Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – Learn to Save Lives

IMAGINE this. You are having dinner with your loved ones and suddenly your mother complain of chest pains and before you knew it, she collapses and stops breathing. You become panic and start calling for help. If only you knew Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), you would have saved her life.

CPR is a combination of rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) and chest compressions. If someone isn't breathing or if the blood is not circulating adequately, CPR can restore circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Without oxygen, permanent brain damage or death can occur in less than eight minutes and defibrillation occurs during that time. It’s a simple procedure, and yet many do not know how to perform CPR.

Human AnatomyThere is a critical need for at least one family member to be a trained first aider. More lives can be saved if family members have some basic first aid and CPR knowledge. They should learn how to conduct first-aid and CPR and be prepared for any emergency situation while waiting for help to come. Imagine saving a person’s life by performing a simple medical procedure that we can easily learn. Learning the correct technique and administering it as quickly as possible will give their loved ones a chance of recovery.

CPR may be necessary during emergencies such as heart attack , accidents, near-drowning, suffocation, poisoning, smoke inhalation, electrocution injuries, and suspected sudden infant death syndrome (Sids)

CPR is recognised worldwide as a first aid procedure that can increase a person’s chances of survival while waiting for proper medical assistance.

The procedure involves a combination of chest compression and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation that keeps oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs until medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm.

Many Malaysians have no idea on how to administer CPR. There are documented cases of lives being saved by CPR. If CPR is started within four minutes after a person collapses, he or she  has a 40 per cent chance of survival. The brain is the most sensitive part of the body. When the heart stops functioning, the victim lose consciousness due to lack of oxygen. The victim’s brain may survive without oxygen for 10 minutes, and this is why it is important to start resuscitation as soon as possible after breathing or the heart has stopped, whatever the cause so that the brain may not suffer permanent damage. Administering CPR and getting the blood to start pumping through his or her heart and brain may prevent brain damage and save the victim's life.

The problem of cardiac arrest, which happens when the heart stops pumping blood, can be caused by a heart attack, drowning, electric shock and other problems. About 80 per cent of these tragedies happen at home. Medical assistance may only arrive minutes or hours later, thus it is crucial that CPR is performed to increase the victim’s chances of survival. Without help, the victim’s chances decrease by 10 per cent each minute. Less than seven per cent of cardiac arrest victims survive before reaching hospital because the vast majority of those witnessing the cardiac arrest do not know how to perform a CPR.

International and local research has shown that most people do not know how to perform CPR. More shockingly, 45 per cent of physicians and 80 per cent of nurses are unwilling to perform it for various reasons, including the fear of doing it wrongly, distaste for the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and fear of contracting disease from the victim.

In Malaysia, a study done in 2005 on first aid and CPR among health personnel revealed that even among trained healthcare workers, only 50 per cent are confident they can perform the CPR.

Three simple steps that can save a person's life is as simple and as easy as ABC.
Follow these basic steps and remember to call for emergency medical assistance before doing the CPR and it could save the life of the person who has collapsed

A is for Airway. Tilt the head to open the airway and lift the chin as this moves the tongue from the back of the throat. The tongue is the most common airway obstruction in an unconscious person. If he can breathe on his own, then it's important to clear the airway. Look, listen and feel for a faint indication that your victim is breathing.

B is for Breathing. Give the victim two breaths. Pinch the victim's nose, put your lips over the other person's lips and blow until you see the chest rise. Make sure you blow just enough to see the chest rise.

C is for Compression. Find the carotid artery to the side of the Adam's apple area and feel for five or 10 seconds. If there is no pulse, begin chest compressions.

Feel around in the chest area. If there is no thumping under your fingers within three seconds, span, begin chest compressions. Locate the base of the sternum - the spot where all the ribs come together in the centre of the chest. Place the heel of your hand in the middle of the victim's chest. Put the other hand on top of the first with fingers interlaced, lock elbows and compress the victim's chest, using your body weight, to the necessary depth of 4-5cm (2 in.) deep. Compress the chest at a rate equal to 100/minute. Perform 15 compressions at this rate.

