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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique used to save cardiac arrest victims. Cardiac arrest is the condition that occurs when the heart stops beating unexpectedly. Without a heartbeat, the heart cannot pump oxygenated blood to the body's major organs like the brain. Without an oxygen supply, severe brain damage occurs within four minutes, and the victim will die within ten minutes. CPR manually pumps oxygenated blood to the organs when cardiovascular complications prevent the heart from doing so on its own.
The American Heart Association (AHA) outlines two main types of CPR: compressions-only CPR and CPR with rescue breathing. To begin either type, rescuers should check for responsiveness and a pulse. If neither are present, call 911 to report a cardiac arrest and start CPR. The CPR procedure is:
Kneeling above the victim, rescuers should deliver rapid compressions to the center of their chest, using both hands to pump at least 2 inches down into the chest at a rate of 120 beats per minute. Continue giving compressions until emergency medical personnel arrive on the scene and can take over.
CPR with Rescue Breathing
When the victim is not breathing on their own, rescuers must open the airway by tilting the head back and raising the chin. Begin rescue breathing by performing 30 chest compressions. Rescuers should then seal their mouth over the victim’s and deliver one rescue breath, watching for the victim’s chest to rise. If the chest does not expand, give a second rescue breath. After two rescue breaths, resume chest compressions and continue at a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 breaths. Continue delivering rescue breaths until the victim begins breathing normally or until emergency medical assistance can take over.
Ideally, two or more bystanders will witness a cardiac arrest and be able to work together to assist the victim. One person can be responsible for calling 911, which is vital if there is no mobile phone available and they must leave the scene to make the call. At the same time, they can go and retrieve the nearest AED. The other rescuer can stay with the victim and begin CPR immediately. When there are two rescuers, the chest compression to rescue breaths ratio will go from 30:2 to 15:2. The rescuers should trade positions every couple of minutes to prevent fatigue.