1. Check the Scene
Make sure that it is safe for you to perform CPR and nothing will harm you in the process.
2. Call 911
Get help by calling emergency services as soon as possible.
3. Start Chest Compressions
Perform chest compressions at a rate of 100-120 per minute, pushing down 2 inches deep on the center of the chest with one hand while keeping your other hand on top of it for support.
4. Open Airway
Tilt the head back and lift up the chin to ensure a clear airway for breathing.
5. Give Rescue Breaths
Provide two rescue breaths (1 second each) after 30 compressions, then continue with cycles of chest compressions and rescue breaths.
6. Continue CPR till Help arrives
Continue performing CPR until medical help arrives or you become too exhausted to continue.
7. Check Pulse
Check pulse every 5 cycles while continuously giving rescue breaths in between checking pulses if possible. If no pulse is detected start CPR again with chest compressions.
8. Dispose of Protective Equipment
Once help has arrived, dispose of used gloves, masks, and other protective equipment in an appropriate manner.
9. Keep Notes
Keep notes on the events that transpired during the CPR session and what medical procedures were performed.
10. Provide Support
Once medical help arrives, provide comfort to the individual and their family members if needed. This can include providing emotional support or simply being available to answer questions they may have about the situation.