Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a life-saving technique in emergencies. It’s not difficult to learn, and it only takes a few minutes.
To perform CPR, follow these easy steps mentioned by RedCross:
- Check for responsiveness.
- Immediately call the local emergency number.
- Position the victim.
- Give 30 chest compressions.
- Hand position: Centered on the chest,
- Body position: Shoulders directly over hands; elbows locked,
- Depth: At least 2 inches.
- Rate: 100 to 120 per minute.
- Allow the chest to return to its normal position after each compression.
- Give two rescue breaths.
- Use the head-tilt/chin-lift method to widen the airway past its neutral point.
- Breathe slowly and deeply, allowing the chest to rise and fall with each exhalation.