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1) Call 911: If you can’t, have someone call for you. It is important to get your victim to the hospital as soon as possible. 2) Take a look at the surroundings: If you and the victim are in danger you need to move the victim before you can perform CPR. (Example: the building is on fire) 3) Put on protection: Gloves and a mask should ALWAYS be used when performing CPR; especially if there is blood at the scene. Diseases are easily spread in emergency situations. 4) Check for consciousness : Shake or tap the victim’s shoulder to make sure he really needs help.
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5) Open the airway: Tilt the head of the victim back so their throat is not closed off. 6) Check for breathing: Place your ear just above the victim’s mouth with your eyes looking towards their feet so you can listen for breathing while watching for their chest rising up and down. 7) Perform two rescue breaths: Place a mask over the victim’s mouth and nose and breath and breathe twice into the
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Unformatted text preview: opening with two seconds in between each breath. 8) Check for breathing, again: If they are still not breathing, continue CPR. If they are breathing, turn victim onto side. • Tip: If you can’t get air to go in, re-adjust the airway and try again. 9) Check for circulation: Place two fingers on the side of the victim’s neck that is closer to you. You should check for no more than 10 seconds. 10) Start compressions: Place one hand on top of the other and interlace the fingers. Press the heel of your bottom hand in the center of the chest and press down 1 ½ to 2 inches into their chest. Do this 30 times at a rate of 100 compressions per minute 11) Two more rescue breaths : Give the victim two more rescue breaths with the mask on. 12) Repeat: Repeat compressions and rescue breaths. Continue to do this for 6 cycles and check for a pulse and breathing again, or when help arrives....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course ENG 108 taught by Professor Ross during the Spring '08 term at Des Moines CC.

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