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Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Steps - CPR Information

Updated on August 23, 2016
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CPR Information
CPR Information

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Procedures

Have you ever had any type of CPR training? No one knows when they will actually have to perform an emergency CPR procedure. I believe almost every household member should learn or know CPR. In case of an emergency, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedure may be needed, as someone else dials 9-1-1. Always have someone to call 9-1-1 emergency when a CPR procedure is needed, or if no one else is around when you are performing CPR you can have 9-1-1 on speaker phone if possible.

For instance, there may be an unexpected time when an individual at a restaurant may need CPR, due to their food going down the wrong pipe. Or a child could be swimming with their friends in a pool; and the pool water could flood the child's lung -- due to the child staying under water longer than expected; possibly causing choking and loss of conscious. Approximately 500,000 people die of a heart attack. These are potential cases of someone needing CPR. Always have someone call 9-1-1 first, while the person is receiving CPR. Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures isn't just for health care professionals.


There are many professionals trained in CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures, which are:

  • Firemen
  • Doctors
  • Medical Assistants
  • Paramedics
  • Phlebotomist
  • Nurses
  • Police Officers
  • College Students


Even high school, middle school, and elementary school students have learned CPR procedures. Common everyday citizens may need to know CPR procedures in case of unexpected emergencies. Performing a CPR procedure, while waiting for 911 emergency and the ambulance to respond; may help save someone's life.


Watch this video - How to do Child CPR Chest Compression

Chest Compression

Taking Action

  • Check the scene and the victim
  • Call for Help
  • Care for the victim until help arrives

Look around to see what could've possibly caused the injury.


Life Threatening

  • unconscious
  • chest pain
  • bleed severely
  • trouble breathing or no breathing
  • no pulse

Ask a bystander to make the call for you, while you assist the victim.


Give

  1. Exact location
  2. Telephone number
  3. What happened
  4. Caller name
  5. Don't hang-up until dispatcher hangs-up.

Care for the life threatening victims first before those that are not.


Get someone to call 911!

Watch for changes in the victim;

  1. consciousness
  2. breathing
  3. severe bleeding




Look, listen and feel for breath every 5 seconds.

◊ Tap and Shout to get a response

◊ Talk with the victim "Are you alright, can you hear me?"

◊ Support head & neck, it opens the airway, tilt head back.

◊ Check for pulse for every 5 to 10 seconds.

◊ If not breathing, give two slow breaths

◊ Check for pulse carotid artery on the neck

◊ Check for severe bleeding keep head back.

◊ Place him on his side to keep his airway open, if he needs to vomit.

◊ for infants, check the pulse on inside of arm, between the shoulder and elbow.


Conscious

* Check victim for bumps, bruises, pains, depressions, bleeding, and cuts.

* Gasping, gurgling, usually fast or slow painful breathing.

* Make them move any parts of their body that doesn't hurt, head, fingers, hips, and legs.

* Check head for fever, check to see color changing in skin and irregularities.

* Comfort and reassure your victim.


Abdominal Thrust

- Find victims stomach navel, quick upward thrust.

- If they're coughing or speaking, or breathing they are conscious.

- If he lose consciousness lower him to the ground.


Rescue Breathing

  • One slow breath every 3 seconds, watch chest to see if breath is going in.
  • Don't give long or hard breaths into the victim.
  • Recheck pulse for every minute.
  • If victim vomits turn him to his side.
  • If you can't breathe through victims mouth breath through his nose.
  • Plastic barriers can be placed on victims mouth, if you feel uncomfortable putting your mouth on their mouth being that you don't know them personally.
  • 5 abdominal thrusts
  • Sweep out the mouth, using the hook motion with your finger.
  • Ask them to keep coughing, if they are coughing forcefully.
  • 15 chest compression, press with heel of your hands, press with strength of your upper body not your arms.
  • Position shoulders over your hands, repeat chest compression and breathing cycles.
  • Tap and shout, put my ear close to their nose to check for breathing.


Infant CPR Training - See This Video

CPR Performed on Infants

Check to See if Child is Conscious

♥ Shout, and gently tap the child on the shoulder. If there is no response or normal breathing pattern, begin performing CPR.

♥ If child is crying or talking, has a pulse, breathing; the child is conscious.

♥ (unconscious child) Close your mouth tightly on their mouth; retilt head, one gentle slow breath.

♥ Position infant facedown give 5 back blows, between shoulder blades, then face child up, 5 chest thrust.

♥ Place two or three fingers on chest, giving 30 pumps and 2 breaths, (look for objects in mouth sweep out mouth using one finger hook motion.

♥ Continue procedures until infant can breath.

♥ If breathe don't go in, tilt head more.

♥ Keep on until you are exhausted, or they began to breathe on their own, or help arrives, or someone else takes over.

♥ To support Infant place infant over your knee.

* If no breathing and no pulse began CPR immediately.

  • When performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures; counting out loud will help you keep the pace and rhythm.


Preventing Childhood Emergencies

♥ Remove dangers, * give supervision, * teach safety.


Injury Prevention Plan

♥ Remove small objects. Avoid giving food that will choke. Use the words 'no' and don't touch!

♥ Look around for anything you can correct.

♥ Look for bystanders to help.


If the person's back is injured when giving CPR, tilt head back gently.

* Check person from head to toe.

* Ask questions to see if person is conscious.

* Ask person to take a deep breath this is how you check the abdominal breathing (stomach).

* When checking a conscious child use same steps as you would when checking an adult.

* Let person's mouth fall open between breaths to allow them to breathe.

* If they have a pulse but are not breathing do rescue breathing.

* Place 'the heal of your hand' in the middle of their abdomen.


Signs of Heart Attack

  • Sweating- diaphoresis, dyspnea- difficulty breathing, chest pain, nausea or ill feeling or appearance
  • Many victims don't want to admit they're having a heart attack.
  • Chest pain may spread to back, shoulder, and arm.


CPR

- Don't give hard or long breaths

- Place hand in center of chest bone, shoulder over hands and give chest compressions.

- 30 chest compressions every 5 seconds.

- count out loud to keep a good pace and rhythm.


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      Brinafr3sh 7 years ago from West Coast, United States

      lol, SusieQ42, saving a soul for Christ is needed Kingdom behavior. CPR is the earthly added bonus. :]

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      SusieQ42 7 years ago

      You're welcome. I know how to save a soul and how to save a body!

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      Brinafr3sh 7 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Thanks Susieq42,

      Good you've had training before in CPR. Thanks for commenting.

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      SusieQ42 7 years ago

      Great hub! I'm not certified now but I have been in the past. Thank God, I never had to use it!

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