Outdoor Skills - First Aid
Cardio - Pulmonary - Resuscitation
When there is no pulse and no breathing:
Tilt head back and lift chin up. Pinch victim's nose shut.
Blow 2 slow breaths into victim's mouth (2 seconds for adults, 1-1/2 for children)
- inhale after each breath
- watch for chest to rise
- allow deflation after each breath
- reposition neck if necessary
Check pulse - put 2 fingers in groove of neck nearest you - if there is no pulse, begin chest compressions.
Slide fingers up rib cage to notch in middle of chest.
Put index finger in notch & slide heel of other hand next to fingers.
Put hand that found the rib notch on top of other
hand and press downward
with heel of bottom hand about 1 1/2-2 inches, making sure to keep your
NOTE: Use only one hand on a child or small or aged adult
Keep this procedure up, alternating breaths & compressions:
- 2 breaths
- 15 compressions (one-and-two-and...)
- 2 breaths - continue until victim breathes or help arrives