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CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a lifesaving technique used when someone’s heart has stopped beating or they’re not breathing (for example, they’ve had a heart attack, or nearly drowned). While it’s best to be trained in CPR before attempting to perform it on someone, it’s better to try something than do nothing if you see a person in a life-or-death situation.
If a person has stopped breathing or her heart is no longer beating, he can sustain brain damage in as little as several minutes, and die in as few as 8 to 10 minutes. CPR may help head off these dire consequences. It can keep oxygen-rich blood flowing to the person’s brain and other vital organs until medical professionals can help him to recover a normal heart rhythm.
How is CPR performed? Your best course of action depends on your skill level, and the age of the victim. The directions below are for an adult.
To perform CPR on an adult:
How is CPR performed? Your best course of action depends on your skill level, and the age of the victim. The directions below are for a child between the ages of 1 and 8.
To perform CPR on a child between 1 and 8 years of age:
How is CPR performed? Your best course of action depends on your skill level, and the age of the victim. The directions below are for an infant.
To perform CPR on an infant:
If you know the baby is choking on something, perform first aid for choking. Otherwise, stroke the baby and see if he moves (do not shake the baby).
If someone else is on the scene, have her call 911 or a local emergency number for help. Meanwhile, take these steps:
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