CPR 2010 Guidelines

 

Cpr 2010 Guidleines

 

What is CPR?

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is the lifesaving action we now call “CPR.”

 

When do we use it?

 

When provided immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, it can double – even triple – a victim’s chance of survival.

 

The AHA ECC Adult Cardiac Chain of Survival in CPR

 

• Immediate recognition of cardiac arrest and activation of the emergency response system

• Early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with emphasis on chest compressions

• Rapid defibrillation (AED)

• Effective advanced life support

*Integrated post cardiac arrest care

 

How to perform CPR American Heart Association 2010 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.

 

Check for no breathing or no normal breathing (minimum 5 seconds, maximum 10 seconds).

 

Activate the emergency response system Call 911 or tell someone to call.

 

Check for pulse (minimum 5 seconds, maximum 10 seconds).

 

Locate hand position (lower half of the sternum).

 

 Begin CPR starting with chest compressions. At a rate of at least 100 per minute.

 

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 and breaths 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.”

 

http://www.americanheart.org

 

http://handsonlycpr.org/

 

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