CPR, or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, is the medical term for reviving heart and lung function in emergencies – most people are familiar with this practice thanks to popular TV soaps! But life-saving and revival strategies have been around for the longest time (many centuries before the term CPR became a part of everyday lingo!)
Early methods like the Flagellation method (1500) or the Barrel method (1770) seemed to inflict even more pain to a helpless body! And, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, used even today, was first recommended in 1740. Read on to trace the complete history of CPR through the centuries.
The Evolution of CPR:
Infographic by – ACLS Certification Institute