How to save a life.

By: Katey Embacher

Adult CPR

  • Check the scene.
  • Check the patient.
  • Call 911 or activate EMS.
  • Give 30 chest compressions. (2 hands middle of the chest 1.5-2 in. deep at a rate of 30:2 at least 100 per min.)
  • Give 2 rescue breaths. (Tilt the head back and plug the nose)
  • Continue the chest compressions and 2 breaths until EMS has arrived and taken over.

Child CPR

  • Check the scene.
  • Check the patient.
  • Call 911 or activate EMS.
  • Give 30 chest compressions. (1 or 2 hands middle of the chest 1 in. deep at a rate of 30:2 at least 100 per min.)
  • Give 2 rescue breaths. (Tilt the head back and plug the nose)
  • Continue the chest compressions and 2 breaths until EMS has arrived and taken over.

Infant CPR

  • Check the scene.
  • Check the patient.
  • Call 911 or activate EMS.
  • Give 30 chest compressions. (2 fingers middle of the chest 0.5-1 in. deep )
  • Give 2 rescue breaths. (Tilt the head back and plug the nose)
  • Continue the chest compressions and 2 breaths until EMS has arrived and taken over.

Adult/Child/Infant Unconscious Choking

  • Check the scene.
  • Check the patient.
  • Call 911 or activate EMS.
  • Give 30 chest compressions. (Adult- 2 hands middle of the chest 1.5-2 in. deep. Child- 1 or 2 hands in the middle of the chest 1 in. deep. Infant- 2 fingers in the middle of the chest 0.5-1 in. deep )
  • Check for the object. Pick out if found.
  • Give 2 rescue breaths. (Tilt the head back and plug the nose)
  • Continue the chest compressions and 2 breaths until EMS has arrived and taken over.

Adult/Child Conscious Choking

  • Check the scene.
  • Check the patient.
  • Call 911 or activate EMS.
  • Give abdominal thrusts until object comes out or EMS has arrived. (Child- get down to there level)

Infant Conscious Choking

  • Check the scene.
  • Check the patient.
  • Call 911 or activate EMS.
  • Give 5 back blows. (Keep the head lower than the feet)
  • Give 5 chest compressions. (At a rate of 30:2 at least 100 per min.)
  • Do this until object comes out or EMS has arrived.

Arterial Bleeding

  • Put a bandage on and put pressure on it. (Try to keep it elevated above the heart)
  • Once the bleeding stops then wrap it. (Wrap towards the heart)
  • Activate EMS.
  • If it leaks through add more bandage.

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