How to Perform CPR Instructions
April 26, 2008
Why is learning how to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) so Important?
As we know every year there are more than 225,000 adults in America that die from sudden Cardiac arrest.
What would you do if one of your family members could not breathe and depended on you to perform CPR. If you follow the following steps you will be able to perform CPR and be able to save a life!
Check the Scene
• Make sure it is safe for you to help.
• Don't become another victim if area is not safe.
Step 1 check scene
Check the Victim step 2 check victim’s pulse
• tap and shout to try get response.
Call for Help
• Call 911, or tell someone body else to call.
• Call first then start CPR if needed.
• tilt head back, lift chin up to open airway.
• Pinch nose closed, take a normal breath, cover victim's mouth with yours and blow out your breath until you see the chest rise. Give a second breath. Take about 1 second per breath. If chest doesn't rise, open airway again.
• Pump the chest 30 times.
• Place the heel of one hand in the center of the chest and your other hand on top of it. Press chest down 1 1/2 to 2 inches at a rate of 100 per minute (16 in 10 seconds).
Repeat A - B – C steps, until help arrives.
Always remember to save a life!
While you were reading these instructions on this page, 1 person died
from a heart attack in the USA.
Information Provided by the American Heart Association