First Aid - CPR Only

 

1. CHECK AND CALL

    1. CHECK the scene, then CHECK the person.
    2. Tap on the shoulder and shout, “Are you okay?”
        and quickly look for breathing.
    3. CALL 9-1-1 if no response.
    4. If unresponsive and not breathing, BEGIN CHEST COMPRESSIONS. 
 
2. GIVE CHEST COMPRESSIONS 
    1. Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest.
    2. Place the heel of the other hand on top of the first hand,
        lacing your fingers together.
    3. Keep your arms straight, position your shoulders directly
        over your hands.
    4. Push hard, push fast.
        • Compress the chest at least 2 inches.
        • Compress at least 100 times per minute.
        • Let the chest rise completely before pushing down again.
    5. Continue chest compressions.
 

3. DO NOT STOP

    Except in one of these situations:
      - You see an obvious sign of life (breathing).
      - Another trained responder arrives and takes over.
      - EMS personnel arrive and take over.
      - You are too exhausted to continue.
      - An AED is ready to use.
      - The scene becomes unsafe.
 
AED - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
 
    If an AED is available:
    1. Turn on AED.
    2. Wipe chest dry.
    3. Attach the pads.
    4. Plug in connector, if necessary.
    5. Make sure no one is touching the individual.
    6. Push the “Analyze” button, if necessary.
    7. If a shock is advised, push the “Shock” button.
    8. Perform compressions and follow AED prompts.
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