Basics of CPR

Knowing CPR can help save a life during a cardiac or breathing emergency. Remembering the CPR steps and administering them correctly can be a challenge, so while this is in no way intended to substitute for actual CPR training and cannot be considered CPR qualified unless you have completed registered training, we’ve shared the steps provided by American Red Cross below on how to properly perform life saving measures.
1.       Check the scene for safety
2.       Check for responsiveness, use the tap-shout-tap to assess if person appears unresponsive
3.       If they do not respond, call 9-1-1 or ask someone to do so
4.       Place person on their back on a flat surface
5.       Give 30 compressions with hands centered on chest and arms locked in place. Shoulders should be directly over hands as you compress about 2 inches allowing chest to return to normal position after each compression
6.       Open airway by tilting head back and check for obstruction in throat, if no obstruction, proceed by giving a breath at least 1 second long, enough for chest to rise
7.       Continue with sets of compression and 2 breaths until medical help arrives

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