IT CAN BE AS EASY AS A- B- C:
A - AIRWAY
- Place victim flat on
his/her back on a hard surface.
- Shake victim at the
shoulders and shout "are you okay?"
- If no response, call
emergency medical system -911 then,
- open victims' airway by
tilting their head back with one hand while lifting up their chin with your
B - BREATHING
- Position your cheek
close to victims' nose and mouth, look toward victims' chest, and
- Look, listen, and
feel for breathing (5-10 seconds)
- If not breathing, pinch
victim's nose closed and give 2 full breaths into
victim's mouth (use microshield).
- If breaths won't go in,
reposition head and try again to give breaths. If still blocked, perform
abdominal thrusts (Heimlich maneuver)
C - CIRCULATION
UNTIL ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE.
- Check for carotid pulse
by feeling for 5-10 seconds at side of victims' neck.
- If there is a pulse
but victim is not breathing, give Rescue breathing at rate of 1
breath every 5 seconds Or 12 breaths per minute
- If there is no pulse,
begin chest compressions as follows:
- Place heel of one hand
on lower part of victim's sternum. With your other hand directly on top of
first hand, Depress sternum 1.5 to 2 inches.
- Perform 15
every 2 breaths. (rate:
80-100 per minute)
- check for return of
pulse every minute.
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