CPR is the term for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. This is essentially the steps to help someone without the heartbeat and breathing. Proper CPR techniques are crucial in these situations and might easily save someone’s life. Follow the simple procedure and learn the steps you need to take in order to help a person that doesn’t breathe. Two-person CPR procedure is found to be the most effective and also the fastest way to help. One person will give breaths and the other will compress the chest of the unconscious patient.
Two-people CPR Method
If you found someone who seems to be unconscious, try to find someone to help you, if you have to perform a CPR. One of you should call 911 and the other should try to see if a person is responding. Ask the person if he/she is ok or if he/she can hear you. If there is no answer go to secondstep.
Check if the person is breathing. Look at his/hers chest or feel it on the wrist. If the person is breathing, the chest will go up and down. Sometimes, it might be useful to remove some of the clothes to be able to see the breathing signs more easily. If you place your ear near the person’s mouth you could hear the breathing too. If there are no breathing signs, go to step 3.
Now you should start giving breath to the person. Lift the chin and tilt the head just slightly back. Your hands should be placed like this - one on the person’s forehead and the other one to lift the chin up. Breathe in one time and look for the breathing signs. If there isn’t any, try one more time. After that, check the carotid pulse (on the neck, just below the jaw, using your index and third finger tip).
If there are still no breathing signs the other person you are with should start with chest compressions. Place the heel of your hand in the center of a person’s chest, and your other hand place on the top of the first one. Start with 30 chest compressions.
Both of you should work together and give the victim 2 breaths and 30 chest compressions. After that, check for some vital signs. Repeat the same procedure over and over again until the person starts to breathe on his/her own or the emergency arrives.