CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a lifesaving technique that can be used when someone has stopped breathing or their heart has stopped beating.
It involves chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. When performed properly, CPR can be the difference between life and death.
If you see someone who appears to have stopped breathing or their heart has stopped, call 911 immediately and then begin CPR.
If you are not trained in CPR, you can still help by doing chest compressions.
Here are some tips on how to perform CPR:
1. Position the person on their back on a firm surface.
2. Kneel next to the person’s chest.
3. Place the heel of one hand on the center of the person’s chest.
4. Place your other hand on top of the first hand.
5. Push down on the person’s chest, using enough force to compress their heart by at least 2 inches.
6. Release the compression and then repeat at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute.
7. If you are trained in CPR, you can also provide mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
8. To do this, tilt the person’s head back and lift their chin.
9. Pinch their nose shut and seal your mouth over theirs.
10. Blow into their mouth for about 1 second, watching to see if their chest rises.
11. If it does, repeat the process.
12. If the person’s chest does not rise, check to see if their airway is blocked and then try again.
13. Continue CPR until emergency medical help arrives or the person begins to breathe on their own.
CPR is a lifesaving technique that everyone should know how to perform. By following these steps, you can help someone in need and potentially save a life.
CPR classes are extremely helpful in gaining confidence to help in emergency situations. Please contact Security Training Academy for various levels of life-saving skills classes that will enable you to be the helping hand in the time of need.