Public Awareness & Motorcycle Safety

Perform CPR.

  • Place heel of one hand on lower half of the sternum between the nipples.

  • Using two hands, depress chest downward 1½ to 2 inches.
  • Give 15 chest compressions at a rate of about 100 per minute.
  • Open airway and give two slow breaths (two seconds each).
  • Continue cycles of 15 chest compressions and two rescue breaths.
  • For a child (1 to 8), give chest compressions with 1 hand 5 times (1-1½ inches) followed by 1 breath.

Check breathing (10 seconds).

  • Look at the victim's chest for rise and fall; listen and feel for breathing.

  • If breathing, place victim in recovery position.
  • If not breathing, give 2 slow rescue breaths (2 seconds each).
  • If breaths do not cause the chest to rise, the airway may be blocked. Reposition head and try breaths again. If chest does not rise, begin CPR (see step #6). When you open the airway to give breath, look for an object in the throat and if seen, remove it.
  • If two breaths cause the chest to rise, continue to step #5.

Adult & Child C.P.R.

If you see a motionless person...

Check responsiveness.

  • Tap victim and shout, "are you okay?"

  • If unresponsive, shout for help and go to step #2.

Call 9-1-1 or emergency telephone number.

  • If the victim is 8 years of age or older and an AED is available, get it.

  • For the unresponsive child, continue assessment and resuscitation for 1 minute (if alone) and then call.

Open airway.

  • Tilt the head back and lift the chin.

  • Remove any obvious obstructions.
  • If you suspect a spinal injury, use jaw-thrust method without head-tilt.

Check breathing (10 seconds).

  • Look at the victim's chest for rise and fall; listen and feel for breathing.

  • If breathing, place victim in recovery position.
  • If not breathing, give 2 slow rescue breaths (2 seconds each).
  • If breaths do not cause the chest to rise, the airway may be blocked. Reposition head and try breaths again. If chest does not rise, begin CPR (see step #6). When you open the airway to give breath, look for an object in the throat and if seen, remove it.
  • If two breaths cause the chest to rise, continue to step #5.

Check circulation (10 seconds).

Signs of circulation include--breathing, coughing, movement, normal skin condition, responsiveness, and pulse.

If not breathing, but other signs of circulation exist, give one breath every 4-5 seconds. Recheck signs of circulation every minute.

If no signs of circulation exist, begin CPR (step #6)

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