Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is an emergency life-saving procedure performed on a person who has had a heart attack or cardiac arrest.
It helps keep blood flow active, heart pumping, and restore breathing and heart rate in people in cardiac arrest.
Below are step-by-step instructions for performing CPR on a person in cardiac arrest/heart attack.
– After calling for emergency medical help, perform 30 chest compressions. Place both of your hands (interlaced) on the person’s breastbone, in the center of their chest.
– Push hard and fast into the center of the chest, causing the chest to move inward about an inch.
– Press at a rate of 100 times a minute. Remember to let your chest rise completely between compressions.
Perform CPR until and unless medical help is available.