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Adult CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or near drowning, in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

Here is what you can do if someone requires CPR:

  • Tap and shout
  • Yell for help. Phone your local emergency response team
  • Check breathing
  • Give 30 compressions at a rate of at least 100 per minute and a depth of at least 2 inches. Let the chest come back up to its normal position.
  • Give 2 breaths
  • Continue giving sets of 30 compressions and 2 breaths until someone with more advanced training arrives and takes over