Brush Up on Your CPR Knowledge and Save Lives

You never know when you might be the only one who can save a person who is having a heart attack. It could be a friend, a grandparent, a spouse, or a child, and we want to empower you with the knowledge to be able to help your loved ones. Statistically, heart attacks happen often at home and the quicker blood is circulated, the less tissue death or damage that occurs.

ALWAYS call 9-1-1 first. They will help you and summon assistance.
-Give CPR. Push down hard and fast in the center of the chest at a rate of 100 to 120 pushes a minute. Let the chest come back up to its normal position after each push. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends timing your pushes to the beat of the song “Stayin’ Alive.” This method of CPR is called “hands-only” and does not involve breathing into the person’s mouth.

The acronym for trained responders is now CAB: Compressions, Airway, Breathing. Studies found that the time to give breaths was better spent promptly starting compressions for increased survival rates.

Read more here:
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR): First aid – Mayo Clinic