How To – CPR

CPR is different depending on whether the victim is an adult, baby, or animal. So take into consideration before preforming CPR. Before starting the CPR process, make sure to call 911 to ensure that professional help will arrive. Then proceed to Check for breathing by leaning your ear in front of the victims mouth. If the victim is breathing, then there will be no need for chest compressions. Instead, keep their airway open by rolling the victim onto their side and monitor their condition until help arrives. Otherwise, if the victim is not breathing, proceed to preform chest compressions.


To begin chest compressions, place victim on their back so that it will prevent further injury while preforming chest compressions. Place one palm of your hand on the chest, but between the nipples of the victim. Then place your other hand on top of the first hand and interlock both hands fingers together. Placing your body above you hands, create a straight up and down line from your shoulder to your hands.

At this point in time, you should preform 30 chest compressions. Press down with both hands directly over the breastbone to perform a compression; helping the victims heart beat. You should press down by about 2 inches and the rhythm in which you push should be quick, amounting to 100 beats per minute. Continue to preform chest compressions and don’t stop for more than 10 seconds.


In order to preform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, tilt the victims head backwards by placing one hand on their forehead to press the head back while using your other hands fingers to open their mouth by pushing downwards on the chin. This opens the victims airway. Keeping the airway open, take the fingers that were on the forehead and pinch the victim’s nose closed. Place your mouth over the victim’s mouth and breathe out for about one second. Make sure to breathe slowly, to ensure that the air goes in the victims lungs and not the stomach. If the breath goes in correctly, the chest should rise. Then immediately give a second rescue breath.


Repeat the cycle of 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breathes. Only until help has arrives, should you stop preforming CPR.


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