CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and is a first aid technique used to save someone’s life in case of a cardiac arrest.
During a cardiac arrest, the heart stops pumping blood to the body, and the person loses consciousness. CPR helps to maintain the blood flow to the body until medical help arrives.
CPR involves a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths. Here are the steps:
Check the person’s responsiveness. If they don’t respond, shout for help and call emergency services.
Open the person’s airway by tilting their head back and lifting their chin.
Check for breathing. Look for chest movement, listen for breath sounds, and feel for breaths on your cheek.
Start chest compressions. Place your hands on the center of the person’s chest and push down hard and fast, about 100-120 times per minute.
Give rescue breaths. Pinch the person’s nose and give two breaths into their mouth.
Continue the cycle of 30 compressions and two breaths until medical help arrives or the person starts breathing on their own.
Remember, CPR is a lifesaving technique that requires training and practice. It’s essential to act quickly and confidently in case of an emergency.
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