Saturday, April 22, 2006
FIRST AID / CPR
I went to my First Aid and CPR Instructor recertification class today.
The American Heart Association has changed the guidelines for CPR. It actuall is much simpler now. If you click on this site http://depts.washington.edu/learncpr/quickcpr.html It will give simple instructions.
CPR saves lives, and the more people that know how to do it, the safer we all are.
Three simple steps:
1. Call Check the victim for unresponsiveness. If there is no response, Call 911 and return to the victim. In most locations the emergency dispatcher can assist you with CPR instructions
2. Blow Tilt the head back and listen for breathing. If not breathing normally, 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.
3. pump If the victim is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions. Push down on the chest 11/2 to 2 inches(adults) 1 to 1 1/2 inches (children) 3/4 to 1 inch (infants) 30 times right between the nipples. Pump at the rate of 100/minute, faster than once per second.
CONTINUE WITH 2 BREATHS AND 30 PUMPS 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.
This goes for children and infants as well.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble,
you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.
Posted by Phyllis at 11:27 PM