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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….

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hands only cpr

Hands-Only CPR

You could save a life…

good samaritans law
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.

did you know
Did you know…

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.

did you know1
Did you know…

Most bystanders are worried they might do something wrong or make things worse. Panic was cited as the major obstacle to laypersons performance of

bystander CPR.

did you know2
Did you know…

Hands-Only CPR is an alternative method of CPR using only chest compressions for cases of an adult witnessed sudden cardiac arrest.

family friends cpr anytime
Family & Friends CPR Anytime
  • Objective:
    • By the end of this module you should know when to give CPR and be able to give CPR to an adult.
  • We are now going to learn how to give hands-only CPR and have time to practice by watch the Family & Friends CPR Anytime video.
i awareness

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


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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.

ii 911
II. 911

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?

Answer: consciousness

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.

ii 9111
II. 911

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.

iii compressions

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.

iii compressions1

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

iii compressions2

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)

iii compressions3

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.

iv automated external defibrillator aed knowledge

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.