You Can Save A Life With CPR

CPR stands for “cardiopulmonary resuscitation”. In simple terms, CPR is a technique that you can perform in an emergency to save a person’s life. It combines chest compressions with mouth-to-mouth breathing and can help keep the person’s brain and heart going until medical help arrives.

When to Perform CPR

 CPR can be performed when a person stops breathing, but before you start you need to do and know 4 very important things:

Make sure that the person definitely isn’t breathing.

Performing CPR on a breathing person can cause serious damage to their heart and lungs. 

Check that their air passage isn’t blocked.

For instance, if you’re rescuing the person from the ocean, their throat could be blocked with kelp or sand. 

Ask a bystander or friend to call an ambulance.

Even if the CPR works, the person will need to be checked by a health care professional.

Know when to stop performing CPR,

so that you don’t put your own life at risk by continuing the process for too long. Watch this video for more info!

Very Important!

Don’t perform CPR unless you know exactly how to do it. Watch this video to learn exactly how to perform it on an adult or child – you could save someone’s life!

Hand Placement & Position

ADULTS

Both Hands interlocked between nipples

CHILDREN 1 – 8

One Hand between nipples 

INFANTS

Two Fingers just below nipple line 

Chest Compressions

ADULTS

Press Down 5cm

CHILDREN 1 – 8

Press Down 5cm

INFANTS

Press Down 3.5cm

30 COMPRESSIONS at 100 – 120 compressions PER MINUTE, ALLOW chest to recoil between compression. Immediately follow with RESCUE BREATHS.

Remember!

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