Learn CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) -You Can do IT

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. In 2010, the American Heart Association updated its guidelines to recommend that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compressions.

It’s far better to do something than to do nothing at all if you’re fearful that your knowledge or abilities aren’t 100 percent complete. Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone’s life.

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Learn CPR is a free public service supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine.  Learn the basics of CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The American Heart Association issued updated CPR guidelines in October, 2010.
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STANDARD CPR FOR ADULTS – CPR in three simple steps
HANDS-ONLY CPR FOR ADULTS – CPR in two simple steps
CPR FOR CHILDREN – CPR in three steps for small children
CPR FOR INFANTS – CPR for infants in five simple steps
STANDARD CPR POCKET GUIDE – Printable CPR instructions
HANDS-ONLY CPR POCKET GUIDE – Printable CPR instructions
CPR FOR CATS & DOGS – CPR instructions for your family pet
STANDARD CPR FOR ADULTS VIDEO – Standard CPR techniques for adults
HANDS-ONLY CPR FOR ADULTS VIDEO – Hands-only CPR techniques for adults
CPR FOR CHILDREN VIDEO – CPR techniques for children
CPR FOR INFANTS VIDEO – CPR techniques for infants
CHOKING ADULT VIDEO – First aid for a choking conscious adult
CHOKING CHILD VIDEO – First aid for a choking conscious child
CHOKING INFANT VIDEO
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CONSCIOUS ADULTS – First aid for a conscious adult
CONSCIOUS CHILD – First aid for a choking child
CONSCIOUS INFANTS – First aid for a choking infant
CPR FAQ – Have a question about CPR? Check here first
CPR FACTS – Facts and general information about CPR
CPR LINKS – Links to other great CPR resources
CPR QUIZ – Think you’re an expert? Take our quiz and test yourself
CPR HISTORY – Interested in learning about the history of CPR?
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This web site is to be used as a free guide and an informational resource, but it cannot replace real CPR or first aid training. Please try to attend a CPR training course in your community and help save a life.
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CPR IN THREE SIMPLE STEPS
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1. CALLCheck the victim for unresponsiveness. If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally. Call 911 and return to the victim. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions.
2. PUMP

If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions.  Push down in the center of the chest 2 inches 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of at least 100/minute, faster than once per second.

 


3. BLOWTilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths.  Each breath should take 1 second.

CONTINUE WITH 30 PUMPS AND 2 BREATHS UNTIL HELP ARRIVES
NOTE: This ratio is the same for one-person & two-person CPR.  In two-person CPR the person pumping the chest stops while the other gives mouth-to-mouth breathing.

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Questions or Comments?
Email Mickey Eisenberg M.D. at learncpr@u.washington.edu

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King County Emergency Medical Services

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Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine

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Mickey S. Eisenberg, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and Medical Director of the King County Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Eisenberg has taught and studied CPR for 30 years. He is actively involved in using innovative means (such as this web page) to teach CPR to as many people as possible.

Thanks to Mickey Eisenberg M.D for the post. Everyone might need CPR at one point and you can save a life knowing how to do it.

 

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