How to perform CPR

How to perform CPR

What would you do if you were lying on the beach, soaking up the rays, when you see someone wading from the water and they collapse. What would you do if you stumbled upon an unconscious child while hiking, and they don’

t have a pulse? You should administer CPR No one, hopefully, likes to stand idly by while a person is dwindling away. Take 5 minutes to learn how to perform CPR. It could save someone’s life.

1- Tap the person on the shoulder, and ask if they’re okay. If they fail to respond, it means they’re unresponsive. If they are unresponsive, this means you can assume they’d want their life to be saved.

2- Call 911 because you now know they need assistance. You also don’t know to what extent their body has been damaged. EMT personnel will arrive shortly.

3- With the person on their back, tilt their head back by slightly lifting their chin in order to open their airway

4- For only 10 seconds, check to see if they are breathing. Sad gasping sounds do not count. If you cannot hear their breath or see their chest rising and falling, begin CPR following the next steps

5- Place one hand on top of the other, lacing your fingers, palms down in the middle of the chest (usually between someone’s nipples)

6- Use your body weight to push down around 2 inches at 100 compressions per minute. This is at the beat of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the BeeGees. Deliver 30 of these pushes/compressions

7- After 30 compressions, quickly tilt the person’s head back once more, pinch their nose, and give them two mouth-to-mouth breaths. Make sure you watch for their chest to rise, then give the next

8-Continue with that 30 compressions-2 breath cycle till emergency personnel arrive to help