How to Perform CPR on an Adult

HOW TO PERFORM CPR ON AN ADULT If you see someone collapse or find someone lying on the ground: 1 ASSESS THE SCENE • Quickly check the area for safety hazards, you can't help anyone if you become a victim yourself. CHECK THE VICTIM FOR A RESPONSE 3 IF THE VICTIM IS UNRESPONSIVE CHECK THE VICTIM FOR BREATHING • Tap or shake the victim on the shoulder. • Yell for help. • Open the victim's airway. • Instruct a specific bystander Gently tilt the victim's forehead back with one hand, to call and lift the chin with the other. • Shout: "Are You OK?" • Scan the victim from head to abdomen for breathing. CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Do this for no more than 10 seconds. O The victim must be on a firm and flat surface and facing upwards Gasping or gurgling is NOT breathing and CPR should be performed immediately. 2 GIVE 2 RESCUE BREATHS 30 CHEST REPEAT STEPS 3 1& 2 AND CONTINUE THIS PROCESS UNTIL: COMPRESSIONS • Draw a line, with your hand, from the armpit to the center of the chest • Ensure head is tilted back and the chin is lifted. • The victim begins breathing. • Another trained responder arrives and is ready to take over. Place the heel of one hand on the lower half of the sternum • Pinch the nose closed and or breast bone and place other hand over the first. cover the victims mouth, with your mouth, forming a complete seal. Interlace fingers. • Straighten your arms and position your shoulders over the victim's chest. • You are physically unable to continue. 30 18" After 5-cycles of CPR, if help is not available and the victim has • Blow in for one second and look for the victim's chest to rise. Push down to give 30 deep chest compressions in 18 seconds or less. It helps to 1" not resumed breathing, call count out loud. • Push down hard and fast, 2 inches (or 5 centimeters) deep at the rate of at least 100 compressions per minute. 9-1-1 • If chest does not rise, re-position if needed. • Lift your hands slightly off the chest between each compression to allow for full chest re-coil. CPR Certified INDIGO M EDICAL TRAINING Sources: 9-1-1

How to Perform CPR on an Adult

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CPR is an important lifesaving technique that has proven effective for millions of people alive today. The fact is, the more people that are certified in CPR the greater the likelihood someone will be...


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