When you unexpectedly run across someone lieng there you should always respond in some way, shape or form.
The first thing to do is make sure the scene is safe, it is not safe you should try to move the victim to and area where you can preform CPR without any risks. After you verify that the scene is safe check the victim for responsiveness. It he/she is non-responsive
you will tell someone to call 9-1-1 or activate EMS then go straight into 30 chest compressions at 1/2 the depth of chest. After you have done 30 compressions then give 2 "rescue" breaths into the victim, and repeat this procsess until a person of greater or equal training arives at the scene.
When preforming child CPR the same steps apply. Check the scene, look for responsiveness, 30 chest compressions, two breaths. The chest compressions are the same as well. Half the depth of the chest.
When preforming infant CPR you will begin by checking the scene for safety, looking for responsiveness, activating EMS, and then beginning CPR.
The only diffrance is that with and infant your chest compressions should only be 1/3 the depth of the chest. It goes 30, 1/3 deep comp. straight to 2 breathes.
HOW TO USE AN AED
Also known as a Defibrillator, this device provides and electrical shock to the victim to restore there normal heart rate.
- 1: TURN IT ON
- 2 Make sure area is clear of anything that could interfere with the device (water, combustibles, ect,)
- 3: remove all clothing from victims body and dry if possible
- 4: depending on the size/age of the person you should read the lables on the pads to figure out where to place the pads on the body
- 5: the machine will read survey the body and advise a shock if nessisary