Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders

CPR On Adults



Video Courtesy of British Red Cross



If an adult is not breathing normally, you must call an ambulance then start cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breaths.

diagram of adult rescue breath

1. Place your hands on the centre of their chest and, with the heel of your hand, press down (4-5cm). After every 30 chest compressions give two breaths.

2. Pinch the person’s nose. Place your mouth over their mouth and – by blowing steadily – attempt two rescue breaths each over one second.

3. Continue with cycles of 30 chest compressions and two rescue breaths until emergency help arrives or the person begins to breath normally.

If you are unable or unwilling to give rescue breaths give chest compressions alone





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