Artificial Resuscitation Techniques
The following information could save the life of one of your co-workers or a member of your family in the event of a heart attack, electric shock, or an accident in which the breathing has stopped. If two rescuers are available, one should apply the closed-chest heart massage, the other mouth-to-mouth respiration, simultaneously. However, the heart should always get first consideration.
It Can Be As Easy As A- B- C:
A – Airway
- Place victim flat on his/her back on a hard surface.
- Shake victim at the shoulders and shout “are you okay?”
- If no response, call emergency medical system
- After alerting emergency services perform head tilt / chin lift.
- Head-tilt/chin-lift—open victim’s airway by tilting the head back with one hand while lifting up the chin with your other hand.
B – Breathing
- Position your cheek close to victim’s nose and mouth and look toward victim’s chest.
- Look, listen, and feel for breathing (5-10 seconds).
- If not breathing, pinch victim’s nose closed and give 2 full breaths into victim’s mouth (use microshield).
- If breaths won’t go in, reposition head and try again to give breaths. If still blocked, perform abdominal thrusts (Heimlich maneuver).
C – Circulation
- Check for carotid pulse by feeling for 5-10 seconds at side of victims’ neck.
- If there is a pulse but victim is not breathing, give Rescue breathing at rate of 1 breath every 5 seconds or 12 breaths per minute.
- If there is no pulse, begin chest compressions as follows:
- Place heel of one hand on lower part of victim’s sternum. With your other hand directly on top of first hand, depress the sternum 1.5 to 2 inches.
- Perform 15 compressions to every 2 breaths. (rate: 80-100 per minute).
- Check for return of pulse every minute.
Continue uninterrupted until advanced life support is available.