PROCEDURE OF CPR
CPR is a basic emergency procedure for life support consisting of artificial respiration and manual external cardiac massage.
- Check for responsiveness of victim. If you suspect that victim has sustained spinal or neck injury, do not shake or move him. Otherwise shake victim gently and shout “are you okay? To see if there is any response. If there is no response no breathing quickly call for emergency help and following steps:
- Circulation assessment
– establish presence or absence of carotid pulse by placing two fingertips on his carotid arter for 5 to 10 secs.
– start chest compression immediately if the carotid pulse is absent or questionable.