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American Heart Association. Hands-Only CPR. The GOOD SAMARITAN legislation is designed to minimize the fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community. 1. Tap and Shout. Secure the scene before you enter.

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The GOOD SAMARITAN legislation is designed to minimize the fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community.


1 tap and shout
1. Tap and Shout fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community.

  • Secure the scene before you enter.


2 look listen and feel
2. Look, Listen, and Feel fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community.

  • Look for no breathing or only gasping


3 yell for help
3. Yell for help fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community.

  • Send someone to phone 911

  • If alone, leave victim and call 911, or use cell phone

  • Provide EMS with current address

  • Provide phone number for EMS to contact


4 start chest compressions
4. Start Chest Compressions fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community.

  • Push down about 2 inches

  • Let the chest come back up to its normal position

  • Ensure that compressions are performed at a rate of 100 beats per minute

  • Continue compressions until the victim begins breathing again or emergency personnel arrives


5 locate the nearest aed
5. Locate the nearest AED fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community.


6 when aed arrives turn it on and follow prompts
6. When AED arrives, turn it ON and follow prompts fear of possible legal consequences of doing CPR when help is given “in good faith” during an emergency in the community.

  • Adjust victim’s clothing to enable pad-to-skin contact

  • Open pad package and plug in pad connector

  • Peel pad backing and apply both pads.

  • Wait and stand clear as AED performs analysis

  • In instructed, press shock button.


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