Count aloud as you compress 15 times. Give the victim two breaths. That's cycle No. 1. Repeat for a total of five cycles - about one minute in elapsed time.

Check again in the neck for a pulse and watch for signs that the person is breathing. Keep going until help arrives. 

However the new guidelines of the American Heart Association 2010 emphasised compression first. Instead of ABC it is now CAB except for babies. If you are not trained in CPR, continue to do chest compressions until help arrives or the victim wakes up. It's normal to feel pops and snaps when you first begin chest compressions - DON'T STOP! You're not going to make the victim worse.

If you want to know more about what to do in case of an emergency, The Heart Foundation of Malaysia CPR course can HELP YOU . With the rightful knowledge and skills you learn in this course, you can save a life of a loved one, a friend, a co-worker, or a citizen in your community.

You may also visit the National Heart Association of Malaysia (NHAM), a drive to teach the easy to learn life-saving skill to the general public through its Public CPR Education Programme, themed with "Give the Gift of Life, Today". The programme that was developed in response to international and local research that has shown that most people do not know how to perform CPR.

Feedjit’s Live Traffic Feed : Know When Your Friends and Clients Visit You

Hi, If you reached this page after clicking the icon of my face (just like the one that you see on the left), on your blog or your friend's website, or from the Feedjit's Live Traffic Feed update website, its mean that you are interested in something new.

Yes, now with the Feedjit's Live Traffc Feed we can set our twitter, facebook and website's links so that its could appear on the  website that we visit which installed the Feedjit's Live Traffic Feed widget when we signed in. I have to visit you to let you know and don't hate me for this. 

Feedjit lets you see friends and visitors as they arrive on your blog or website. Know when your best friends read about your latest adventure. Be alerted when your most important clients view your latest product offering. Feedjit lets you know, right now, who is visiting your site. Simply add the Live Traffic Feed and instantly start seeing who is visiting your site as they arrive. Before your Web-ID can be fully functioning, Feedjit personnel will have to evaluate your website so that it is family safe, friendly and according to the term and condition.

Its over 800,000 site owners use Feedjit to see who is visiting their site in real time.

See the actual identity of hundreds of thousands of Feedjit members when they visit your site including their photo and links to their website and social profiles. You can make new friends and leads by contacting the Feedjit members who visit your site. The Live Traffic Feed turns your unknown readers into real people.

Live Traffic Feed  Widget
The Basic Live Traffic Feed is completely free and is ad supported. There is no trial period or credit card required. With the basic Live Traffic Feed you get a free real-time view of your site traffic. You can see all anonymous visitors arriving in real-time and the identities of Feedjit members who visit your site. You can also customize the colors of the feed to exactly match your blog or website theme. You also have the option to block any user from appearing on you site's widget.

If you came here from someone's widget, I think you my consider installing this widget on your site. Sign up here.

However if you have installed the non-javascript live traffic feed (on the right), you could only see anonymous data. It does not show user identities, which pages your visitors arrived from and does not let you contact your visitors.

What I like the most from this Live Traffic Feed is, it shows what my visitors is searching for before they arrived to my blog

The words in red is the searched keywords of the arriving visitors
Feedjit Advanced keeps up with your creativity and is free of ads. Match the theme of your site and easily fit your site design by choosing the number of visitors to display. As an Advanced user you even have the option to remove Feedjit branding and menus. Advanced users can watch visitors arriving from websites and search engines in real-time.

Feedjit Pro lets you see your visitor’s journey from beginning to end and understand how they experienced your site. Pro bloggers want to know even more about their visitors. Imagine being able to watch a person travel through your site as they visit each page. You can see how long they stayed on each page before clicking through to the next. Feedjit Pro includes all the features of Feedjit Advanced.

