Hands-Only CPR. You could save a life…. Good Samaritans Law. If you decide to help in an emergency situation you can not be sued or held accountable for possible injury or death. You were acting in good faith to try to help. College basketball player. Did you know….
You could save a life…
If you decide to help in an emergency situation you can not be sued or held accountable for possible injury or death. You were acting in good faith to try to help.
On average less than one third of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR.
CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.
Most bystanders are worried they might do something wrong or make things worse. Panic was cited as the major obstacle to laypersons performance of
Hands-Only CPR is an alternative method of CPR using only chest compressions for cases of an adult witnessed sudden cardiac arrest.
a.What is the leading cause of death in adults?
Answer: Sudden cardiac arrest
b. What life saving technique doubles a person’s chance of survival from sudden cardiac arrest?
Answer: CPR – Cardio Pulmonary
c.What are examples of cardiac events/sudden death emergencies?
Answers: heart attack, drowning, electrocution, and asphyxiation.
What are signs or symptoms of cardiac events/sudden death emergencies?
Answers: Unconsciousness, no breathing, only gasping or no signs of life/movement.
a. You just walked up on a scene what is the first thing you should do?
Answer: Secure the scene.
The first thing you check when you approach the victim is?
How can you tell if the victim is conscious?
Answer: Tap & Shout
b. The scene is secure, what do you do next?
Answer: Locate nearest phone.
What piece of information will you need to provide EMS?
c. Answer: current address
d. Answer: phone number for EMS to contact
If you have bystanders what is one thing you should you do?
Answer: Yell for help. Send someone to phone 911.
Send someone to get an AED.
a. How can you check for signs of breathing?
Answer: Look, Listen, & Feel
Now I want each of you to demonstrate how you would
check for signs of breathing.
Answer: Lean over victim, put ear close to their mouth and listen for breathing, feel for breaths against your check,
and look down the chest to see if the chest is rising.
Why should you start CPR?
Answer: No breathing or only gasping.
b. Now position the victim for compressions?
Answer: Position yourself by kneeling next
to the victim with their head to one side
of your knees
Place heal of your hand in the center of chest and place other hand on top
Lace hands together and lean over victim until
shoulders are over the victim and
lock out elbows
c. At what depth should compressions be performed?
Answer: At a depth of two inches
At what rate should compressions be performed?
Answer: At a rate of 100 per minute
Now demonstrate compressions for 1 minute?
Answer: Check that the manikin’s chest is clicking on each compression and compressions are being performed at a rate of 100 beats per minute (Staying Alive song)
d. How long should you continue compressions?
Answer: Until the victim begins breathing
again or emergency personnel arrives or if an AED is ready to use.
a. Determine location of nearest AED.
b. Turn on AED and follow automated instructions.
i. Adjust victim’s clothing to enable pad-to-skin contact.
ii. Open pad package and plug in pad connector.
iii. Peel pad backing and apply both pads.
iv. Wait and stand clear as AED performs analysis.
v. If instructed, press shock button.