Lifesaving: CPR

When you do CPR on someone, there are three steps that you need to follow. CAB. Which stands for Compressions, Airway, and Breathing.

  1. Compressions
  • Make sure the victim is flat on their back.
  • Place the heel of your hand in the middle of the chest of the victim and interlace your fingers on top, to make a sort of fist.
  • Start chest compressions, pressing at least 2 inches down.
  • Do 30 compressions, at 100 compressions a minute and then move to the next step

 

2. Airway

  •  Tip chin up, tilt head back and make sure the victim’s airway is clear.
  • Check for normal breathing. If the victim is gasping, that doesn’t count.

 

3. Breathing

  • Now you can start mouth to mouth rescue breathing
  • Keeping the victim’s head tilted back, with the chin up, place your mouth on the victims.  Seal it, so that no air can escape.
  • Breath two 1 second long breaths. Don’t breath super hard.
  • The victim’s chest should rise and fall
  • After this, do 3o chest compressions, 2 rescue breaths, 30 compressions, etc until the emergency services arrive.
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