Feedjit Pro lets you opt to keep your visitor information private with a hidden Live Traffic Feed. They provide priority customer support to get you up and running fast. You can keep on top of important events happening on your site with real-time email alerts such as when you get a visitor from a new country or if a particular page on your site was just viewed.

Pro lets you analyze your visitor information in detail with advanced real-time graphs and charts. Dive into the specifics of which search engines and keyword searches send you the most traffic, how many new versus returning visitors visited in the last hour, which pages are the most popular on your site and many other graphs.

With Feedjit Pro you also have full access to all the Feedjit Advanced options to personalize the Live Traffic Feed.

Detoxification Improve yourself and your Lifestyle

HAVE you suffered any illness recently? Are you prone to consuming excessive alcohol or caffeine? Are you a smoker? Then you could consider detoxification.
Our body is designed to detoxify itself, but if we overload ourselves with harmful toxins, our body may not detoxify itself as much. Since it has become virtually impossible to eliminate these dangerous chemicals from our environment, the best is to cleanse your body of these chemicals periodically through detoxification process.
Detoxification is a process by which we cleanse our body of toxins and harmful chemicals. It involves dietary and lifestyle changes that reduce the intake of toxins and improve their elimination.
These toxins come mainly from diet, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and environmental exposure, and are difficult to remove Detoxification is helpful in this process.
The human detoxification system consists of the respiratory (lungs, bronchial tubes, sinus and nose), gastrointestinal (liver, gall bladder, colon), urinary (kidney, bladder, urethra), skin and dermal (sweat, sebaceous glands and tears) and lymphatic (lymph nodes and channels) systems.

There are many different types of detoxification programme and all sorts of ways to cleanse the body of foreign substances and toxins, but a couple of those ways include full body detoxification, certain organ detoxification, and different types of flushes.
Here are some components of a detoxification programme:

Earth Hour 2011: Growing Beyond the Hour: Pledge to "Live Green"

Earth Hour
Earth Hour 2011 on 26th March prepares to showcase a growing global community committed to taking environmental actions that go beyond the hour. From now until Earth Hour 2012, WWF-Malaysia is urging everyone across the nation to take Earth Hour beyond the hour by signing up at and pledging to "Live Green: One switch at a time." 

Each month, a simple action towards a more sustainable lifestyle will be highlighted at For example, individuals can pledge to switch off their TV and computer, instead of leaving these in standby mode. 

"WWF-Malaysia hopes that Malaysians will join the global community this Earth Hour to take action that goes beyond the hour. It is easy to "Live Green: One switch at a time", and the more people who make this pledge, the more powerful our efforts to protect our living planet become," said WWF-Malaysia Executive Director/CEO Dato' Dr Dionysius Sharma. 

From its inception as a single-city initiative in 2007, Earth Hour has grown into a global movement where hundreds of millions of people from every continent join together to acknowledge the importance of protecting our planet. 

Earth Hour 2011 will ask Malaysians to: 
  • Switch off your lights for Earth Hour at 8.30pm, Saturday 26 March 2011 and celebrate your commitment to the planet with the people of the world
  • Sign up at and pledge to "Live Green: One switch at a time."
  • Sustain your actions beyond the hour
Earth Hour
Earth Hour 2010 was the largest voluntary action for the environment in history with lights going out across 128 countries and over 4,500 cities worldwide. Earth Hour 2011 will again see hundreds of millions of people across all continents come together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour. 

Consumer Claims Tribunal (MCCT) - Knowledgeable Consumers on the Rise

MALAYSIAN consumers are getting smarter. With the increasing purchasing power among Malaysians, more and more consumers are becoming wiser in accounting for every single sen spent.

Children's Toys - Play Safe

CHILDREN’S toys must be carefully selected, writes MARY CHEN, inappropriate toys can be lethal. 

As the mother of two young children, paediatrician Dr Shyam Puthucheary is very careful about the toys she buys for her children. Besides looking at the fun, function and educational values of each toy, Dr Shyam makes sure the toys she chooses are safe.