Updated: Aug 9
The advent of CPR has meant that we're able to save more lives on a daily basis. Learning CPR can be one of the most generous gifts that you can give to another person. Below you will learn how The CPRWrap works and how you can help save someone's life in a moment.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique used in emergencies when someone's heartbeat or breathing has stopped.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to perform CPR:
Note: It's very important to learn these techniques from certified American Heart Association CPR trainers. To become certified and start saving lives, contact us.
1. Check the Scene: Ensure the environment is safe for both you and the victim. Look for any potential hazards and make sure the victim is not in danger.
2. Check for Responsiveness: Tap the victim's shoulders and shout loudly, "Are you okay?" If there's no response, the victim is unresponsive and you need to proceed with CPR.
3. Call for Help: If you're alone, call emergency services (911 or your local emergency number) before starting CPR. If someone else is present, have them call for help while you begin CPR.
4. Open the Airway: Gently tilt the victim's head back and lift the chin to open the airway. Look, listen, and feel for breathing. If the victim is not breathing or only gasping, you need to begin CPR.
5. Check for a Pulse: Check for a pulse at the carotid artery (located on the side of the neck). If you don't feel a pulse within 10 seconds, start CPR.
6. Begin Chest Compressions: Place the heel of one hand on the center of the victim's chest (between the nipples). Place your other hand on top of the first hand and interlock your fingers. Keep your elbows straight, and position your shoulders directly above your hands. Press down hard and fast at a rate of about 100-120 compressions per minute. Let the chest fully recoil between compressions.
7. Give Rescue Breaths: After 30 compressions, give two rescue breaths. Tilt the victim's head back, lift the chin, and pinch the victim's nose. Make a complete seal over the victim's mouth with your mouth and give a breath that lasts about 1 second, watching for the chest to rise. If the chest doesn't rise, reposition the head and try again. Repeat this for the second rescue breath.
8. Continue CPR: Alternate between 30 chest compressions and 2 rescue breaths. Continue this cycle until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive, the victim starts breathing, an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) becomes available, or you become too exhausted to continue.
9. Use an AED (if available): If an AED is nearby, follow the device's instructions. AEDs can analyze the victim's heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock if necessary.
Remember that performing CPR can be physically demanding, so if there are other people available, you can switch off doing chest compressions to avoid fatigue. Also, take a CPR course from a certified training organization to gain hands-on experience and proper technique.
It's important to note that these instructions are a general guideline. In real emergencies, it's crucial to follow the most up-to-date guidelines provided by medical organizations and adapt the technique to the specific situation.