Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a technique used in an emergency when a person’s heart has stopped beating and their breathing has stopped.
CPR What is it?:
Cardio = HEART
Pulmonary = LUNGS
Resuscitate = REVIVE
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) refers to basic airway management, artificial ventilation, and chest compressions to provide oxygen and circulation to core organs: the heart, brain, and lungs. In children, CPR has been shown to improve survival from drowning, and it may also benefit patients in CPA from other causes.
5 Steps to Performing CPR
1: Access Scene Safety:
Check the area for any safety hazards that may be harmful to you.
2: Check for Responsiveness:
Tap the victim’s shoulder and shout, “Are you OK?”
3: Look for Normal Breathing:
Look for normal chest rise and fall.
4: Call 9-1-1: if no response,
Call 9-1-1 or send someone else to do so.
Make sure the victim is lying on a firm and flat surface facing upwards.
5: Start CPR:
Basic Life support chain in adults:⇓