CPR 2005 Guidelines

 

The 2005 guidelines are included for those individuals who do not need to update their certification until 2013 for the 2010 CPR guidlines.

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

 

What is it?

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is the lifesaving action we now call “CPR.”  When you push hard and fast on the patients sternum it circulates the blood and oxygen needed to keep brain and body alive untill advanced medical care arrives.

 

Why do it?

 

When provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest,  CPR can double – even triple – a victim’s chance of survival. Which can mean the difference between life or death for the patient.

 

The Cardiac Chain of Survival in CPR

 

• Early recognition of the emergency and early access to EMS

• Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

• Early defibrillation (AED)

• Early advanced medical care (EMT)

 

How to perform CPR:    American Heart Association  2005 Guidelines

 

Check the scene for safety, determine is scene is safe for you, put on your PPEs (personal protective equipment)

 

Check for a response, to determine unresponsiveness use a combination of tapping and shouting.

 

Activate the emergency response system Call 911 and get an AED (Auotmated External Defibrillator)

 

Open the airway with a head tilt-chin lift.

 

Check for breathing (minimum 5 seconds maximum 10 seconds)

 

Give 2 breaths (1 second each)

 

Check for a pulse (minimum 5 seconds maximum 10 seconds)

 

Locate hand position (lower half of the sternum) Begin CPR

 

Give first cycle of chest compressions (30)

 

Give 2 breaths (1 second each)

 

Give second cycle of chest compressions (30)

 

Give 2 breaths (1 second each)

 

Give third cycle of chest compressions (30)

 

Give fourth cycle of chest compressions (30)

 

Give 2 breaths (1 second each)

 

Give fifth cycle of chest compressions (30)

 

Give 2 breaths (1 second each)

 

After five cycles of compressions and breath re-check for pulse.

 

If no pulse continue compressions until help arrives or the patient regains a pulse.

 

  

“The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.”

 

 For more information:

http://www.americanheart.org

 

http://handsonlycpr.org/

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