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American Safety12/11/2023
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) is a lifesaving technique crucial in emergencies like a heart attack or near drowning. Here’s a straightforward guide on how to perform CPR effectively.

1. Assess the Situation: Ensure the area is safe for you and the victim. Check if the person is responsive by gently tapping and shouting at them. If there's no response, call for emergency help immediately.

2. Position Your Hands: Place the heel of one hand at the center of the person's chest. Put your other hand on top, interlocking your fingers. Keep your arms straight and your shoulders directly above your hands.

3. Chest Compressions: Use your body weight to compress the chest at least 2 inches deep at a rate of 100 to 120 compressions per minute. Think of the beat of the song “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees to maintain the rhythm.

4. Open the Airway: After 30 compressions, open the person’s airway by tilting their head back and lifting their chin. This is crucial for effective rescue breathing.

5. Rescue Breaths: Pinch the person's nose shut, take a normal breath, and seal your lips around their mouth. Blow into their mouth to make the chest rise. Give two breaths, each lasting about one second.

6. Repeat: Continue the cycle of 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths until emergency help arrives or the person starts to breathe.

Remember, CPR is physically demanding. If you’re unable to continue, ask someone to take over. Performing CPR, even if not perfectly, is better than doing nothing at all in these critical situations.

Note: This guide is for informative purposes. It’s highly recommended to take a certified CPR course for hands-on practice. 🚑❤️👐
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