When someone is not breathing, his heart will immediately stop. That is when doing CPR is required to improve blood circulation and provide oxygen into the body. However, make sure you check one’s airway to see if they are breathing or not.

  1. Put Your Hand Above

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The first step to it, is ensuring the patient is lying on a firm surface and at his back. Placing your hand on the center of the person’s chest and kneel beside him to ease the process of CPR

 

  1. Interlock Your Fingers

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Making sure your arms are straight and put your hand on the other hand to apply pressure and interlock the fingers of both hands. Keep your fingers together to avoid any harm to the patient’s chest or rib cage.

 

  1. Give compressions to the chest

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Lean forward so your shoulders are directly over the patient’s chest. After that, press on the chest about two inches. This would release pressure, do not forget to keep your hands in same position. Once done, let the chest come back up

 

  1. Open airway

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Tilt his head and his chin for the airway. Only then, let his mouth open slightly

 

  1. Rescue breaths (above)

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Pinch the person’s nostrils closed with the hand on his forehead. Meanwhile, the other hand is to support the patient’s chin. Breathe in for some air and put your mouth over the patient’s. Lastly, blow until you can see his chest rise.

 

  1. Check chest fall.

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Remove your mouth and look along the chest. Repeat steps five to six times.

 

  1. Repeat chest compressions and give breaths.

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Repeat the cycle of 30 chest compressions, followed by two rescue breaths. Continue the cycle.

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