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If the victim doesn't have a pulse or you're not sure, you will need to do chest compressions.

If the person isn't breathing do chest compressions!

If you have access to an AED get it now!

Has the victim responded by waking up or starting to breath on their own?

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1. If there is no pulse or you're not sure.....
Start chest compressions
       -The rate is 100/ min
       -The depth is 2 to 2.5 inches
       -Hands in the middle of the sternum and the
       -Arms should stay straight
       -Press on the chest up and down
2. After 30 compressions give 2 rescue breaths
3. Continue the 30:2 ratio
4. If you're not doing rescue breathing its ok. The compressions will provide oxygen to the person. Although not as good it will still work.
5. Continue until a pulse returns or help arrives

Think of the song 'Stayin Alive'  by the Bee Gee's to guide how fast to do the compressions.

One compression for every beat of the music

Further Instructions

  • Make sure there isn't anything in the mouth obstructing breathing

  • If the person vomits, don't panic you did nothing wrong

  • Tilt the head to the side and wipe out the mouth with a cloth or your fingers

      Make sure you keep the airway open at all times!

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