . (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. publication, Heart Response)


假設現在時刻是下午五點五十分,忙忙碌碌的你上了一整天的班,正在開車回家的 路上(當然是一個人囉!)。突然,你感到胸口有一股劇痛,並且開始漫延到手臂和 下巴。可是,離最近的醫院大概還有五公里遠。更糟糕的是,你自己都不知道能不 能撐得了那麼遠。怎麼辦?以前曾經受過心肺複甦術CPR訓練,但是教課老師並沒教 你怎麼自己給自己做急救的方法。獨處時, 心臟病發作急救術--(許多人心臟病發 作時,四周沒有旁人,因此,學會能自己給自己做簡單的心肺複甦術是非常重要的。 )

一個人若是心臟不能正常跳動,並且開始感到快要昏過去時,他大概只有十秒鐘的 時間,然後就會失去知覺,不省人事。若是四周沒有旁人能幫忙急救,患者要立刻 把握這十秒鐘的短暫時間自己救自己。要不停咳嗽!用力的咳!每一次咳嗽前,都 要先深吸一大口氣。然後,用力地、深深地、長長地咳,好像要把胸腔深處的痰咳 出來一般。每間隔大約兩秒鐘,要做一次吸、一次咳,一直要做到救護趕到時,或 者已經感到心跳恢復正常,才能休息。做深呼吸的目的是要把氧氣吸進肺部,咳嗽 的目的則是要以這個動作壓擠心臟,進而促進血液循環。對心臟的擠壓也可以幫它 恢復正常脈搏。如此急救,可以讓心臟病發作患者有機會打電話求救,或者在每次 氣間呼救。

救人一命,勝造七級浮屠。請大家把這個自我心肺複甦急救術告訴他人,或再影印 分發。說不定就因此救了您的家人、親戚、朋友、同事、左鄰右舍或任何個不管您 認識或不認識的人一命。

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