Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation 14 Jun 2013

Our Heart Start work on dealing with casualties and emergencies has continued this week. We know what to do if someone is choking, bleeding or unconscious. Now we are learning what to do if a casualty is not breathing. First we call for help then we must start CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) immediately. This is a sequence of 30 chest compressions and 2 breaths monitoring any changes until medical help arrives. It can be very tiring. If there are two of you then you can take it in turns to make it a bit easier.
Sometimes it is quite hard to get the breaths in but we must remember to tilt the head to open the airway, squeeze the nose to stop air escaping and to get a good seal around the persons mouth.