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Industry Standards and Best Practices
If a person’s not breathing and their heart is not beating, they can die or suffer permanent brain damage very quickly. In situations like this, it’s important to know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. This course explains when and how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The proper process for providing Hands-Only CPR is also explained.
Always summon emergency medical assistance first in any situation requiring CPR.
When performing CPR, you’ll perform 30 consecutive chest compressions.
After giving the chest compressions, give the victim 2 rescue breaths.
When should emergency medical assistance be summoned in a situation requiring CPR?Always summon emergency medical assistance immediately or as quickly as possible in a situation that requires CPR.
How long should one wait before beginning CPR?Begin CPR as quickly as possible. The chances that the victim will survive increase dramatically if you begin CPR quickly instead of delay.
When should one perform CPR?If the person’s not breathing and his/her heart isn’t beating.
What is the pattern for performing CPR?Give 30 chest compressions and then 2 rescue breaths, then repeat that pattern until help arrives.
What is Hands-Only CPR?Hands only CPR is an alternate version of CPR in which the person gives no rescue breaths-just the chest compressions.
Is Hands-Only CPR as effective as normal CPR?No, but it’s more effective than doing nothing.
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