Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation



 Doctors, police, firefighters, and trained parents can do CPR to help someone that stops breathing



 First, tap and shout to see if person responds.


 Second, call or send someone to call or get help and get an AED.


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Third,if you did not see them breathing normal, begin chest compressions. Push fast and hard on the lower half of the breastbone.


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  •  This helps the heart push blood throughout the body, especially the brain.  



Doctors, Nurses, Firefighters, Police, and other trained individuals will provide breathing for the injured person by suppplying air to their lungs.  If you have not been trained in CPR, continue with pushing fast and hard on the chest.   As soon as an AED is available, it should be used on the injured person. 


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When Should Someone Use CPR?


The person is not breathing normally and does not respond to you


 This can happen from:

  •  Heart attacks
  • Strokes, blood flow to a part of the brain suddenly stops
  • Choking on something that blocks the airway
  • Near-drowning incidents, someone is under water for too long and stops breathing 
  • A very bad neck, head, or back injury
  • Severe electrical shocks (like from touching a power line)
  • Being very sick from a serious infection
  • Too much bleeding
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Swallowing a drug or chemical


 If an emergency happens or someone becomes very sick while you are around


Stay calm and follow these steps:

  1. Try to get the person to respond by gently shaking his or her shoulder and asking, "Are you OK?"
  2. If there is no response send someone to call 911 for help or call yourself if you are alone.
  3. Begin the steps of CPR.

CPR Guide: 



Source: Kids’ Health 


Source: American Heart Association

CPR Links:
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